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McCombs Capital Campaign

Here, we do big things. We think big, dream big and strive big. So, we think it's only appropriate during our Centennial year that we give big, too! There are many ways to invest in the future of McCombs. Help us CHANGE THE WORLD!

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Priority Initiatives

You've made your mark. Help the future make theirs. No one makes it alone, and McCombs is no different. For 100 years,
this bold network has built a legacy of support and giving that’s helped us grow, thrive, and provide future leaders with the skills and tools to make their mark on business. But this isn’t just about continuing our legacy, it’s about building yours.

McCombs Success Scholars – Build a legacy of support for future alumni.

About the McCombs Scholars Program

The McCombs School of Business has long awarded scholarships to help students who have demonstrated excellence at the college level. Each incoming class numbers some 950 talented freshmen. Unfortunately, McCombs can only award 5% of these students’ scholarship packages.

Jay Hartzell, former Dean of the McCombs School, made it a top priority to remedy this problem. With his support, we set a goal to establish a community of scholars built on a tiered McCombs Scholars Program, meant to complement the existing Forty Acres Scholars Program. Long-term, this ambitious initiative seeks to equip the McCombs School with 375 total merit-based scholarships—enough to ensure that the very brightest young minds in business have every reason to call the McCombs School home. We hope you will join us in contributing to this important effort.

President’s Level $300,000+

Currently valued at $13,500 a year / 4 years, this award has historically been awarded to Canfield Business Honors, freshman admits

Dean’s Level $125,000+

Currently valued at $6,000 a year / 4 years, this award is typically awarded to Traditional BBA, freshman admits.


To endow a scholarship, contact

Faculty Support – Help McCombs attract and retain the best and brightest in their fields.

One of the most significant near-term challenges facing Texas McCombs is the large-scale turnover of faculty who are at or nearing retirement age. We must focus on two important priorities: to attract the best and brightest new faculty and, at the same time, retain our emerging faculty who will rise in prominence in their respective fields.


Faculty Excellence Funds $100,000+

Unrestricted endowed excellence funds that could support non-tenure track faculty members. This allows us to build a diverse pool of applicants for adjuncts or lecturers (with a focus on McCombs alumni.

McCombs Faculty Fellowships $500,000+

Recruit and retain tenure track faculty members.

Professorships $1,000,000

Awarded to faculty members who have distinguished themselves as academic leaders and provide the support necessary for these promising scholars to remain at the forefront of their fields.

Distinguished University Chair $3,000,000

Established to support eminent faculty, department chairs, and deans, endowed chairs are among the most impactful gifts a donor can make.


To endow faculty support contact


Student Support – Provide needed guidance and experiential learning opportunities for future world changers.

Texas McCombs offers programming to provide our students with the most innovative and progressive educational experience.

McCombs Success Scholars (MSS)

Academic support programs for students help them graduate on time through specialized support that guides them through early obstacles, levels the playing field and ensures a clear path to graduation. MSS is one such program that benefits McCombs students through peer mentoring, priority registration, community development, career discovery and enrichment activities.

Experiential Learning

Experiential learning opportunities allow our students to extend the bridge from classrooms to the real world and are an important piece of attracting and retaining the best and brightest students.  Opportunities within centers or programs, as well as global and national study abroad initiatives, provide our students with the ability to learn, travel and form international and national relationships.


To provide support for programs, contact


A New Undergraduate Facility – Invest in contemporary facilities that support the next generation of big thinkers.

The James J. and Miriam B. Mulva Hall facilities project will construct contemporary facilities that better align with our top-ranked business school programs.

Early Investors

We are talking with our friends who are interested in becoming early investors at the $1 million+ level. These potential donors will have first selection at naming opportunities, as they become available. We anticipate this happening after design. Additional major gift opportunities will follow.