Message from William Powers, Jr.
President, The University of Texas at Austin
It’s time for some straight talk.
We have one year left in the eight-year Campaign for Texas, and we have reached 75 percent of our goal. It doesn’t take a UT mathematician to figure out that it’s crunch time.
Seven years ago, when my team and I set the goal at $3 billion, we knew we were taking a risk. But I also knew something else — that we’re Longhorns, and that Longhorns are a different breed. I knew that the bond between UT alumni and their alma mater is powerful — that alumni and friends have risen to meet one audacious challenge after another and have done whatever it took to keep this a university of the first class. I believed then — and I absolutely believe now — that we can do this, and that we will.
I can say it no more plainly: UT needs you, and it needs you now. If you have given before, thank you, and please give again. If you haven’t given yet, join the team and be a part of this historic effort. Please make a gift today.
Your gift can be as general or as specific as you like. No matter what your passion, you can find it on the Forty Acres — whether you want to support scholarships for deserving students, help recruit the nation’s top faculty, advance research in a particular discipline, or contribute to the state-of-the-art facilities that make it all possible.
Furthermore, if you have ever considered leaving a gift for UT in your will, I urge you to do it now and make that gift a part of this campaign. For information on planned giving, go to giving.utexas.edu/giftplanning or call 866-488-3927.
Let’s make history together.