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Support Liberal Arts

How to Give Today

You can submit your gift online through our secure online web form or we welcome the opportunity to meet with you and seek your guidance in assisting the college. If you would like to send in your gift, please mail your gift to:


Dorothy L. Gebauer (GEB) building



Physical Address

116 Inner Campus Dr., Stop G6300

Austin, TX 78712-1260

Mailing Address

University Development Office

2901 N. IH 35

Suite 1.400

Austin, TX 78722

Types of Giving

Unrestricted Gift

Consider joining the community of supporters who believe in the mission to continue a tradition of excellence in the Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. Make an unrestricted gift today.


All endowment funds are placed in long-term accounts, where the principal remains intact. Funding from endowments is drawn from the earned interest.

Endowments offer the donor an opportunity to support an area about which they are passionate, and the funding source created by the endowment will continue for generations. Endowments can be created through a one-time payment or through installments over a 5-year period. The College of Liberal Arts benefits from several types of endowments.

Estates and Trusts

In addition to establishing a legacy that will benefit the college for years to come, planned giving can often provide income for life and/or tax savings. Here are some examples of planned giving options.

  • bequests to the College of Liberal Arts
  • gifts of life insurance to leverage low premiums
  • qualified retirement plan for financial security
  • charitable gift annuity
  • pooled income fund
  • charitable remainder trust

For more information on planned giving, visit UT Gift and Estate Planning or contact COLA Development.

Corporate and Foundation Gifts

The College of Liberal Arts welcomes support from corporations and foundations. Forming partnerships with the private and nonprofit sectors has enabled the college to strengthen its investment in scholarship, its research enterprise, and to foster opportunities for companies and foundations to have a measurable and positive impact on education as it relates to the liberal arts.

Contact COLA Development to discuss opportunities for your company.

Get Involved

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Advisory Council

The College of Liberal Arts Advisory Council is a dedicated group of volunteers who all share a passion for the liberal arts. Members are made up of both alumni and friends of the college. Together with the dean, the Advisory Council works to further the college’s initiatives, both academic and philanthropic.

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Parents Council

The College of Liberal Arts Parents Council is a vital part of the College’s success. The Council promotes the recognition, well-being, progress, and success of the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin by assisting the Dean, Development Team, and College faculty and administrators in securing philanthropic support for the College’s students, faculty, and programs, as well as championing College strategies and priorities by providing strong leadership and guidance.

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HookedIn gives COLA alumni and students an option to join a community to network and connect through shared educational backgrounds and to stay informed on events, news, and happenings within the College.

Donor Impact & Recognition

Dean's Circle

The Dean's Circle is a group of donors who provide critical support that allows the college to seize opportunities as it strives toward its goal of excellence in Liberal Arts.

Impact Reports

There is so much of which to be proud in the College of Liberal Arts. We invite you to read our Impact Reports and see what your support makes possible on the Forty Acres and beyond.

Donor Stories

Learn more about their time at UT, what they are doing now, and why they decided to give to the College in these interviews with some of our recent donors.

Pro Bene Meritis

The Pro Bene Meritis award is the highest honor bestowed by the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. The purpose of the award is to honor individuals who are committed to the liberal arts, who have made outstanding contributions in professional or philanthropic pursuits, or who have participated in service related to the College of Liberal Arts.


Endowments help the university recruit and retain top faculty and students, support experiential learning, give our students and faculty access to the technology they need to be first class, and support or even create special programs that enrich the Longhorn experience. Donors name their endowments, and in doing so can forever link themselves to The University of Texas at Austin, honor organizations, or pay tribute to or memorialize family members or friends.