Thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends the DDCE is able to carry out its mission. Their inspirational stories underscore the importance of the work we do.
The University of Texas at Austin embodies many traits that motivate affinity and passion for everything Longhorn and even inspire financial contribution to the university, but the greatest impetus for such connection is appreciation for the role the University plays in the community and its active legacy. Longtime Austinite and community advocate Carolyn Goldston has certainly found that to be true. In fact it’s Goldston’s long history with The University of Texas that has grounded her legacy in Austin. Read more.
Keith Maxie and his wife, Alice, created the Ira and Muriel Maxie Endowment to honor Keith’s parents and the impact music had on their family — something that started on his parents’ first date. Since childhood Ira had an eye for Muriel, but it wasn’t until that first date that he realized her singing voice matched her beauty. But Ira also had musical talent, and he showcased it in whistling recitals at the local community church. This musical match inspired the marriage that then produced the Maxies’ musical family, with Keith being the first of four children born to Ira and Muriel. Read more.
At first glance it might not seem that Michael and Alice Kuhn have much in common with the incoming UT freshmen who participate in the Summer Scholars Program. But a closer look at the participants in the program, run by UT’s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, shows qualities the couple can appreciate: high motivation, a positive attitude, and a willingness to learn. The only thing holding back these top 10 percent graduates of Texas high schools is their socioeconomic situation. Read more.
We are supporting the UT-University Charter School and the Fearless Leadership Institute along with The Project. The FLI program is important to our family because we are people of color and I believe that as a woman of color there are certain issues of life specific to this subset of society that need to be addressed in order to help equip them for success. I think this initiative will make a significant difference in the lives of these young women for the better. The University Charter School serves special-needs students who are unable to participate in a traditional school setting. Our family values learning in non-traditional as well as traditional ways. Education is too important to limit to those who are fortunate enough to be able to receive it through traditional venues. It is important to us that people who are victims of domestic abuse, or in group homes, or foster homes, etc. have access to educational resources at the highest level possible. Giving to this effort is critical in our opinion to help set these young people up for success. Read more.
Endowments are a powerful way to establish a legacy of giving that can ensure the future sustainability and success of DDCE programming.
- Lee Bagan Endowment
- G. Bradley Bourland UT Elementary School Library Book Fund
- Ge Chen Study Abroad Endowed Scholarship
- Criaco Family Endowed Excellence Fund
- Gender and Sexuality Center 10th Anniversary Endowment
- Tod F. and Tracy E. Hammond Gateway Scholars Scholarship
- Ima Hogg Endowment
- Ima Hogg Scholarship in Mental Health
- Hogg Professorship in Psychology and Education
- Hogg Professorship in Sociology
- Will C. Hogg Memorial Fund
- Anna Mae Hutchison Endowed Scholarship Fund
- Johnson-Bates Respect and Inclusion Endowed Presidential Scholarship
- Lois Ford La Bauve Endowment
- Selden Leavell Endowed Scholarship
- Ira and Muriel Maxie Endowment
- Garfield and Petrenella McConico Endowed Scholarship
- Harry Estill Moore and Bernice Milburn Moore Fellowship Fund
- Multicultural Engagement Center 25th Anniversary Endowment
- Randy and Lisa Ramirez Dissemination of Educational Best Practices Endowment
- JoyLynn Hailey Reed Endowment
- DeRossette Thomas Fund for the Asa Mitchell Guidance Center
- Varner-Bayou Bend HeRitage Fund
- Frances Fowler Wallace Memorial for Mental Health