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The future of business starts here. We have a difference to make. And it starts with you.

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  • McCombs Giving Campaign

    Imagine creating an opportunity for someone to CHANGE THE WORLD. By giving to our What Starts Here Campaign, you do just that. Your gifts provide support for students to reach for, and achieve, their dream no matter how big they may seem.
Thank You
You are a vital part of the Texas McCombs family. Your support enables us to continue to offer a world-class business education to a diverse and growing population.
Dean Lillian Mills

Other Areas to Give

Alumni Endowed Excellence Fund

The MBA and BBA Alumni Endowed Excellence Funds provide support to undergraduate or graduate students and students groups who apply for funding for a project or program that will directly impact students.

Past projects include:

  • Case Competitions
  • Wellness Week
  • Leadership programs
  • Partnerships with industry

Make your gift today! Support for the Alumni Endowed Excellence Funds will:

Provide a lasting source of support for student-led initiatives

  • Encourage experiential learning with “real-world” activities and collaboration with industry
  • Increase students’ competitive advantage with experiences outside the classroom
  • Increase alumni interaction with students
  • Distinguish the McCombs School as a leader in business education

Give Now and Foster the Legacy of Your McCombs Degree!

Annual Giving

Year after year, our entire community of supporters fuels our school’s success. We are grateful for the many alumni, friends, students, corporate partners, and foundations who dedicate their time, vision, and resources to ensure excellence in business education year after year.

Annual gifts of any and all sizes make a huge collective impact at McCombs. Whether you give to the Annual Fund to provide support for the school’s area of greatest need, or designate your gift to support a specific department, program, or center of excellence, your annual gifts are put to use right away.

The McCombs School fiscal year begins September 1 and ends August 31, and your gifts to McCombs are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

For additional information, please contact: Joon Lee, Associate Director of Development

Make a Gift

Corporate and Foundation Relations

The Corporate and Foundation Relations team facilitates mutually beneficial relationships between corporate and foundation partners and the McCombs School, connecting companies with students, faculty, research centers, executive education and additional priority initiatives.

Visit the Corporate and Foundation Relations website

Corporate Matching

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please visit the university's matching gift search page.

If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to The University of Texas at Austin may be doubled or possibly tripled. Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.


Often described as “gifts that keep on giving,” endowments leverage your gift across time and provide tangible, sustained benefits to the university.

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, research productivity, academic programs, or renovation or 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 can be reinvested each year, enabling the endowment to continue to grow and provide a predictable, stable stream of income over time. 

For information on endowments, please contact Holly Hazlett, Senior Director of Development.

For information on corporate and foundation endowments, please contact Wendy Elder, Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations.

Gifts and Estate Planning

Gift Planning is one of the most powerful ways you can benefit the McCombs School of Business. Planned giving covers a wide range of gift options, including bequest intentions, gifts of life insurance, retirement assets, donor advised funds, and gifts of real estate and mineral interests.

Visit Gift and Estate Planning to learn about the many ways you can accomplish your charitable goals. UT Austin's Office of Gift Planning has a team ready to assist you in exploring a number of options. Not only can we help you have an impact on the Forty Acres, but we can also find ways that could benefit you and your family. Our gift planners are experienced advisors in philanthropy with knowledge to creatively assist in achieving your philanthropic goals.

Donors who include UT Austin in their estate plans qualify for membership in the Texas Leadership Society, which recognizes those whose generous and thoughtful actions today will strengthen the university far into the future.

To join the Texas Leadership Society and make your own mark on UT's future, contact Byron Liles, Executive Director of Gift & Estate Planning, or call the Office of Gift Planning at 866-4UTEXAS (488-3927).

Payroll Deduction for UT Employees

Are you a UT employee? If so, you can give to any university area through payroll deduction! Follow these simple steps:

  • Log on to UT Direct using your EID and password.
  • On the right side of the page, scroll down to “Personal Info” and click on the “Giving to UT” link.
  • The page for making gifts through payroll deduction to UT will appear.
  • Make your selection(s) and click on “Submit.”

Please note: Payroll deduction for a gift made by the 15th of the month will begin the following month and the deductions will be reflected in your Payroll Earnings Statement under “Charitable Contributions.”


Student Campaigns

Student giving campaigns are one way to leave a legacy to future students—just like alumni left a legacy for you. Examples include: BBA/MPA Legacy Campaign, the BHP Make a Mark Campaign, and the MBA, EMBA and TEMBA Legacy Campaigns.

Please contact Joon Lee, Associate Director of Annual Giving, for more information.

Federal EIN: 74-6000203-C
Mail checks (payable to The University of Texas at Austin) to:
The University of Texas at Austin
McCombs School of Business
ATTN: Development and External Relations
2110 Speedway, Mail Stop B6006
Austin, TX 78712-1270