What is the What Starts Here campaign?

The What Starts Here campaign is the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of The University of Texas at Austin and the state of Texas. Launched publicly on March 4, 2022, the campaign has a goal of $5 billion received by 2025, with $1 billion to support UT...

Why does a state university need a fundraising campaign?

UT’s revenue comes from three main sources: state support, tuition and philanthropy. State funding makes up about 20% of UT’s revenue. Private support is the primary source of funding that recruits new talent, makes innovation possible and drives a vibrant future for...

How does my gift make a difference?

UT is a university of the first class because of the generous support we receive from our donors. State funding supports basic university operations, but it’s your support that drives excellence. Every dollar of your gift goes to the purpose you specify and supports...

How will my gift be used?

Your gift goes to the college, school, unit, program or other cause that you specify. You can choose to give to a general purpose — like the UT scholarships fund — or to a specific person or program that is close to your heart. Every gift makes a difference.

How do I participate in the campaign?

Making a gift online is the fastest way to support the campaign. You can also explore other ways to give, from mailing a check to including UT in your estate plan, here.
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