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Philanthropy is more important than ever for The University of Texas at Austin to fulfill its mission. The impact of giving is apparent across campus, in scholarships that allow students to experience an education on the Forty Acres, professorships that recruit the best and brightest scholars, and research labs that lead to innovative breakthroughs for today’s greatest challenges. This issue of TEXAS LEADER salutes those whose philanthropy benefits both UT’s current and future initiatives through “blended gifts”— giving now and leaving a legacy gift later.

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Dayton Williams searched in vain for a way to honor her son's memory. Then she got an idea.

From This Issue

From the President

Making a difference now and in the future.

Prime Exponent

Prime Exponent

Roice Nelson, Math Evangelist.

In Ty's Place

Dayton Williams searched in vain for a way to honor her son's memory. Then she got an idea.

Near to the Heart

Duke DeGrassi and Gayla Lewis support at-risk Longhorns.

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

The University Leadership Network flips the script for students at risk.

Jill of All Trades

Communication triple-threat Betty Taylor Cox is giving back to the Moody College.

He's With the Band

Rick Church's historic gift helps ensure Longhorn Band's future.

Calculated Life

The Calculated Life

Microsoft’s Bob O’Rear, formative figure of the PC age who guided astronauts home, is helping his alma mater create new stars.

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 This issue of TEXAS LEADER salutes those whose philanthropy benefits both UT’s current and future initiatives through “blended gifts”— giving now and leaving a legacy gift later.

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