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Giving to the School of Health Professions

Giving to the School of Health Professions

Make an Enduring Investment in a Healthier Tomorrow

Do you want to change the world today — and for years to come? Endowments are a meaningful way your generosity can improve the health of the public for generations.

Regular distributions from your endowment will provide a reliable, ongoing source of financial support that funds the work you care about most, forever.

Currently, approximately 25% of our students receive scholarships. Our goal is to double that number, building our base of endowments to award scholarships to half our students.

By creating new scholarship endowments, UTMB friends and alumni can make a powerful investment in the future of health care careers.

Endowments at a Glance

Ready to make a difference? You can create an endowment that supports students, faculty, programs, research, or trainees.

Student Support

You can be part of the future of health care when you choose to support students. A scholarship or fellowship will change lives — and help to train compassionate, dedicated health professionals for our communities.

Brandon Phung"Being a scholarship recipient means that not only have I been able to prove my academic accomplishments to myself and my family, but that I also have generous donors who support and believe in my craft as a student and future practitioner. After graduation, I plan to practice occupational therapy in Texas, where I can contribute to the community that has been supportive of me and my endeavors throughout my life."

Brandon S. Phung
Occupational Therapy Student
Seger, MD Presidential Scholar

Program Support

Gifts to support program priorities have a wide-reaching impact. You will become a partner with students and faculty in advancing the health profession you care about most: conducting research projects, collaborating with their peers, publishing their work, and more.

Faculty Support

Chairs and professorships help attract and retain top faculty — and give them the resources they need to advance the way we understand, prevent, diagnose, and provide health care. These named gifts can be a special tribute to a faculty member or someone else who is important to you.

Research Support

The School of Health Professions is tackling the greatest challenges to human health — and it all begins with research. Your support helps our faculty develop and conduct scientific research, publish their findings, and advance health care for everyone, everywhere.

For more information or to give, visit Giving to UTMB Health .

Support a New Faculty Endowment or Memorial Fund

Paddon-Jones Memorial Fund

Professor Douglas Paddon-Jones, Ph.D., FACSM passed away in August 2021 after a brief and aggressive illness. He was well-respected as a researcher and educator who sought the improvement in human health through the study of muscle mass regulation and function. UTMB has established an endowment fund to commemorate his legacy and his contributions to research. For more information or to give, visit Paddon-Jones Memorial Fund.

"We have major plans for investing in the future of health care through our faculty and students who will be innovating and delivering cutting-edge services to the state of Texas and globally.

Pursuing a career in the health professions should not be restricted to only those who, through good fortune, have the resources to pay the increasingly high costs of a professional education. Scholarships are a significant priority in our fundraising efforts to provide an opportunity to students to pursue study without incurring the debt of loan programs."

David Brown, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Senior Vice President and Dean
School of Health Professions

Want More Info?

Would you like to speak with someone to find out more information regarding scholarships, endowments, memorials, and other gifts to the School of Health Professions?

Austin Stanford, CFRE
Director of Develompent
P: 409-747-8364

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