'Together, We Are UTSA' faculty-staff initiative is on a roll

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(April 29, 2010)--Gifts are arriving daily in response to the "Together, We Are UTSA" 2010 faculty-staff initiative coordinated by the UTSA Office of Annual Giving. The first annual effort targeted specifically to inform and involve UTSA faculty and staff was launched in mid-April and will continue through May.

"It is great to see faculty and staff giving to the university, just as the alumni and students do," said Genevieve Lopez, assistant director of annual giving and manager of the student call center.

Similar to programs at other major universities across the country, "Together, We Are UTSA" was started to provide an opportunity for faculty and staff to show their pride in the place they work by making gifts to help support the great things happening across the Tri-campuses.

"The size of the gift is not as important as the act of giving, which demonstrates support for UTSA," said Laura Murray, associate vice president for advancement services and administration. "Small gifts add up and can make a real difference in the ability to respond to unexpected opportunities or needs that arise throughout the year."

While the university relies on state funding and tuition to fund basic programs, state appropriations provide for only 28 percent of the university's budget. Gifts from donors like you help provide essential services as well as exceptional opportunities -- opportunities that have helped UTSA become an emerging research university and provided students access to higher education. With your help, the university will do even more, ensuring that designation as a Tier One university remains within reach.

>> To make a gift or learn more about UTSA fundraising programs, visit the Giving to UTSA website.

For more information and inquiries about special gifts such as scholarships, endowments and planned giving, contact Laura Murray at 210-458-5160.