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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)—the second-largest university in Houston—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 more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 60,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.