Annual Fund: UTB Fund for Excellence
Make a commitment in 2012 to enrich the life of a deserving student with a gift to the Annual Fund.
Every gift – large or small – goes to enhance a student’s academic career by providing the means to participate in a life-changing experience.
A gift might allow a student to attend a conference, where they will travel to a new city, hear new ideas, meet other students with similar interests and begin making invaluable relationships.
A gift might allow a student to participate in an internship, in the Valley or beyond, where they will experience the real-life workings of their future career, perhaps writing stories for a newspaper, learning the intricacies of the banking business or working alongside a city planner or power company engineer.
A gift might allow a student to accept an invitation to participate in a coveted research project – perhaps in chemistry, physics or biology – where they will get a taste of the true dedication of a laboratory scientist.
Each student strengthened by enhancement activities becomes a stronger student. The investment is compounded many times over, resulting in a more vibrant and healthy community.
State and federal funds do not cover such important “extras.” This is why we need the Annual Fund.
Rest assured that every dollar goes toward creating a richer university education for our UTB students. Some of your dollars actually grow as they are leveraged by the highly effective non-profit South Texas Academic Rising Scholars, known as STARS. In 2011, UTB leveraged donations to total $400,000.
“Your gift to the Annual Fund will enhance a student’s degree,” said Marisa Campirano, University Relations Officer for Alumni. “It will introduce him or her to new places, new ideas and new challenges while also opening up important networking doors.”