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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.

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The Patton Challenge

The Patton Challenge

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.

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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.

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Heroes in the Making

Heroes in the Making

Thanks to the generosity of donors, Forty Acres Scholars and future nurses learn to change the world, one patient at a time.

Paying Dividends

Paying Dividends

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.

A Unique Approach to Brain Health

A Unique Approach to Brain Health

UT is advancing knowledge on Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and other neurodegenerative conditions with the financial support of Jim and Miriam Mulva.

A Place to Explore and Grow

A Place to Explore and Grow

The Stengl Lost Pines Biological Station, named for donor Casey Stengl, is a living laboratory for students in UT’s College of Natural Sciences.

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