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April
2018
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07:40 PM
America/Chicago

2018 Give to Gators Campaign Raises Record Contributions

The 2018 Give to Gators Campaign concluded with a record-setting $73,173.28 in faculty/staff contributions. This is the highest dollar amount raised in any University of Houston-Downtown faculty/staff campaign. The 2018 effort also saw an increase in participation from the previous year with 52 percent across UHD colleges and departments.

"The participation of more than half of our faculty and staff is a clear indication of our commitment to our students and our strong belief in the value of the work we do," said UHD President, Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. "You make a difference every day—in all of the contributions you make to UHD and our students."

Each year, the Give to Gators Campaign offers UHD community members an opportunity to further support students. Contributions support scholarships and programs that do not receive state or federal funding.

The following departments had 100 percent participation:

  • Career Development Center
  • Employment Services and Operations
  • Sports & Fitness
  • Testing Services
  • Administration & Finance - Administrative Office
  • Contracts & Procurement
  • Accounts Payable
  • Budget Office
  • Business Affairs
  • General Accounting
  • Applied Administration
  • Conference & Event Services
  • Upward Bound
  • Parking Services
  • Office of the President
  • University Advancement
  • Center for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
  • Scholar's Academy

A breakdown of departmental, divisional and college participation is as follows:

  • Advancement & University Relations - 82%
  • Student Affairs - 69%
  • Administration & Finance - 55%
  • Academic Affairs - 55%
  • College of Business - 53%
  • Enrollment Management - 49%
  • College of Sciences & Technology - 43%
  • College of Public Service - 41%
  • University College - 35%
  • College of Humanities & Social Sciences - 33%

This year's campaign officially kicked off on Feb. 22 and was guided by the 2018 Give to Gators Committee, which included members:

  • Dr. Liza Alonzo (Alumni Relations)
  • Dr. Ed Cueva (College of Humanities & Social Sciences)
  • Belinda Hernandez (College of Business)
  • Erica Morales (Employee Services & Operations)
  • Dr. Rebecca Pfeffer (College of Public Service)
  • Dr. Tim Redl (College of Sciences & Technology)
  • Mary Torres (University Business Services)
  • Dr. Daniel Villanueva (Enrollment Management)