Creating Confident Voices
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation brings new hope to people who stutter.
“I started here as a student and I took every opportunity I could to steadily build a support system, not only for research but for treatment for the stuttering community,” says Byrd, founding and executive director of the center. “Arthur Blank understands the power of a great university. He has contributed support for us that will ensure our mission lasts in perpetuity.”
Among the Blank Center’s projects is Camp Dream. Speak. Live. — a free annual camp that helps children who stutter gain the confidence and skills they need to navigate their neurological difference. Donor support allows UT Austin to develop engaging programming that makes life-changing differences to people in Texas and around the world.
This video is part of World-Changing Gifts, a series highlighting the impact of transformational investments made during UT’s What Starts Here fundraising campaign.
Stories of Impact
Thanks to the generosity of donors, Forty Acres Scholars and future nurses learn to change the world, one patient at a time.
A gift from Gary L. Thomas supports UT Austin’s reputation as a global leader in energy education.
McCombs graduate Phil Canfield and wife Mary Beth support UT’s Canfield Business Honors Program with student scholarships, keeping enterprising minds on the Forty Acres.