Frequently Asked Questions
Who do I contact if I want to learn more about making a gift to UTSA?
Call the Office of Development at (210) 458-4130 or any of our development officers.
How do I make a gift?
Gifts can be made online. Faculty and staff may also elect to give through payroll deductions and the form can be downloaded online. For more information on faculty and staff giving, contact Genevieve Lopez at (210) 458-5157.
Is there a minimum gift amount? How much does it take to make an impact?
In general, there is no minimum gift amount. Together, all gifts make a difference and have an impact.
Doesn’t UTSA already get money from the state, why does UTSA need to raise money from individuals?
The state has and will continue to provide funding for the university, but that amount has become a smaller proportion of our budget every year. State appropriations make up about 28% of UTSA’s operating budget, down from 41% in FY02. Ten years ago, appropriations were $5,000 per student, now it’s about $4,000 per student. Both state appropriations and tuition provide for basic university expenses such as classes, professors, and administration. Gifts play a large role in UTSA’s advancement by providing a “margin of excellence.” Gift funds provide exceptional opportunities that make UTSA a place where students from all backgrounds can thrive and pursue excellence.
For more information about specific types of gifts (endowments, scholarships, faculty support, planned gifts, etc.) please contact the Development Office at (210) 458-4130 or visit our website at utsa.edu/giving.