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My highest aspiration as UT Austin’s president is to help raise our quality and stature until we are the finest public university in the world. To get there, we need to attract top faculty in both teaching and research. And we need the best pool of diverse and talented students — individuals who will go on, as our graduates have for generations, to be leaders in their fields.
Addressing these essentials is what the President’s Associates is all about. This university can be number one. With your help, we will be.
Your Dollars at Work
The President’s Associates membership is a diverse group of men and women who share a confidence in a brighter future and the belief that UT can help shape that future. Hundreds of dedicated alumni and friends give their support through this program, either annually or through a permanent endowment. More than 300 members have established permanent endowments, and at least 70 have planned bequests to benefit UT. More than five dozen have consistently made gifts to the Office of the President for 20 or more years.
Contributions from members to the President’s Office are put to use throughout the Forty Acres. Since the inception of President’s Associates in 1972, members have contributed $324 million to all areas of UT academics and $40 million to UT athletics.
Enabling Students to Achieve their Potential
Encouraging Excellence in Education
President’s Associates also give their time. More than 300 members have volunteered to work on the University’s advisory councils and Development Board.
Your Connection to Campus
Members of the President’s Associates are among The University of Texas at Austin’s most generous donors, and it is our pleasure to help keep you informed of University priorities and activities. As a member of the President’s Associates, you will receive:
Become a Life Member – Create an Endowment
While your unrestricted annual giving provides important resources for immediate needs, you may wish to consider establishing a permanent endowment that will provide flexible funds for the president to support important initiatives on campus in perpetuity. Two types of endowments are available:
You may fund your endowment with an outright gift or pledge your gift over a period of up to five years. Employer matching contributions may be applied toward your endowment goal.