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Let The Giving Begin: Give To Gators Campaign Kicks Off

The UHD Community is dedicated to student success through the Give To Gators Campaign.

Unlike previous years, this year’s campaign event plans will be scaled back due to the pandemic. However, the impact of our giving remains essential—now more than ever—as our students face a unique set of challenges.

For the past decade, faculty and staff have donated more than $500,000 to the University through Give To Gators thanks to gifts of all sizes, which provide financial support for student scholarships and program development.

More than three-quarters of our students rely on scholarships, grants or loans to supplement tuition costs. Today, your gift affords these students the ability to concentrate on their studies, focus on degree completion and worry less about financial burdens.

“As a first-generation college student, I’m so proud to represent the University of Houston-Downtown,” said scholarship recipient Clarissa Chavez, sophomore Finance major and UHD cheerleader. “This scholarship gives me the opportunity to achieve my dream, motivates me to strive for greatness and continue to work hard so that I can have a positive impact on my community. Thank you for helping students like me.”

A special focus this year is the UHD Food for Change Market. More students are relying on this campus market as food insecurity has heighten across college campuses as the pandemic continues. Your support can make a difference in helping our students achieve their educational and career goals.

What’s great about this giving opportunity … It’s your choice. Pledges and gifts can be made to the college, department, program or scholarship of your choice via:

For more information, contact Sandra Jacobson, Manager of Annual Giving, University Advancement at jacobsons@uhd.edu or visit Give To Gators.


About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.