Donors & Friends

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The Doty Society

The Doty Society is the College of Fine Arts' annual giving membership program, named for the college's founding dean, E. William Doty. The Doty Society provides the critical unrestricted funds needed to continue Dean Doty's dream of building a fine arts college of the first class.

Every level of gift makes a difference to our students and faculty. Your membership provides scholarships, travel and research grants, curriculum enrichment, technological support and so much more. Doty Society members also receive quarterly updates from the dean and members who give $250 or more receive invitations to special events.

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Established Endowments

All of us at the College of Fine Arts are so grateful to the generous donors who have established endowments to support our students, faculty and programs.


Fine Arts Comprehensive Campaign

The What Starts Here campaign is the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of our university and state. Your donation will help The University of Texas at Austin become the world’s leading public research institution, and a gift to the College of Fine Arts will shape the future of culture and the creative economy of Texas and beyond.

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Fine Arts Advisory Council

The College of Fine Arts Advisory Council is dedicated to the growth, development and excellence of the College of Fine Arts in the university and in the State of Texas.


E. William Doty Awards

Named after the founding dean of the College of Fine Arts, the E. William Doty Award is the most prestigious recognition offered by the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. It is granted to individuals who have distinguished themselves through extraordinary professional achievement and/or have demonstrated dedication to the College of Fine Arts.