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The University of Texas at San Antonio Online Magazine

Marjie French

Giving Thought:

Success Does Not Happen Alone

At the public ceremony in April to announce the naming of the H-E-B University Center on the Main Campus, Student Government Association President Zack Dunn shared an African proverb: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

It was a great sentiment to describe the growth of the university and our capital campaign. Some would say that our success so far has come quickly. We are grateful to the thousands of donors who have heard our call and are investing in the success of our university. We know that we did not achieve so much, so quickly, alone. In order to sustain the momentum for the long term, we need to continue the next phase together.

Every gift to UTSA really does make a difference. Every dollar invested can mean another scholarship is funded or another leadership program is launched. Every dollar sends a message about the value of our institution. Did you know that university rankings use alumni giving data in determining scores? Every dollar is another exceptional opportunity for a student or for new knowledge to be uncovered.

Every supporter makes a difference. Yvonne Katz knew that when she joined with other alumni to form the UTSA Alumni Association. H-E-B knew that when it made a challenge gift to encourage others to give. David Spencer knew that when he launched his first tailgate party to support the new football team and engineering. Hopefully, you know, too, just how much your support is impacting UTSA.

All our gifts—together—are changing the face of this university and our community. Thank you for believing in We Are UTSA.

Until next time,

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Marjie French
Vice President for External Relations


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