Giving to the University
Some things are best done through philanthropy
--in fact, sometimes philanthropy is the only way to reach a goal.
Most educational institutions like ours receive many types of funding—from federal grants to state dollars. All of them are important, but the financial heart of the university is philanthropy.
Philanthropy helps the university develop its distinctive strengths. It is the type of funding most closely aligned with our mission to explore, to build, to educate, to honor excellence, and to serve our community now and for years to come.
It’s also personal, aligned with your interests and wishes, and tailored to meet your financial guidelines. There are many ways to give and many levels of giving—from supporting the alumni fund and contributing to scholarships to creating an estate gift or establishing an endowment. We are here to help you explore options—and to make cherished hopes a reality.
It’s a win-win. In philanthropy, we work together. And together, we open the doors to the future of health care.
Make a Difference in the Lives of Others
Your generous philanthropic support of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is a vital part of accomplishing the university’s mission: To educate health science professionals, discover and translate advances in the biomedical and social sciences, and model the best practices in clinical care and public health.
The Office of Advancement is actively engaged in advancing philanthropic support for the Dental Branch, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Medical School, the School of Public Health, the School of Nursing, the School of Health Information Sciences, The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, and The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases.
Ways to Give
There are almost as many ways to make a donation as there are needs to be met. Explore the section below to discover ways to make a gift.
From cash to securities to deferred gifts, there are numerous ways to show your support of the cutting-edge research and high-caliber training taking place at the health science center.
- » Alumni Giving
Alumni, more than any other group, understand the importance of strong financial support for the health science center. The tradition of alumni giving builds upon today’s strong educational foundation to make tomorrow’s revolutionary discoveries possible.
- » Annual Giving
Every year, the institution has more requests for unbudgeted funds than can be met. Your gift to the annual fund can bridge these gaps in funding to enhance the university’s programs of education, research and community service.
- » Corporate Giving
Support from the business sector helps The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston advance research, improve clinical care, and provide quality education to tomorrow’s scientists and clinicians.
- » Endowments
Endowments are a crucial recruitment and retention tool that may honor faculty with endowed positions, attract top students with endowed scholarships, and help the institution fulfill its mission of providing excellence in education, as in the case of endowed lectureships, fellowships, and awards.
- » Gift Planning
Many gifts can be structured to benefit you and your family now, and then support the health science center in the future. Learn about all the options available in our Gifts at a Glance section.
- » Honorary and Memorial Giving
There are a variety of ways to create a lasting legacy to recognize a family member, friend, business associate, or mentor and at the same time make a positive impact on medical education, research, and clinical care at the health science center.