UT Operating revenue breakdown for 2020-2021

Top Fundraising Priorities

  • Research and collaborative program support
  • College-to-Career success initiatives
  • Facilities upgrades

UT is a public institution, but only 12% of UT's budget is provided for by state funding. Philanthropic aid is vital to sustaining our community. It provides scholarships so that students can achieve their academic and professional goals, programming support to keep the college at the forefront of arts education and resources to recruit and retain the finest artists and field leaders to our world-class faculty. We need your help to nurture the creativity and exploration that impacts our culture, our society and our nation's growth. 

Together, we can inspire creative lives to change the world. 

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Endowments are incredibly important to sustaining the college's quality of excellence now and into the future.

Endowments allow donors to provide everlasting support to the area they are most passionate about in the College of Fine Arts. Endowments may be created through a single gift or by payments over a five-year period. These funds are then placed in long-term accounts, where the principal remains intact. The earned interest provides funding for the designated students, faculty or program.

One gift can support generations of fine arts education.

Endowment Categories

Faculty Support

Faculty endowments enable the college to offer salary support to faculty and special funds to distinguished lecturers. They also support and reward faculty for exemplary research and scholarly efforts.

Dean's Chair - $5,000,000 minimum to establish

Departmental Leadership Chair - $3,000,000 minimum to establish

Distinguished University Chair - $3,000,000 minimum to establish

Chair - $2,000,000 minimum to establish - recognize deans, department chairs and senior faculty

Distinguished Professorship - $1,000,000 minimum to establish

Professorship - $500,000 minimum to establish - awarded to outstanding mid-level and senior faculty

Faculty Fellowship - $250,000 minimum to establishsupport excellent teachers regardless of rank or tenure

Program Support

Endowed Excellence Funds benefit specific areas and programs in the college by enhancing art and history collections, research units and academic programs.

Endowed Excellence Fund - $25,000 minimum to establish

Student Support

Student endowments create opportunities for those in financial need, encourage students to strive for excellence and allows the college to recruit the very best student scholars.

Distinguished Graduate Fellowship - $1,000,000 minimum to establish

Presidential Graduate Fellowship $250,000 minimum to establish

Graduate Fellowship - $100,000 minimum to establish

Presidential Undergraduate Scholarship $250,000 minimum to establish 

Undergraduate Scholarship - $50,000 minimum to establish

Established Endowments

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Volunteer Usher helping two guests

Texas Performing Arts volunteer ushers play a key role in our goal of providing the very best service to our guests. Volunteers should be interested in the performing arts, have superior customer service skills, and be willing and able to work as part of a great team of other volunteers and staff members.

Become an Usher

Landmarks Docents lead the campus community and visitors on tours of the public art collection. The Landmarks Preservation Guild maintains the works of art in the collection and keeps the university’s campus a beautiful and engaging place. Landmarks welcomes volunteers and seeks creative ways to take advantage of volunteer support. 

Volunteer with Landmarks

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Hire Students or Alumni

Post a Job or Internship

If you are looking for a candidate with creativity, problem solving ability, strong interpersonal capabilities, self–discipline, a results–oriented attitude and the ability to work independently and collaboratively, then look no further. Below are options for posting your available positions.

  • HireUTexas powered by Handshake – Post professional positions and internship opportunities for students and alumni in majors across the university. If you would like help setting up an employer account, please email FACS using the link below.

Fine Arts Career Services (FACS) will be happy to consult with you at any step of your recruiting process. Email FACS


Employers who utilize Fine Arts Career Services are expected to abide by The University of Texas at Austin’s equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination policies. All job and internship postings on Fine Arts Works must adhere to the HireUTexas Job Posting Policies.

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