Events

Lighting the Way

Posted in: Campaign Communications | Posted on: June 6, 2016

As a senior at UST in 2003, I planned to be an active alumna after graduation, but I never imagined I would one day be a full-time UST employee raising funds for my alma mater. But more than a decade later, here I am, serving as the campaign director for the most ambitious fundraising effort in UST history.

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Surpassing Our Goal

Posted in: Campaign Communications | Posted on: August 24, 2015

Six years ago, raising $47.3 million to build a new Center for Science and Health Professions at UST seemed an ambitious, far-away goal. Today, thanks to the generosity of hundreds of donors, I am proud to announce that we have surpassed our goal by raising $47. 5 million and are preparing to break ground on the Center’s main building in November!

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November Campaign Email

Posted in: Campaign Communications | Posted on: November 12, 2014

In the most recent issue of UST Today, I highlighted an interesting article by Arthur C. Brooks in the Wall Street Journal titled “Handsome is as Handsome Gives.” In it, Brooks ponders the rewards of philanthropic giving with his own questions: Do those who give live longer? Are they healthier? Are they more attractive?

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August Campaign Email

Posted in: Campaign Communications | Posted on: August 15, 2014

It’s mid-August, and the University of St. Thomas is abuzz with activity as we prepare to usher in the fall 2014 semester. As I walk the campus, the unrelenting Texas heat is overshadowed by the beauty of the landscape made lush and green by recent summer rains. I hope this semester’s students find our campus as wonderful and welcoming as I do. I try, too, to envision the changes that are coming to UST as a result of Faith in Our Future: The Campaign for the University of St. Thomas.

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May Campaign Email

Posted in: Campaign Communications | Posted on: May 25, 2014

Amid the excitement of graduation and end-of-semester festivities last week, we received some news that gave us even more reason to celebrate. The largest gift in UST history was pledged by longtime friends Carol and Odis Peavy in support of Faith in Our Future: The Campaign for the University of St. Thomas.

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February Campaign Mail

Posted in: Campaign Communications | Posted on: February 27, 2014

The Faith in Our Future campaign is now comprehensive, which means that it includes capital projects as well as other needs. To date, $60.4 million has been raised in support of the campaign’s central priorities: Health & Science, Student Success and Creative Community. These initiatives focus primarily on enhancing our campus and increasing scholarships and program support to further enhance UST’s academic excellence.

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