Philanthropy matters for SCHOLARSHIP AND STUDENT SUCCESS Scholarships are the gateway to a student’s future. They allow driven scholars to study without undue hardship. Hilton Alumnus Creates Center for Student Success. Believing that opportunity breeds potential, University of Houston System (UHS) Regent Doug Brooks (’75) and his wife Holly graciously donated $1 million to create the Hilton College Center for Student Success. Read More
Philanthropy matters for FACULTY AND RESEARCH SUPPORT Propelled by President Renu Khator’s bold initiative, Research Preeminence: 50 in 5, faculty will substantially expand the research enterprise at the University. This includes publications, citations, awards, casebooks, cited performances and research expenditures. Humana and College of Medicine Partner for Health”. Read More
Philanthropy matters for FACILITIES One of the most tangible signs of a university’s ascendance is the addition of new and renovated facilities that facilitate students, faculty and staff in their pursuit of academic, athletic and creative excellence. Building the Future of Legal Education in Houston. “A building is more than bricks and mortar”. Read More
Philanthropy matters for A HEALTHY HOUSTON Thanks to your passionate support, the University continues its role as a gateway to higher education and a workforce powerhouse—constantly striving to improve the quality of life for Houston’s hard-working citizens. Powerful Gift Puts Momentum Behind the Mission. Read More
Philanthropy matters for ATHLETICS It has been said that a nationally relevant athletics program engages and energizes a school’s student body and alumni like no other. UH student athletes make invaluable contributions, garnering widespread admiration and developing leadership skills, while inspiring our Cougar community and earning respect and recognition for the “City’s University.” Read More
You give to UH for so many reasons. You are expressing thanks to former mentors. You are giving back to the institution that gave you your start. You are increasing opportunities for today’s students and tomorrow’s leaders. You want to change the world. Our Donor Societies honor our generous contributors, recognizing their positive impact through the years and into our bright future. Read More
IT TRANSFORMS LIVES. IT UNLEASHES KNOWLEDGE AND UNLOCKS NEW DISCOVERIES.
IT CREATES A FUTURE THAT IS BRIGHTER, BETTER AND STRONGER FOR THE WORLD.
To say that 2018 was impressive in terms of philanthropy is an understatement. The University experienced a record outpouring of giving, impacting student success initiatives, research and faculty support, facilities, athletics and a healthy Houston. With nearly 180,000 donors to date, our “Here, We Go” Campaign met with great success, reaching the $1 billion dollar mark eighteen months ahead of schedule. Many of these gifts have been transformational, helping us fuel research and innovation at every turn as we anticipate moving well beyond our billion dollar goal in 2019-2020.
As you will read, our faithful giving community has allowed us to turn bold initiatives into reality. The gifts highlighted in this philanthropy report inspire future generations of students, foster faculty and staff excellence and create new opportunities for all. Without your passion and commitment, we would not be the University we are today.
I hope you enjoy our tribute to those who have helped the University achieve beyond what we thought was possible.
Vice President, University Advancement
University of Houston