What starts here changes the world
The University of Texas at Austin is on the front lines of the future: sparking the imagination, driving discovery and transforming lives. See how UT students, faculty and programs are changing the world with support from the What Starts Here campaign.
With a world-changing gift of $20 million and an inspired plan to raise even more money, Bobby and Sherri Patton have had an impact on lives, both on the Forty Acres and far beyond.
The Patton Challenge
What starts here creates opportunities and advances knowledge. When alumnus Bobby Patton, BBA ’85, and his wife Sherri made a world-changing $20 million gift to the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin, they encouraged further donations through the Patton Challenge. Their generosity — and the philanthropy it inspired — made an enormous impact on students and faculty members alike.
McCombs graduate Phil Canfield and wife Mary Beth support UT’s Canfield Business Honors Program with student scholarships, keeping enterprising minds on the Forty Acres.
UT is advancing knowledge on Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and other neurodegenerative conditions with the financial support of Jim and Miriam Mulva.