Campaign
Volunteer Leaders

What Starts Here starts with you

The University of Texas at Austin is preparing to launch the What Starts Here campaign — the most ambitious fundraising effort in our history. Committed volunteer leaders set an example for Longhorn Nation through their leadership, passion and personal investments, and will ensure transformative impact on our students, faculty and ability to change the world.

Our campaign volunteer leaders’ generosity, leadership and vision for UT make them some of the university’s most valued partners.

College, School, & Unit Committees

The What Starts Here Campaign College, School and Unit Committees support the committee chair and leaders, advise on fundraising strategy and serve as key ambassadors and advocates for one of UT’s colleges, schools or units.
School of Architecture
Tammy Chambless

Tammy Chambless

Dallas, Texas

Fred Clarke (Honorary Co-Chair)

Fred Clarke (Honorary Co-Chair)

Guilford, Connecticut

Laura Clarke (Honorary Co-Chair)

Laura Clarke (Honorary Co-Chair)

Guilford, Connecticut

J. David Harrison

J. David Harrison

West Palm Beach, Florida

Sam Kumar

Sam Kumar

Austin, Texas

Richard Jennings

Richard Jennings

Austin, Texas

Larry Speck

Larry Speck

Austin, Texas

"UT has a high standard for accomplishment. They push their students, faculty, staff and alumni to establish lofty goals, which creates a culture of innovation that leads to success."

Mark Newberry

College of Pharmacy

Blanton Museum of Art
Jeanne Klein (Co-Chair)

Jeanne Klein (Co-Chair)

Austin, Texas

Mickey Klein (Co-Chair)

Mickey Klein (Co-Chair)

Austin, Texas

Charles Tate (Co-Chair)

Charles Tate (Co-Chair)

Houston, Texas

Judy Tate (Co-Chair)

Judy Tate (Co-Chair)

Houston, Texas

"I believe The University of Texas has the capacity and the commitment to educate the next generation to serve the public good."

Luci Baines Johnson (Honorary Chair)

School of Nursing

Briscoe Center for American History
Dolph Briscoe IV, Ph.D. (Chair)

Dolph Briscoe IV, Ph.D. (Chair)

San Antonio, Texas

The Honorable William Hobby, Jr. (Honorary Chair)

The Honorable William Hobby, Jr. (Honorary Chair)

Houston, Texas

Cockrell School of Engineering
Peter Buenz (Co-Chair)

Peter Buenz (Co-Chair)

Spicewood, Texas

Sanjay Chandra

Sanjay Chandra

Southlake, Texas

Bob Gilbert

Bob Gilbert

Austin, Texas

Lizan Gilbert

Lizan Gilbert

Austin, Texas

Webb Jennings

Webb Jennings

Houston, Texas

Sara Ortwein

Sara Ortwein

Magnolia, Texas

"UT is a top-tier university — but what makes it unique is how it levels the playing field. As the flagship public university in Texas, it gives countless young people access to opportunities and networks they couldn’t get anywhere else."

Cappy McGarr

Moody College of Communication

Mark Papermaster

Mark Papermaster

Horseshoe Bay, Texas

Gene Shepherd

Gene Shepherd

Austin, Texas

Gary L. Thomas (Co-Chair)

Gary L. Thomas (Co-Chair)

Houston, Texas

Tom Truskett

Tom Truskett

Austin, Texas

Dr. Van N. Truskett

Dr. Van N. Truskett

Austin, Texas

College of Education
Julius Glickman (Honorary Co-Chair)

Julius Glickman (Honorary Co-Chair)

Houston, Texas

Suzan Glickman (Honorary Co-Chair)

Suzan Glickman (Honorary Co-Chair)

Houston, Texas

Jeanne Klein (Co-Chair)

Jeanne Klein (Co-Chair)

Austin, Texas

Mickey Klein (Co-Chair)

Mickey Klein (Co-Chair)

Austin, Texas

"We encourage others to “pay it forward” to ensure The University of Texas continues to be a premier institution, where future generations of outstanding young people can hone their skills and pursue their dreams."

Marcie and Bob Zlotnik

McCombs School of Business

College of Fine Arts
Steven E. Berman

Steven E. Berman

Pacific Palisades, California

Lisa Fasano Cartwright

Lisa Fasano Cartwright

Chicago, Illinois

Frances Chavez-Berman

Frances Chavez-Berman

Los Angeles, California

Richard M. Church, Jr.

Richard M. Church, Jr.

Paige, Texas

Sarah Hallam

Sarah Hallam

Dallas, Texas

Steve Kahng

Steve Kahng

Austin, Texas

"Your gift helps support students, attracts top faculty to UT, and transforms the way the next generation will change the world. UT is guiding students to make a real difference through the resources that we as donors are able to provide them."

Laura Beuerlein

College of Liberal Arts

Grady Roberts

Grady Roberts

Houston, Texas

Caroline Schupbach

Caroline Schupbach

San Antonio, Texas

Harry Ransom Center
Judy Bollinger

Judy Bollinger

London, England

Suzanne Deal Booth

Suzanne Deal Booth

Austin, Texas

Thomas Staley (Honorary Chair)

Thomas Staley (Honorary Chair)

Austin, Texas

Steve Stodghill

Steve Stodghill

Dallas, Texas

School of Information
Virginia Bowden (Honorary Chair)

Virginia Bowden (Honorary Chair)

San Antonio, Texas

Cheryl Leatherbury (Chair)

Cheryl Leatherbury (Chair)

San Antonio, Texas

"I support scholarships because I want to make opportunities available for those who might otherwise not be able to access a UT education."

Susan Blount

School of Law

Jackson School of Geosciences
Abayomi Olufowoshe (Co-Chair)

Abayomi Olufowoshe (Co-Chair)

Denver, Colorado

Elliott Pew

Elliott Pew

Boerne, Texas

David Pustka (Co-Chair)

David Pustka (Co-Chair)

Houston, Texas

Les White (Honorary Chair)

Les White (Honorary Chair)

Austin, Texas

School of Law
Susan Blount

Susan Blount

Austin, Texas

Bruce A. Broillet

Bruce A. Broillet

Los Angeles, California

Robin Gibbs (Chair)

Robin Gibbs (Chair)

Houston, Texas

Nancy McGregor Manne

Nancy McGregor Manne

Houston, Texas

"Terry and I believe firmly that the basis for solving the next series of problems and opportunities in the Geosciences comes from research. That’s why we’ve decided to invest in collaborative, cutting-edge research at the Jackson School"

Elliott Pew

Jackson School of Geosciences

Neal Manne

Neal Manne

Houston, Texas

Ginni and Richard Mithoff

Ginni and Richard Mithoff

Houston, Texas

"I strongly encourage others to support UT because this great institution continues to produce leaders that succeed in changing the world for the better."

Abayomi Olufowoshe (Co-Chair)

Jackson School of Geosciences

LBJ School of Public Affairs
Admiral B.R. Inman

Admiral B.R. Inman

Austin, Texas

Dr. Claudia Richter (Co-Chair)

Dr. Claudia Richter (Co-Chair)

Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. Jim Richter (Co-Chair)

Dr. Jim Richter (Co-Chair)

Boston, Massachusetts

"UT and Texas Law set me up to start my career in finance, and I am eternally grateful for the opportunities I was given."

George R. Ackert

McCombs School of Business

College of Liberal Arts
Laura Beuerlein

Laura Beuerlein

Austin, Texas

Leslie Blanton

Leslie Blanton

Houston, Texas

Martin Dies

Martin Dies

Austin, Texas

Stephen Houston

Stephen Houston

Old Greenwich, Connecticut

Austin Ligon

Austin Ligon

Austin, Texas

Mark Metts

Mark Metts

Houston, Texas

Ruth Suzman

Ruth Suzman

Scarsdale, New York

Ellen Temple

Ellen Temple

Lufkin, Texas

McCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
George R. Ackert

George R. Ackert

New York, New York

John L. Adams

John L. Adams

Dallas, Texas

Howard M. Berk

Howard M. Berk

New York, New York

Jon Brumley

Jon Brumley

Fort Worth, Texas

Phil Canfield

Phil Canfield

Chicago, Illinois

"Visitors to the Briscoe Center personally experience the story of the United States in all of its complexity. I am proud to continue my grandfather's support for the center, a very rewarding endeavor investing in teaching, research, scholarship and the future of the American people."

Dolph Briscoe IV, Ph.D. (Chair)

Briscoe Center for American History

John Goff

John Goff

Fort Worth, Texas

John D. Harkey, Jr.

John D. Harkey, Jr.

Dallas, Texas

Mindy Hildebrand (Co-Chair)

Mindy Hildebrand (Co-Chair)

Houston, Texas

Aaron Kozmetsky

Aaron Kozmetsky

Dallas, Texas

Ray Nixon (Co-Chair)

Ray Nixon (Co-Chair)

Dallas, Texas

Bob Rowling (Honorary Co-Chair)

Bob Rowling (Honorary Co-Chair)

Dallas, Texas

Terry Rowling (Honorary Co-Chair)

Terry Rowling (Honorary Co-Chair)

Dallas, Texas

Sam Susser

Sam Susser

Dallas, Texas

Marcie Zlotnik

Marcie Zlotnik

Houston, Texas

Robert Zlotnik

Robert Zlotnik

Houston, Texas

Moody College of Communication
Juliet Berkowitz

Juliet Berkowitz

New York, New York

Wofford Denius

Wofford Denius

Los Angeles, California

Jeff R. Hunt

Jeff R. Hunt

Austin, Texas

"My experience at UT gave me the education I needed to have an exciting and rewarding career — one where I felt I was able to make a difference. I want to help provide that same experience for future UT students so they can change the world!"

Sara Ortwein

Cockrell School of Engineering

Marsha Jones (Co-Chair)

Marsha Jones (Co-Chair)

Austin, Texas

Matthew McConaughey (Honorary Co-Chair)

Matthew McConaughey (Honorary Co-Chair)

Austin, Texas

Cappy McGarr

Cappy McGarr

Dallas, Texas

Ross Moody (Honorary Co-Chair)

Ross Moody (Honorary Co-Chair)

Austin, Texas

James Nelson (Co-Chair)

James Nelson (Co-Chair)

Midland, Texas

"We feel it is important to give to those who helped you. We give to UT because we want to make it possible for others to have the same opportunities that we had."

Julius and Suzan Glickman (Honorary Co-Chairs)

College of Education

College of Natural Sciences
Stoney Barton

Stoney Barton

Austin, Texas

Teresa Binning

Teresa Binning

Austin, Texas

Lynn McBee

Lynn McBee

Dallas, Texas

Bob O’Rear

Bob O’Rear

Seattle, Washington

Matt Winkler

Matt Winkler

Austin, Texas

School of Nursing
Kimberly Cain Chapman (Chair)

Kimberly Cain Chapman (Chair)

Dallas, Texas

Jeffrey Chapman

Jeffrey Chapman

Dallas, Texas

Audrey Decherd

Audrey Decherd

Dallas, Texas

"UT is a globally top-ranked institution and one of the most highly regarded public universities in the United States. It is paramount that we support the university so that it can continue to attract a best-in-class faculty and student body."

Grady Roberts

College of Fine Arts

Luci Baines Johnson (Honorary Chair)

Luci Baines Johnson (Honorary Chair)

Austin, Texas

Ian Turpin

Ian Turpin

Austin, Texas

College of Pharmacy
Mark Newberry

Mark Newberry

Austin, Texas

Marissa Schlaifer

Marissa Schlaifer

Arlington, Virginia

"UT is one of the greatest resources in Texas. Coming from a small town in the Texas Panhandle, attending UT opened my eyes to a whole new world. I am a supporter because I want others to have the same experience of being exposed to a wealth of ideas and thought-provoking discussions."

Tammy Chambless

School of Architecture

Jim Smeeding

Jim Smeeding

Dallas, Texas

Danny Vela

Danny Vela

McAllen, Texas

Division of Student Affairs
Angela Crates

Angela Crates

Plano, Texas

Steve Hicks School of Social Work
Tom Dunning (Chair)

Tom Dunning (Chair)

McAllen, Texas

University of Texas Libraries
Regina "Reggie" Nichols (Co-Chair)

Regina "Reggie" Nichols (Co-Chair)

Houston, Texas

Tom Nichols (Co-Chair)

Tom Nichols (Co-Chair)

Houston, Texas

"Leading educational institutions like The University of Texas are vital in producing the ongoing generations of informed citizens and leaders necessary for the future. "

Richard Jennings

School of Architecture

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