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A Royal Artifact Finds a New Home

After purchasing Darrell K Royal’s 2005 BCS Championship ring at an auction benefiting the DKR Fund for Alzheimers Research back in 2012, Sorush “Shawn” Abboud and wife Christina Cole Abboud decided to donate this valuable piece of memorabilia to join the rest of DKR’s archive at the Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports. Learn […]

UFCU Commits $1 Million to Improving Population Health

A long-time community partner, University Federal Credit Union, invests in Dell Medical School’s efforts to address the country’s broken healthcare system. Learn More

Richard E. Rainwater Leaves $5 Million to Support American Music

Through a charitable trust, Richard E. Rainwater, Fort Worth investor and fund adviser, established an endowment to advance the teaching, scholarship, and performance of American music at UT Austin’s Butler School of Music. Learn More

UT Austin Receives Mad Men Archive

Matthew Weiner, the series creator, executive producer, writer and director; and Lionsgate, which produced the critically acclaimed series, donated the show’s archive to UT’s Harry Ransom Center. Learn More

Mulva Family Foundation Gives $75 million to Boost UT Medical Research

James and Miriam Mulva and the Mulva Family Foundation have donated $50 million to advance neuroscience at The University of Texas at Austin and another $25 million for cancer research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Learn more about these gifts and how they will advance health care in Texas and globally. […]

Pharm Futures: There’s More than One Prescription for Success

Mike Lester parlayed a pharmacy degree into a string of multimillion-dollar companies. Now he encourages today’s students to explore entrepreneurial opportunities of their own. Learn More

Going Global with Cross-cultural Training

Expats Bill and Judy Bollinger and UT’s International Office are helping students interested in living and working abroad to learn more about other cultures. Learn More

Thank You for Supporting UT Austin

We’d like to extend a Texas-sized “thank you” to more than 90,000 alumni & friends who donated a collective $347 million to student programs, hands-on learning, research, and so much more this past year. Learn More

Transforming Ideas into Reality

HornRaiser, the official crowdfunding platform of UT Austin, helps students and faculty find assistance for their world-changing programs and innovative research. See what they’re doing and learn how you can support their mission. Explore New Projects

$20 Million Gift to Benefit the Eyes of Texas

An Austin family’s gift will create an eye institute at Dell Medical School focused on research, care, and training the next generation of ophthalmologists. Read More

Coming Full Circle with the College of Liberal Arts

Bobby Patton Jr. and his wife, Sherri, are making a $20 million investment in the college that gave him his start. Their gift supports faculty, graduate programs, and the student experience. Read their story to learn more about the inspiration behind the donation. Read More

Visionaries Welcome

As UT works to advance society through the development of knowledge, it also fosters an entrepreneurial spirit that runs deep. See how the university is taking a multifaceted approach to help people turn ideas into businesses. Read More

Former UT staffer founds Charity Charge to leverage rewards points for good

With the help of Texas Venture Labs at UT’s McCombs School of Business, Stephen Garten created a credit card that allows holders to direct their rewards points to non-profits. Read his story and the inspiration behind the idea. Read More

Dreams Fulfilled

From grade school to graduate school, UT helps students from diverse, low-income backgrounds reach their full potential. See what UT is doing to ensure these young students are academically successful and continue on to college and graduate school. Read More

Scott Rabenold Named Vice President for University Development

Scott Rabenold, just named vice president for university development at The University of Texas at Austin, has the experience and vision needed to lead our philanthropy efforts in the years to come. Learn more about Rabenold and the experience he will bring to the Forty Acres. Read More

Keeping the Nation Safe

With its culture of interdisciplinary collaboration, UT Austin is well positioned to study complex issues facing intelligence professionals and leaders. Learn more about the Intelligence Studies Project and how it offers fresh perspectives on how to keep the nation safe. Read More

DIY Diagnostics Turns Freshmen into Health-Science Researchers

The DIY Diagnostics lab in the College of Natural Sciences focuses on do-it-yourself projects that emphasize easily available diagnostic tests people can take independently to improve their health. See how one UT student used the lab to create a smartphone app that can help people diagnose and monitor skin cancer. Read More

Challenge for McKetta Far Exceeds Campaign Goal

The Department of Chemical Engineering has successfully completed its “Challenge for McKetta,” raising $28 million from engineering alumni, friends and corporate partners, making this the largest department fundraising campaign in the Cockrell School’s history. Read the announcement to learn more and see how the funding will be used. Read More

Thank You, Longhorn Nation!

The 3rd Annual 40 Hours for the Forty Acres wrapped up on April 28, and thanks to you we raised over $2.4 million! More than 3,700 students, alumni, parents, and friends joined forces to make an impact across campus and made this another Texas-sized success. Click above to see how we say thank you. Watch Now

Power Couple

Journalists and UT sweethearts Liz and Les Carpenter made their names in Washington. Now their legacy lives on with a journalism scholarship in their honor. Read their story and learn how their achievements will continue to inspire and support future Longhorns for generations to come. Read More

Raising Our Horns

What do you get when you combine two of UT’s historic strengths — sports and leadership? The Center for Sports Leadership & Innovation, a program that cultivates the character development, leadership skills and long-term welfare of athletes and coaches. Learn more about how this program got started and its mission at UT Austin. Read More

Teens ‘Byte’ into Computer Science

In an effort to bring more women and minorities into science and math, UT has developed two summer camps for teens that dispel myths about computer science. First Bytes and Code Longhorn both teach problem solving, hands-on experience, and research. Read more about the programs and how they are preparing young students for a degree […]

Students and Faculty Launch HornRaiser Projects

From fighting Zika to supporting the environment, HornRaiser projects tackle important issues. See how students and faculty are addressing local and global issues here at The University of Texas at Austin. Learn More

Small World

Working on opposite sides of the globe, two professors and their students join forces to improve lives for people with autism. Read more about how Dr. Mark O’Reilly, the Chair of the Department of Special Education, continues to work collaboratively with former UT professor, Dr. Jeff Sigafoos, now a professor in New Zealand. Read More


The key to breaking the cycle of alcohol addiction? It could very well be a rodent that can’t get drunk. Read now to learn how neuroscience professor Jon Pierce-Shimomura and his team in UT’s Waggoner Center for Alcohol & Addiction Research have made a discovery with the potential to usher in a new era of addiction […]

A Day in the Life of Poverty

In the College of Pharmacy’s Poverty Simulation, students go beyond the classroom for a glimpse of what it means to be truly poor. Read about their experience and see the struggles that more than 45 million Americans face today. Read More

Center for Infectious Disease to be Named for Dr. John Ring LaMontagne

A research center at The University of Texas at Austin will be renamed for Dr. John Ring LaMontagne, a scientist who combated flu and other infectious diseases to improve public health around the globe. Learn more about his story, his accomplishments, and his connection to UT. Read More

Campaign for Theatre Research in Zaatari Refugee Camp

Bart Pitchford, a veteran and Ph.D. candidate in Performance as Public Practice in UT’s Department of Theatre and Dance is traveling to a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan to research how refugees use performance to reimagine citizenship and community. Watch his story and learn more about how you can help. Read More

UT Austin Benefits from Permanent IRA Rollover

Congress just passed legislation to permanently extend the opportunity for Americans age 70½ or older to make direct transfers from their IRAs to public charities. Learn more about this opportunity and how you can use this benefit to support UT Austin. Read More

Why I Chose Social Work

When you support The University of Texas at Austin, you’re helping those who want to change the world. From the fashion industry to the Peace Corps to the military, learn what drew these students to the UT Austin School of Social Work and why they have chosen a path to serve others. Watch Now

The Chinese Cowboy

UT gave this alumnus a nickname, launched a career, and sparked a lifetime of giving back. Read his story to learn how The University of Texas became a big part of his life. Read More

A Hand Up

Don Houseman had earned a Combat Infantry Badge, two Purple Hearts, and a Bronze Star. But could he still earn his degree? From battlefield to the Forty Acres, read more about how Don became a lifelong supporter of UT. Read More

Thankful for You

On Nov. 5, students came together during Thanks Day to show their appreciation for the many donors who help ensure a strong Longhorn education. Check out their video. Watch Now

New HornRaiser Projects Are Live

From saving the coral reefs to fighting diseases, faculty and students are working to change the world. Check out the latest projects on the university’s official crowdfunding platform and learn how you can join their efforts. Read More

Talkin’ about a Health Revolution

With the launch of Dell Medical School, UT has a unique opportunity to rethink everything about health care. Read More

Forty Acres Building Boom

Dell Medical School isn’t the only construction zone on campus. See what else is rising with the help of alumni and friends. Read More

Brownsville Student Receives Rio Grande Valley Scholarship

Stephen “Michael” Garcia, a 2015 Homer Hanna High School graduate, began his Longhorn education at The University of Texas at Austin this year. Named the newest recipient of the Rio Grande Valley Scholarship, Garcia will …Read More

One Gift Can Strengthen the Entire University

President’s Associates members support UT presidents’ top priorities and other initiatives across campus. Read More

Leading Longhorns: The University Leadership Network

The university has a new way to help students succeed — in four years. Read More

HornRaiser Donors Help in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s

Chemists at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered a potentially revolutionary treatment to this debilitating disease, and the UT community is getting behind their work. Read More

Student Research, Technology Get a Boost

Two recent grants illustrate the power of philanthropy to transform research for faculty and students alike. Read More

Meet the 29th President

On June 3, 2015, Gregory L. Fenves took the reins as the university’s leader. Learn more about his goals for further advancing this great institution. Read More

More than a Game

A one-of-a-kind leadership program marks its first year. Read More

A Different Kind of Pipeline

The ExxonMobil Foundation donated nearly $1.5 million to help boost business, engineering and geosciences programs and support the foundation’s mission to encourage women and minorities to pursue careers as scientists and engineers. Read More

Thank You, Longhorns

You made this year’s 40 Hours for the Forty Acres one for the books. Together we raised $391,009, more than two and a half times our $140,000 goal. Read More

Best Foot Forward

Support outstanding students while honoring Bill Powers’ UT legacy with Longhorn-branded shoes for dads and grads. Read More

A Portal to New Worlds

Breaking ground this fall, the Giant Magellan Telescope will bring unprecedented opportunities for discovery. Read More

Become Part of the Giving Process

Social work junior Marisa Swanson explains how “donations have the power to transform lives for the better” just in time for 40 Hours for the Forty Acres. Read More

40 Hours for the Forty Acres Surpasses Ambitious Goal

Thank you, Longhorn Nation, for making the second annual 40 Hours for the Forty Acres a huge success. Together we raised $367,690. Read More

Lebermann’s Legacy Continues

Even after death, Austin leader and dedicated Longhorn creates two new faculty endowments in honor of his parents. Read More

Speaking with Confidence

A gift to the Moody College of Communication establishes a unique new resource to help those who stutter. Read More

Helping Prosperity Grow

Longhorns go global to improve lives. Read More

Embrace the Crowd

The campus welcomes HornRaiser, a new tool to turn innovative ideas into reality. Read More

Texas-Size Gratitude

A great accomplishment deserves a big thank you. Click here and see just how big we mean. Read More

A Dedicated Day to Say Thanks

We asked students how philanthropy has helped them and the university. Click here to see their responses. Read More

A World of Opportunities to Change the World

How significant was the Campaign for Texas to students? Ask the current and future recipients of 846 new student support endowments. Read More

Every Penny Counts: Little Longhorn Donates to UT Elementary

Liesl Geiger is giving back to her school. The UT Elementary third-grader was one of the youngest donors to the Campaign for Texas. Read More

Campaign for Texas Goes Out with a Bang

The state’s most ambitious fundraising campaign to date concluded Aug. 31, topping its $3 billion goal by more than $115 million and breaking records in the process. Read More

LIVESTRONG Gift Pushes UT Past $3 Billion Goal

$50 million gift will establish the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes at the Dell Medical School. Read More

Enigmatic Alum Leaves Texas-Size Legacy

Those who knew T.W. “Tom” Whaley never suspected he was “the millionaire next door,” but now his surprise $35 million donation is changing the education equation for UT engineering students. Read More

Preserving UT’s First Architectural Masterpiece

Laura Bush leads the campaign to preserve and enhance Battle Hall. Read More

A Sentimentalist Honors Others

A self-proclaimed “sentimentalist,” professor Miguel Gonzalez-Gerth honors his mentor and loved ones with donations to the Ransom Center. Read More

Campaign for Texas Approaches Ambitious Goal

The historic, epic Campaign for Texas is closing in on $3 billion. Haven’t given yet? You still can. Read More

UT Alum Finds Family Connection in UT Elementary

A Texas cyclone, two elementary schools, and a father’s love of learning inspire David Bourland’s gift to UT Elementary. Read More

Students Give Big to Programs They Love

40 Hours for the Forty Acres got UT students excited about giving to their favorite programs and schools in a big way. Read More

Trying to Make the World Better

“Bill, what can we do to help?” That simple question, posed to Bill Powers by Jim Mulva, eventually led to the Mulva Family Foundation’s recent $60 million commitment to UT. Read More

40 Hours for the Forty Acres a Runaway Success

Students, alumni, and supporters gave more than triple the fundraising goal of the inaugural 40 Hours for the Forty Acres. Aiming to raise $40,000 for UT in 40 hours, the tally soared over $120,000. Read More

Next-Level Medicine

With construction of the new Dell Medical School underway, it’s worth remembering that medical breakthroughs are hardly new to The University of Texas at Austin. Read More

One Professor’s Quest to End Student Debt

UT professor Max Snodderly has a plan to help students obtain degrees without going into debt. Read More

Donations Add Up

Your donations to the Campaign for Texas have transformed UT students, programs, and the campus. See how the changes add up and what’s left to accomplish. Read More

Dell Medical School Has the Rx for Medical Breakthroughs

The quality of health care in Central Texas will take a giant leap forward when UT’s Dell Medical School welcomes its first class in fall 2016. But that’s just the beginning. Read More

The UT Gene

Wayne Haglund made a simple promise to his kids: I’ll pay for college wherever you want as long as it’s UT. Following his lead again, this Longhorn family gives back to the university that changed their lives. Read More

Valley Scholarship Brings Christine Nott to Campus

“I would like to say thank you so much to everyone who helped make this scholarship possible,” says the UT freshman. Read More

Dell Medical School’s first scholarship donor takes aim at doctor shortage

Dallas’ Matt Bell donates the first scholarship at UT’s new Dell Medical School with the goal of attracting would-be doctors. Read More

UT Students Thank Donors in a Big Way

UT students thank parents, teachers, alumni — and especially the donors — who make a Longhorn education possible. Read More

Lady Longhorn super fans create scholarship

To support their “basketball family,” Julia Hickman and Cecil Reynolds created a first-of-its-kind graduate fellowship to help players find success after basketball. Read More

How Your Donations Add Up

The power of participation can change the world. When 1,000 people give $25, a life-changing undergraduate scholarship is born. Find out how your gift, large or small, can help. Read More

UT Needs Your Support

Your donations help create scholarships for students, attract the nation’s top faculty, and maintain UT’s culture of excellence. Give to the college, school, or unit of your choice. Or make a gift to the Campaign for Texas. Your support makes a big difference. Read More

Moody Foundation Gives $50 Million to UT College of Communication

With an innovation fund, departmental endowments, graduate recruitment scholarships, refurbished classrooms, and even a bridge, this transformative donation touches every student in the college. Read More

LBJ Class of ’82

The LBJ School’s tight-knit Class of ’82 comes together to provide new opportunities for students following in their footsteps. Find out what they did. Read More

Photo Trove is Largest Gift to Ransom Center

The Magnum Photos collection, which contains nearly 200,000 press prints, is an invaluable resource to students and scholars wishing to understand its cultural and historical significance. Read More

The Power of Participation

Alumna Sam Woollard knows how small gifts add up to big results. Read More

Alumni Raise $2 Million and McCombs Reputation

The McCombs School of Business celebrates success: raising more than $2 million and increasing its alumni participation rate to to its highest level yet. Read More

Let’s Make History Together

UT needs you, and it needs you now. If you have given before, thank you, and please give again. If you haven’t given yet, join the team and be a part of this historic effort. Read More

Taking Business into the Future

When Rowling Hall opens its doors in 2017, its contemporary architecture will support an exciting, modern take on business pedagogy, fulfilling the UT maxim that “what starts here changes the world.” Read More

Pediatric Geneticist Homes in on Diabetes, Obesity, and Birth Defects

Supported by endowments and other gifts, Dr. Huiping Zhu’s research focuses on women and motherhood. Read More

Freshmen Perform World-Class Research

Freshman Research Initiative puts freshmen in advanced research labs at the beginning of their educational experience rather than at the end. Read More

Encouraging Success in Longhorn Style

Sales of official Longhorn boots raise more than $200,000 for university-wide scholarship. Read More

Ways to Give

Dan and Peggy Pitts use gift matching, outright gifts, and retirement accounts to support students. Read More

Making History: Jay Boisseau

The weather report you checked before going outside, the car you drove to work, the flu shot that protected you last winter — all of these were, at least in part, designed, improved, or predicted by a supercomputer. Read More

Balancing Family Priorities and Life Goals

Mark and Stacie Goldman meet the challenge of raising young children while supporting the university that gave so much to them. Read More

Donor-Funded Competition Rewards Innovation

Biotech company wins $75,000 prize from Global Venture Labs Investment Competition, the “Super Bowl” of venture prizes. Read More

ExxonMobil Breaks Matching Gift Record

ExxonMobil sets record with $1.31 million donation matching employee and retiree gifts. Read More

Anatomy of a UT Medical School

Longhorn doctors are on the way with help from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. Read More

Austin Couple Funds the Success of UT Students

Wayne and Glenda Dayton’s scholarship helps students achieve their American dreams. Read More

Grant Creates Nation’s First 3-D Production Curriculum

The Moody Foundation gives $2.17 million grant to create “UT3D” production studio in the College of Communication, the first such program in the nation. Read More

Campaign for Texas Results

With your help the Campaign for Texas surpasses $2 billion. Read More

Alumna’s Matching Gift Inspires Undergraduates

Dr. Mary Braunagel-Brown made a $25K challenge pledge to match gifts to the College of Liberal Arts INSPIRE program. Read More

Gates Opens Computer Science Complex

Bill Gates was on campus for the March 6 opening of the Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Computer Science Hall, a 140,000-square-foot, $120 million complex for the university’s top-10 ranked Department of Computer Science. Read More

ACES Building Renamed for Long-Anonymous Donors

On March 26 the Applied Computational Engineering and Sciences Building will be renamed for Peter and Edith O’Donnell, the donors who funded its construction 10 years ago. Read More

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