40 Hours for Forty Acres a huge success


Visiting with Camp Texas leaders helping with our 40-hour fundraiser


Last week, we set a goal of raising $40,000 in 40 hours for UT Austin. I’m happy to report that at the end of 40 hours, students and alumni had joined together to more than triple our goal, raising $128,516. Supported by social media and other channels, this was the most successful web-based fundraiser we have ever had.

On Friday, during the 40-hour campaign, I visited Gregory Gym to check the progress. There I met dozens of students from groups like Texas Blazers, Umoja, and Camp Texas who were raising money for UT and promoting their groups.

I’m so proud of our students and all of our alumni and friends who participated in this first-of-its-kind fundraiser. If you missed the event and would still like to give please visit this page.

What starts here changes the world.

Bill's Signature

Civil Rights Summit a landmark event for UT Austin

  Next week, the eyes of America will be trained on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin. To mark the 50th anniversary of the movement that culminated in Civil Rights Act of...

Clements Center for History, Strategy, and Statecraft up and running

In November, I told you about the opening of a new center of teaching and research on our campus — William P. Clements Jr. and supported by a founding gift from George Seay and family, the...


  1. longtimelonghorn says:

    Great fundraising efforts which was a huge success!!! How will this money be spent and and directed to programs to help our UT students.

  2. 40 Hours for Forty Acres a huge success thank for this write