At The University of Texas at Austin, the University Leadership Network (ULN) serves first-generation and low-income students who are working hard to become leaders of tomorrow. Through a unique program that combines scholarships with experiential learning opportunities, academic resources, leadership training and professional development, ULN ensures that these students get the support they need to thrive personally, succeed academically, and graduate in four years.
UT can’t do this work alone. Here, we look at a partner whose support makes ULN a success—and whose storied history connects great Texans of the past with the future leaders of our state.
A Hand Up
Sid Richardson Foundation
“He lived the American dream,” says Pete Geren, B.A. ’75, J.D. ’78, president and CEO of Fort Worth’s Sid Richardson Foundation. “He started with very little, took risks, took responsibility for his own choices, and all along the way showed generosity to others.”
Since 1947, the Foundation has quietly donated hundreds of millions of dollars through grants to organizations supporting education, health care, human services, and culture in the state of Texas.