Tau Beta Sigma Endowed Scholarship
About Our Sisterhood
Tau Beta Sigma is a national honorary band sorority dedicated to serving college band programs. UT’s Beta Gamma Chapter received its charter in 1957 and has served the Longhorn Band ever since. With 68 Active members, we are one of the largest Chapters in the nation.
Sisters of Beta Gamma are brought together by our mutual appreciation for music, service, and sisterhood. Both within the Longhorn Band and in the Austin community, our Chapter works to provide service that embodies these and other values of TBS. Our Chapter’s philanthropy efforts benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Some of our fundraising events, such as "Phlapjacks for Philanthropy," are geared specifically toward raising money for Make-a-Wish. Outside of our chosen philanthropies, we provide service to the band and to our community. Our service to the band includes providing meals during band week to the 400 member Longhorn Band, carrying medkits to all games and rehearsals, and providing water for all members during games. Our Chapter also serves the greater Austin community through external service events such as Mobile Loaves and Fishes, where we help provide food for the homeless, events with St. David’s Medical Center, and “Adopt-a-Schools,” where our chapter joins the band members of local high schools at their football games.
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About Our Endowment
Starting in the fall of 2017, our Chapter will raise the necessary $25,000 over five years to establish The Beta Gamma Chapter of Tau Beta Sigma Endowed Scholarship and support our future sisters! This scholarship will give equal opportunity for participation to all of our sisters and allow them to experience every part of Longhorn Band and Tau Beta Sigma without having to worry about the associated financial commitment. In addition, our hope is that by supporting members of TBS, donors and participants in our fundraising efforts will also be supporting their community through the work our Chapter does and will continue to do, creating more opportunities for people to give in ways that are important to them.
The Beta Gamma Chapter is eager and excited to put our name on something that will benefit the University and the future members of our organization forever! Please consider donating to help us support the future of this wonderful organization!
What is an endowment? Endowments are a sound investment in a better future. With an endowed gift, you provide permanent support for the University. Your gift is invested — never spent — and each year a distribution, like dividends on a mutual fund account, is made to your chosen program or area. Investment earnings above the dividend rate help the endowment value grow over time, to keep pace with inflation and maintain your endowment’s spending power.