Meet the Challenge,

Make a Greater Impact

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The Longhorn Band invites you to join the first-of-its-kind Legacy Challenge.

Here’s how a single gift can make a greater impact. If you document a future gift of $100,000 or more through your estate plan, the President’s Development Board will make an immediate donation on your behalf (while funds last) to the Longhorn Band Legacy Fund — a permanent endowment for the Showband of the Southwest! Your gift will make an impact today and a lasting one in the future.

The process is easy. Complete this simple form to initiate your planned gift. Or you can download and complete an Estate Intention Letter and email it to our experienced planned giving advisors Gina Hollis or Jen’ai James to get started. With no burden on your pocketbook today, you can help ensure a thriving future for the largest and most celebrated student spirit organization on the Forty Acres.


Join the Longhorn Band Legacy Challenge today!

You will leave a lasting legacy that benefits countless future Longhorns and fosters the highest level of music-making, music education and musical performance. Your gift will inspire others, and it will give us the opportunity to thank you by welcoming you into the Texas Leadership Society — a family of over 2,000 generous Longhorn alumni and friends who receive special opportunities and recognition.

If you are ready to document your planned gift now, please complete the Estate Intention Letter and email it to Gina Hollis or Jen’ai James.

Questions? Learn more about the Legacy Challenge by reviewing the FAQs.

Your Gift Makes a Difference

Rick Church, a 1977 engineering graduate, created the largest planned gift (to date) to support the Longhorn Band for generations. With this gift, Rick wants to increase the Showband of the Southwest’s margin of excellence and ensure it remains a thriving, life-changing tradition for future Longhorns. He shares, “I want to give back to the people who made me who I am — my band directors, my mentors and my professors. These people gave me everything.”

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Rick Church, UT alumnus

As with any decision involving your assets and/or estate, we urge you to seek the advice of your professional counsel when considering a gift to The University of Texas at Austin.

Thank you for your interest in the Longhorn Band Legacy Challenge.

Please submit the form below and a member of the Development team will be in touch soon to answer any questions you may have.

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