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2023 Class Gift: College of Fine Arts

Empower the artists, performers, designers, scholars, educators, makers and creatives at the College of Fine Arts to change the world. So far 11 graduates have supported with gifts totaling $876!

2023 Class Gift: The College of Fine Arts

The College of Fine Arts’ Creative Leaders program is dedicated to the development and success of UT students facing circumstances that could jeopardize their ability to complete an undergraduate education. 


Common factors impacting graduation rates include being a first-generation college student, being a member of a historically under-served community, working through a disability or having a financial need. While many students qualify for Federal Pell Grants and Texas Grants to cover tuition and fees, these usually aren’t not enough to cover all of their expenses to attend UT. This means you can make a remarkable difference with a gift of any size!


In 2021-2022, the program’s pilot year, Creative Leaders had a 100% retention rate and supported 50 students. And since students are able to self-identify to join Creative Leaders, it is inclusive and accessible to anyone in need of support. 


Creative Leaders provides its students with the resources and tools to optimize their educational experience, minimize student loan debt and graduate career-ready through individualized support.

Your gift of any size will empower Fine Arts students as they pursue their education and passion for the arts! 


Your generosity will help meet the following needs of Creative Leaders:

  • School Supplies: textbooks, technology equipment, software other required course materials
  • Programming: special events, field trips, tutoring, guest speakers, unpaid internship support and study abroad support
  • Enrollment support: groceries, medication, cost of living needs, miscellaneous expenses and emergency funding 


The primary goal of the Creative Leaders program at the College of Fine Arts is to improve student retention by providing a “safety net” for economically disadvantaged and first-generation college students. By decoding the educational experience and providing targeted support for students, we can decrease the college drop-out rate. We believe that every Longhorn has the drive, determination and potential to change the world, and your support helps students jumpstart their bright futures!


Double your impact today! The Office of the President has offered to DOUBLE any Class Gift donation up to $30,000. In addition, the first 1,000 graduating Longhorns who give $20.23 or more will receive a commemorative Class of 2023 Tower pin.

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