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Katherine Kligerman Fund for Architecture Student Support

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Raised toward our $25,000 Goal
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Project ended on May 31, at 09:00 AM CDT
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Katherine Kligerman Fund for Architecture Student Support

What Starts Here Changes the World of Design

Becoming an architect is a dream for many young adults, and The University of Texas School of Architecture is one of the top schools in the nation to help make these dreams become a reality. Unfortunately, architecture school can be a costly investment for students who may not have the funds needed to purchase the necessary supplies and computer software required by the major.

By making a gift to the Katherine Kligerman Fund for Architecture Student Support, your donation will go towards helping design students purchase the supplies they need in order to excel in school.



The Need

Architecture school is typically more costly than other majors. Outside of usual school expenses, students are expected to purchase supplies for projects along with the tools and technology needed to create these projects.

While in school, a typical student ends up purchasing:

  • A laptop computer (~$2,500)
  • An initial drafting supplies kit (~$500)
  • A drafting board (~$150)
  • Multiple computer software subscriptions (~$250/yr)
  • Model building materials (~$500/yr)
  • Miscellaneous printing and technology costs (~$200/yr)

Because architecture is a five-year program, students will also have to pay for an additional year of tuition on top of these expenses.

In a time when a majority of young Americans are suffering from the student-loan debt crisis, students need your help more than ever to graduate debt-free.



The Goal

The University has a minimum requirement of $25,000 to establish an endowment. My goal is to exceed this number. A substantial amount has already been raised but I need your help to make this a significant endowment able to help students who struggle with ever-rising education costs.

Please consider making a generous gift to this effort.

Thank you,


Choose a giving level


Cass Gilbert

Donations of $50 are enough to provide a student with a one year subscription to use the school's laser cutters, 3D printers and CNC tools.


Charles Moore

A donation of $100 is the equivalent to a one year subscription for the Adobe Creative Cloud Student Edition software which is required for the use of necessary computer programs.


Mies van der Rohe

$500 is the price a student has to pay to purchase the initial architecture drafting supply kit required by UTSOA.


Zaha Hadid

A donation of $1,000 is enough to fund four years of printing and plotting for a student.


Frank Lloyd Wright

Your donation of $2,000 or higher could help a student purchase a laptop computer -- an essential and the most expensive tool for this major.

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