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Our donors love The University of Texas at Austin, and they’ve chosen to give to the University in many ways. Their stories are enlightening, inspiring, and surprising.

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Startup: ‘Charge It’ to Make a Difference

Larry Garten always impressed upon his son, Stephen, the importance of doing the right thing and giving back to his community. When Larry died of cancer at age 53, Stephen, then a college sophomore, vowed to honor him by upholding that ethic. Stephen Garten grew up in Baltimore and went to school at Washington University […]

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With our donors’ help, we’re changing the world. We’re fighting disease, educating leaders, creating a more sustainable environment, leading advances in the computer age, and gaining new insight into the human mind. Every day, your gifts are at work.

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Coming Full Circle with the College of Liberal Arts

A businessman makes a $20 million investment in the college that gave him his start. Bobby Patton, Jr., BBA ’85, enjoyed matching wits with some of the university’s top professors when he was a Plan II Honors student in the early 1980s. But after two years in the program, he switched his major to business administration, feeling he […]

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Reimagining the Blanton

Friday, October 14, 2016

Coming Full Circle with the College of Liberal Arts

Friday, October 14, 2016

$20 Million Gift to Benefit the Eyes of Texas

Friday, October 14, 2016

Visionaries Welcome

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Startup: ‘Charge It’ to Make a Difference

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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