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Show the Love: #GatorLove

Give To Gators Campaign Kick-Off

Love is in the air. GatorLove that is.

The Give To Gators Campaign is back! All faculty and staff are invited to support our students and programs through charitable giving. Over the past nine years, more than 1,000 faculty and staff members have come together to invest over half a million dollars in our scholarships, programs, departments, and Colleges.

Here’s a 2022 campaign recap:

  • 35% of UHD employees participated in the 2022 campaign—surpassing 2021.G2G New Logo
  • More than 400 faculty and staff members donated or pledged amounts ranging from $1 to $3,600 to support 109 different funds.
  • Collectively, gifts and payroll deduction pledges totaled nearly $63,000.

Where and how much to give is your choice. Popular funds include Food for Change Market, UHD’s General Scholarship Fund, and campus favorites—the Library Excellence Fund and the IT Scholarship Fund. Joining the lineup is the new Determined Gator Fund.

“Our Campus Community is defined by our culture of caring,” stated President Blanchard. “Every single UHD staff and faculty member is focused on Student Success. Their generous contributions to the Give To Gators annual campaign provide the financial foundation for the programs and scholarships that our students need. In that way, our culture of caring comes full circle to ensure that UHD students succeed.”

To commence the campaign, UHD Annual Giving with Voya Financial is inviting all faculty and staff to the #GatorLove Kick-Off Luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14, in Academic Building, A300. RSVP Today!

For more information, contact Sandra Jacobson, Manager of UHD Annual Giving, at jacobsons@uhd.edu or 713-221-8184.

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.