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The University of Texas at San Antonio Online Magazine


A Great Harvest

Endowments make university history

Fruits of Labor

With its initial fundraising goal met two years ahead of schedule, UTSA continues to build momentum in its first capital campaign

The Unconventional
Yvonne Katz

Alumna motors to yet another university first

David's Big Bus

With a bus and a crazy hat, philanthropist David Spencer is out to prove that college should be fun

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The Scene

Giving Scene
Giving Scene

Snapshots of just some of those who are helping propel UTSA to top tier

Giving Thoughts
Giving Thoughts

Marjie French, Vice President for External Relations, knows success doesn't happen alone.

Development Board

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Bushels of Gifts

Bushels of gifts, barrels of thanks
An H-E-B matching gift challenge inspired 10 donors to step up to support endowed faculty positions. The total value: $10 million, becoming the largest private matching gift in the university’s history.

More at "A Great Harvest".


From the President

Dear UTSA Friends:

A milestone reached! With your help, our inaugural capital campaign, We Are UTSA, has raised more than $120 million, meeting our initial financial goal two years ahead of schedule. The campaign continues through August 2015 and we are eager to further our work by setting new goals in key areas.

The truth is, when we started this campaign, there were people who wondered if we could succeed. But I knew the hearts and will of our community—we want the very best opportunities available right here in San Antonio. UTSA is on its way to Tier One recognition. As a donor, your gifts are helping us get there. With your support, we are an unstoppable, winning team.

As a close friend and supporter, we’d like you to know about our accelerated plans. We have set a new goal of raising an additional $55 million, for a total of $175 million. We are focusing even more on the areas that directly strengthen our case for Tier One such as securing more scholarships for graduate students and top scholars, increasing funding to attract and retain the best faculty and building athletics facilities on par with those of our new Conference USA peers. All of these opportunities will give our students a world-class experience that will propel them to future success.

There is no doubt that we have been successful in this campaign to date because of the generous outpouring of support for UTSA. When you give to UTSA, it causes a ripple effect across the region and the state. You are helping students fulfill their potential; you are ensuring a strong workforce and industry growth; you are attracting experts to teach and research in your backyard; and you are bringing premier cultural and athletic events to our community.

When you give to the university, you are really investing in the success of San Antonio and Texas.

We still have work to do and goals to meet to ensure UTSA gets to Tier One status and beyond. I know we’ll get there thanks to your continuing support.


Signature Ricardo Romo

Ricardo Romo
President, The University of Texas at San Antonio

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