Campus Beautification Council

The Campus Beautification Council has raised $143,000 from 79 gifts! 

Campus Beautification Council

Women Beautifying the UT Austin Campus

 

Who We Are

 

Spend just a minute on campus and you’ll quickly see how The University of Texas at Austin is an immense and beautiful world all its own—with massive live oaks that provide shade and the natural beauty that defines the Forty Acres. 

 

The Campus Beautification Council (CBC) is a dedicated group of women, fondly known as Bevo’s Beauty Squad, who strive to maintain and enhance the beauty of the UT Austin campus through projects that support University President Greg Fenves’s vision for a beautiful and welcoming campus for everyone.  We believe that students, faculty, staff, and alumni deserve a beautiful campus.  We also believe that the UT Austin campus creates a first—and perhaps lasting—impression for prospective students, faculty, and important individuals who UT wants to attract.  Although UT Austin has no shortage of applicants, The University competes with other institutions for top undergraduate scholars, graduate students, professors, and gifted student athletes.  

 

The Texas Constitution established The University with a mandate to create a “University of the first class.”  The Campus Beautification Council strives to ensure that beauty of the campus embodies this mandate.  

 

 

Meetings

 

Board Members and Executive Committee Members of the Campus Beautification Council will be invited to meet in Austin twice a year – once in the fall and once in the spring – to reconnect with the campus and plan beautification projects for the coming year.  Meetings will feature University speakers who will outline their priorities.  We will then tour the campus and vote on projects to complete based on available funding. 

 

The CBC also allows members to reconnect with old friends, meet new friends, and remain active within the UT Austin community.  Meetings will be an opportunity for women from all over Texas to stay up to date with The University, tour campus, and just have fun! Following the meeting, there will be a reception for members to socialize. 

 

The first meeting will be scheduled for November 2018.

 

Levels

 

Annual Membership (September 1 - August 31)

 

 

35 and Under Board Member - $500

Receive reports showing how our funds were used and new projects for coming year, plus an invitation to two meetings on the UT campus that will include presentations, a campus tour, the opportunity to vote on potential projects, and an invitation to the post-meeting reception.

 

Board Member - $1,000

Receive reports showing how our funds were used and new projects for coming year, plus an invitation to two meetings on the UT campus that will include presentations, a campus tour, the opportunity to vote on potential projects, and an invitation to the post-meeting reception.

 

Mothers and Daughters - $1,500

Give your daughter or daughter-in-law the opportunity to be on the Campus Beautification Council! This level includes your Board Member membership, plus the membership for your daughter or daughter-in-law (under 35), and includes all the benefits of the Board Member level for both of you.

 

Executive Committee - $5,000

Have the opportunity to plan meetings, review pictures of potential projects, interact with University staff, help recruit and retain members, and organize presentations.  Plus an invitation to two meetings on the UT campus that will include presentations, a campus tour, the opportunity to vote on potential projects, and an invitation to the post-meeting reception.

 

Your contribution to the CBC may be tax deductible and made to The University of Texas at Austin, a 170 (c)(1) organization.

     

 

What We Want to Do

 

The University of Texas at Austin’s campus is a beautiful outdoor space.  The massive live oaks that grow provide shade and beauty in virtually every corner of the campus and the iconic buildings give prestige and character to the 40 Acres.  We plan to use this beauty as our starting point to improve other areas of campus that need more attention.

 

We believe that details matter.  Some of the projects that we would like the CBC to undertake are fixing flaking paint, non-functioning fountains, motor kiosks, and building exterior power washing and repainting.  We would also like to invest landscaping with flowers and native plants, plant grass on bare ground under trees, and cut back overgrown plants.  As an example, a student funded project created a beautiful cactus garden in front of the Harry Ransom Center.  If students can raise funds to create a simple and attractive upgrade to the campus, imagine what alumni, parents, and friends of The University can do.

 

In short, The Campus Beautification Council wants to enhance the beauty of the UT Austin campus by raising funds to eliminate eyesores, improve landscaping and outdoor maintenance, and enhance the experience of everyone who visits, studies, or works at UT Austin by creating a more beautiful, welcoming campus.

 

Current Projects

 

 

For those interested in mailing a contribution please write the check out to The University of Texas at Austin and put Campus Beautification Council in the memo line. Checks can be mailed to:

P. O. Box 7458

Austin, TX 78713-7458

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