San Antonians Sandra and Stanley Rosenberg recently established the 500th Endowment for the McCombs School.
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Faculty chairs, professorships and fellowships build the reputation of the school and are evidence of strong commitment to academic achievement.
The University of Texas at Austin relies on its many alumni and friends to maintain its stature as a world-class university. Endowments established by friends of the school are invested in perpetuity to support the four fundamental building blocks of any great educational institution – faculty, students, programs and facilities.
Often described as “gifts that keep on giving,” endowments leverage your gift across time and provide tangible, lasting benefits. The UT System invests your funds, using distributions from the investment for the purpose you wish to support – financial aid or merit awards for students, faculty support and research productivity, academic programs, and renovation and operation of facilities such as classrooms and centers of excellence for targeted curriculum and research initiatives. A portion of the total income and capital gains is reinvested each year, enabling the endowment to continue to grow and provide a predictable, stable stream of income over time.
For information on endowments, contact Dianne Bangle in the McCombs School at
(512) 475-8177. For information on corporate and foundation endowments, contact Donnell Ocker Roy at (512) 471-8064.
Areas for Support
Students: "Educating the Business Leaders of Tomorrow"
Providing student assistance in the form of scholarships is a McCombs School priority. Our impressive and diverse student body excels academically and is active in numerous organizations.
Student success is our success. The school supports their efforts in every way possible. With your help, students will have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
40 Acres Scholarship Program
Endowments supporting the 40 Acres Scholarship Program are a top initiative for Dean Gilligan. They are unique because they provide four years of tuition and supplemental educational support to exceptional students, which helps us attract the best and brightest scholars to the McCombs School.
Contact Director for Development Dianne Bangle or by phone at 512-475-8179.
Faculty: "Recruiting and Retaining Top Scholars"
Faculty chairs, professorships and fellowships build the reputation of the school and are evidence of strong commitment to academic achievement. They foster a sense of tradition, and reward our best faculty with the tools to become more productive. They provide year-round salary incentives for our most productive faculty, but chairs and fellowships also provide for support staff, research assistance, conference travel and continuing education allowances.
To support the efforts of faculty and help us recruit, retain and reward the faculty excellence that increases our standing and benefits our constituents, consider supporting one of the following options:
- Endowed chairs are awarded to deans, department chairs and superior faculty to enhance their scholarly efforts and research.
- Endowed professorships are awarded to outstanding faculty members to reward and enhance scholarly efforts.
- Endowed faculty fellowships support excellent teaching faculty regardless of rank or tenure, including visiting scholars in residence.
Faculty excellence funds are flexible funds dedicated to promoting faculty research, teaching and continuing education. They can be used to respond quickly to sudden opportunities that may arise, and are a key asset in a rapidly-changing business world. In conjunction with visionary leadership, excellence funds ensure we can fulfill our mandate to take the McCombs School to the next level of greatness.
Programs: "Creating a World-Class Learning Experience"
Department & Program Campaigns
Alumni Endowed Excellence Funds
Business Honors Program
Support BBA, BHP, MBA and Accounting student programs and initiatives.
Department of Accounting
Support faculty, students and curriculum in the No. 1 accounting program in the nation.
Department of Finance
Support the department or invest in one of the five centers in the McCombs Department of Finance.
Support outstanding students for careers of leadership in business and other professions.
Program Excellence Endowments
Program Excellence Endowments are unrestricted endowments that support particular programs at the McCombs School.
Centers of Excellence
We are establishing two new centers focusing on our strengths in entrepreneurship, technology and globalization to complement, unify and strengthen our many research centers. These centers will attract great students and top scholars, foster relationship-based corporate partnerships and produce research that garners national attention. The new centers are:
Facilities: "Technology-Driven Learning Centers"
Facility Endowments assure that students and researchers always have access to the latest business technology. These endowments provide for repair and replacement of damaged furnishings, ensuring appropriately maintained surroundings for our students. These funds support the “behind the scenes” work of the McCombs School, providing for technology infrastructure upgrades and enhancements to the public face of the school.
Contributions that materially improve the McCombs School of Business are often honored by a naming designation. There are many naming opportunities available, including interview rooms in the Ford Career Center Interview suite and student study facilities. Plus, naming opportunities are available at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center where we hold our continuing education and working professional and executive MBA programs.
For information on McCombs School Facility Excellence Endowments, contact Dianne Bangle or by phone at 512-475-8177.