Meet the Challenge,
Make a Greater Impact

Update: The College of Natural Sciences Legacy Challenge is complete! We’ve raised an incredible $21.6 million and awarded all the matching funds. Thank you to our wonderful donors for supporting a bright future for the College of Natural Sciences. If you are interested in other important ways to support the college, please contact our planned giving advisor Meg Guerra to get started.
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The College of Natural Sciences invites you to join the first-of-its-kind Legacy Challenge for the college.

Here’s how a single gift can make a greater impact. If you document a new future gift of $100,000 or more through your estate plan, the College of Natural Sciences will make an immediate donation (while funds last) to the department, program, project or area in the college that you choose! 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 Genevieve Hughes or Meg Guerra to get started. With no burden on your pocketbook today, you can provide support to the students, faculty and programs within the College of Natural Sciences that mean the most to you.

Note: Gifts to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Marine Science Institute and McDonald Observatory are included in the CNS Legacy Challenge.

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Join the College of Natural Sciences Legacy Challenge today!

You will have an immediate impact on student education and scientific discovery, and leave a lasting legacy of support for the people and programs you care about most.

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 this simple form.

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

Your Gift Makes a Difference

“I am delighted to be able to support the college and the neuroscience department through my estate gift. It’s very comforting to know that my gift will continue to support them when I’m no longer here. I would like to encourage others to consider doing the same. By starting now, we will change the world,” said Teresa Binning.


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Teresa Binning, UT alumna
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.

For more information please contact:

Director, Gift and Estate Planning
Director, Gift and Estate Planning
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