UPDATE: THE CLASS OF 2019 HAS DONATED OVER $15,000 TO THE LIBRARIES AND THEREFORE WILL BE COMMEMORATED IN THE HALL OF NOBLE WORDS FORVER. FIND THIS BOOKSHELF IN THE TOWER LIBRARY!
WHAT IS THE CLASS GIFT?
The Class of 2019's gift to the University is our way of leaving our mark and legacy on the Forty Acres. This is the last opportunity we have to come together as a class!
WHY GIVE BACK?
Leave a legacy for future Longhorns to receive the same world-class education
Receive a 2019 Class Pin (Pictured below)
Invest in the value of your UT Degree
Your gifts will be matched by The Office of President Fenves, up to $50,000!
WHY I CHOSE TO GIVE
WHERE IS THE MONEY GOING?
After surveying the Class of 2019, we learned that a resource on campus that we all appreciate is the libraries. Whether it's studying, researching, writing papers, or taking a break between classes, UT Libraries have become a large part of our college memories. Because of that, we want to give back:
Library Tomorrow Fund
Reimagine the future of UT Libraries. The Libraries of tomorrow will be revitalized to include collaborative spaces with a larger digital infrastructure. Library spaces reflect the needs of students, faculty, and researchers. Building digital capacity will connect them with an unimaginable amount of research material.
Give to your passion at UT! Choose "Other" and write in the area of campus you want your gift to support.
BECOMING PART OF THE TRADITION
Every Senior who gives $20.19 or more will receive a commemorative Class of 2019 Philanthropy Pin to wear at graduation.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How is the Senior Class Gift different from tuition or endowments?
Tuition, which currently amounts to 21% of UT’s budget, helps cover the less apparent costs of facilities, utilities, faculty and staff salaries and student services. The Senior Class Gift intends to fund programs and entities that are not adequately covered by tuition.
How will my donation be recognized?
All donors will have the option to be on the virtual Donor Wall on the HornRaiser page. Seniors that donate $20.19 (or more) will receive a SeniorClass Gift pin to wear at graduation.
How much am I being asked to give?
Our recommended donation is $20.19. With that being said, our primary goal is participation. We encourage students to participate in Class Giving by donating however much they currently can in a way that is most meaningful to them.
Who is in charge of the Class Gift?
The Class of 2019 Gift is a Student Government initiative, managed by the Class Gift Agency of Student Government and Student Foundation, with the support of the President’s office and the UT Development Office.
I am a parent of a Class of 2019 graduate. Can I donate?
Absolutely! Parents donating for Class of 2019 graduates should include their Longhorn’s name in the donation note. Parents not representing Class of 2019 students can donate as well!
I am an underclassman at UT. Can I donate? If so, why should I donate?
You can absolutely donate and start your tradition of giving back to UT!
Is there any other way to donate?
Yes! You can donate through Venmo. Send your donations of $20.19 or more to @UTSTUFO. *Please make sure to include your EID, and the name of the Ambassador, if there is one.
PIN PICK UP INFORMATION
Pins are available for pick up in Walter Webb Hall room 210 during the times listed below. When you come to pick up your pin, you will go upstairs go through the doors to the right of the elevators and walk into suite 210. (Follow the signs for the Annual Giving Office)
May 6th-May 24th:
Except Tuesdays 9am-3pm
After May 24th the remaining pins will be mailed to the address given at checkout. If you know that you would like your pin mailed you can complete this form. Please know that mailed pins will not be mailed until after graduation. Any questions and to coordinate alternate pick ups in special circumstances can be sent to mrupani@Austin.utexas.edu