Family Campaign FAQs
What is the Family Campaign?
Working Together the Future is Ours: the UTMB Family Campaign is an opportunity
for all UTMB faculty and staff to participate in UTMB's future. Contributions can
support such priorities as the vital new Jennie Sealy Hospital, scholarships for
tomorrow's health care workforce, or groundbreaking research to improve the health
When does the Family Campaign take place?
The campaign will begin on February 13th and will run for a month, ending on March
Why are we inviting UTMB faculty and staff to support the campaign?
In a few months, UTMB will launch the largest fund raising effort in its history:
the $450 million Working Wonders Campaign. Our involvement will send a powerful
message that is sure to inspire other potential contributors. It will show that
we, as members of the UTMB family, reinforce the dedication we demonstrate every
day with our generosity. Our giving sets the pace.
But there’s another reason. We all have a stake in UTMB’s continued progress. As
employees, we all benefit from a UTMB that is forward thinking, dynamic and financially
sound. The Jennie Sealy Hospital will live in service to that goal.
Does it matter how much I give?
We hope that each of us will be as generous as our finances and our hearts allow.
But we also want to see as many members of the UTMB community as possible participate,
sending the message that UTMB’s employees stand firmly behind one of the country’s
leading university health science centers.
Do I have to make my gift all at once?
No. Pledges to the campaign can be fulfilled over a period of up to five years.
Many have found that fulfilling a pledge over several years can be a great way to
make a larger gift to UTMB than they originally thought possible.
How can I contribute to the Family Campaign?
There are several ways. By far the most popular option is payroll deduction. A modest
monthly contribution can, over several years, multiply into a sizeable gift.
Consider an example. Let’s say you use payroll deduction to make a $20 gift every
month for the next five years. Over the course of your payroll deduction, that would
translate into a $1,200 contribution.
If you prefer, you can also make a one-time gift.
Where can I direct my gift?
The Jennie Sealy Hospital represents the key priority for the university’s future.
Through Working Together the Future is Ours: the UTMB Family Campaign, we encourage
every member of the UTMB family to help make this landmark hospital facility possible.
Other campaign priorities include scholarships for deserving students, endowments
to recruit and retain top faculty, a Research Endowment and new Research Building,
an Interprofessional Educational Center, and support for UTMB priority programs.
All gifts to the university from faculty and staff will count toward the campaign.
So no matter where you direct your gift, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing
you’ve helped make UTMB remain a place that defines the very future of health care.
Can I give in memory or in honor of someone?
Absolutely. Many people make gifts to UTMB in memory of a loved one, in honor of
a trusted colleague or in appreciation of the care they received from one of UTMB’s
many exceptional health care professionals.
Is my gift tax deductible?
All gifts to UTMB through the Family Campaign are tax deductible to the extent allowable
What if I leave UTMB before my pledge is completed?
Your pledge is considered a good-faith intention; it is not considered a debt. We
realize that personal circumstances can change. So, if you find you need to change
your pledge, we encourage you to call the Development Office to discuss changing
your participation or perhaps stopping your contribution.