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Building Pathways

At the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, we are passionate about giving communities and young people from all backgrounds the opportunity to realize their full potential. But we can’t do it alone. Thanks to support from individuals, companies, foundations and community partners, we are building a brighter future for The University of Texas at Austin and society as a whole.

For more information please contact: Ian Tuski, Director of Development for University Priorities, TEXAS Development, ian.tuski@austin.utexas.edu

Why Give?

Gifts to the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement make it possible for the division to meet its mission by implementing innovative programming. Major funding needs include:

UTESThe University of Texas Elementary School provides an exemplary education to its students by using researched best practices produced at the University. In order to provide this kind of education, about 15% of UT Elementary’s budget must be raised from dedicated, generous individuals, foundations and corporations who believe in and see the value in investing in our mission. Learn more about UT Elementary SchoolTake a tour to learn more about our students and how you can support them.

UTES-CampaignWith more than a decade of successful teaching and learning behind us, The University of Texas Elementary School is embarking on the second phase of its capital campaign to enhance indoor classrooms and outdoor learning spaces. Please contact our team to discuss giving opportunities.



NLPThe Neighborhood Longhorns Program provides economically disadvantaged students in grades 2 through 8 in Austin with the resources to build a strong academic future. The program encourages self-discipline, promotes enthusiasm for learning and increases student success by presenting incentives to students during each grading period of the academic year. Learn more about the Neighborhood Longhorns Program. Give now.


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The Longhorn Center for Academic Excellence (LCAE) is a specialized, inter-disciplinary learning community designed to support success for UT students who are primarily low-income, first-generation in college, and underrepresented minorities. Students can access performance-based scholarships and participate in free mentoring, tutoring, study sessions, academic and career coaching, study abroad opportunities, leadership development training, as well as other opportunities. Learn more about the LCAE. Give now.


The Vice President’s Fund for Excellence is part of an ongoing effort dedicated to securing gifts from a base of supporters who are committed to providing unrestricted annual gifts to the division. These funds make it possible for DDCE to sustain successful programs and initiatives and pursue new opportunities that allow us to continue as a model for excellence and innovation in higher education. Give to the VP’s Fund for Excellence now.

Please contact the DDCE Development team if you have any questions about these initiatives or would like to discuss giving opportunities.