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See what your philanthropy made possible in 2020-21.

Thanks to the loyalty and generosity of Longhorn Nation, The University of Texas at Austin is educating future leaders, supporting world-changing faculty, transforming health and making an impact on the world. Here’s a look at what philanthropy made possible in the 2020-21 academic year.

Overall Giving to UT

Your gifts supported the people and programs that change the world — and gave the university a strong foundation for success in uncertain times.


UT Donors

Hundreds of thousands of Texas Exes, friends and partners around the world are part of Longhorn Nation. Your support is the foundation for UT’s sustained excellence and the incredible possibilities of our future.


Areas of Impact

When you give to UT, you choose what your gift supports. Our donors’ contributions reflect their values and vision for UT’s future.


Together We Can Change the World

During 40 Hours for the Forty Acres, UT’s Texas-sized day of giving, Longhorn Nation comes together to support people, places and programs across campus.

In March 2021, UT supporters gave a record-breaking $10.4 million through more than 10,000 gifts in just 40 hours.

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Texas Tough

In the wake of damaging winter storms, Texas A&M challenged UT to a friendly fundraising competition supporting students in need. Longhorn Nation raised more than $165,000 for UT’s Student Emergency Fund — more than double the Aggies’ final total.

The Texas Challenge

The Texas Challenge is changing lives. By the end of the 2020-21 academic year, 180 donors had stepped up to establish endowed scholarships for students as part of this 1:1 gift-matching program. Nearly 100 students supported by Texas Challenge scholarships are already at UT, with hundreds more joining Longhorn Nation in the future. Donors like you are opening a door to the Forty Acres for exceptional students who will one day lead Texas and the world.

The Texas Challenge is made possible by the Board of Regents and generous donors like you. It expands the Texas Advance Commitment, UT’s investment in financial aid for high-potential Texas students from low- and middle-income households.
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