Ways to Give

Thank you for your interest in supporting the School of Human Ecology. Gifts to the School can be applied to your choice of student scholarships and fellowships, research initiatives, faculty support, or special programs. Moreover, gifts to the School are tax-deductible. There are a variety of donation methods available.

Cash, Checks, Credit Cards

Outright gifts by check or credit card are the easiest to make. Checks may be made out to The University of Texas at Austin and mailed to:

The School of Human Ecology
Attn: Development Office
200 W. 24th Street, A2700
Austin, TX 78712

To make a gift by credit card, you can give now using our secure online page, or you may contact our staff who can offer secure ways to take your credit card information (please do not send credit card information via email).

The School of Human Ecology also gratefully accepts pledges — gifts that are paid out over time. You can make a pledge commitment on a monthly or yearly basis and set up a payment schedule that works best for you. Reminders can be sent to you, or you are welcome to set up an automatic payment on a credit card.  The maximum length of time for a pledge is five years.

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of appreciated securities and closely held stock can be extremely beneficial — both to you and to the School of Human Ecology. You may receive an income-tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the securities, as well as reduce or eliminate capital gains taxes. Gifts of stock and mutual funds are coordinated by the UT System Office of Development and Gift Planning Services. Please contact Charlotte Hambrick in the Office of External Relations or at 512-499-4346 to learn more about this way to help our School.

Gift & Estate Planning

Planned gifts can enable you to support the School of Human Ecology, receive tax benefits, and sustain your current lifestyle. Such gifts include bequests through a will, retirement plan assets, and charitable trusts. Please contact the Office of Gift Planning (giftplan@www.utexas.edu) or call 512-475-9632 to learn more about these donation vehicles. You can also find more information about gift and estate planning here.


By creating an endowment, you can honor someone important to you while providing permanent support to the School of Human Ecology. Your gift is invested in perpetuity, and each year a distribution is made from the endowment to support the program or area of your choice.  You can honor fellow alumni, professors, friends of the University, or a member of your family. Such a gift will be a lasting tribute. An endowment can support a scholarship, a faculty chair, an endowed professorship, a lectureship, or a fellowship; such a gift will make an impact on the School and support generations of Longhorns for many years to come.

Matching Gifts

You may be able to double or even triple your gift to the School of Human Ecology. Many employers sponsor programs that match charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company does, check our matching service or visit your company’s human resources department.

Payroll Deduction for Faculty and Staff

Are you a UT employee? If so, you can give to the School of Human Ecology through payroll deduction. 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 selections and click on “Submit.”

Payroll deduction for a gift made by the 15th of the month will begin the following month; e.g., the first deduction for a gift made on June 10 will appear on your July 1 paycheck. Payroll deduction for a gift made after the 15th of the month will begin the second month following the gift; e.g., the first deduction for a gift made on June 20 will appear on your August 1 paycheck. The deductions will be reflected in your Payroll Earnings Statement under “Charitable Contributions.”

Contact Us

If you have questions about making a gift to the School of Human Ecology, contact our staff.