RECOGNIZING THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON'S NEWEST AND MOST LOYAL ALUMNI

WHO ARE THE RISING STARS?

rising starsThe University of Houston Rising Stars are recent graduates who choose to give back to UH by making a gift within the first 5 years following graduation.  Many make this first commitment during their semester of graduation through a Cougar Spirit Cord gift.

Most importantly, Rising Stars make it a priority to invest in their alma mater with an annual gift, giving each and every year.  These alumni know the importance of furthering the University of Houston through sustained support and they are united in the tradition of giving each year.  Rising Stars know that individual contributions every year are essential to UH – regardless of the amount of the gift.  When Rising Stars come together and the annual gifts of classmates are combined, Rising Stars make a significant difference for UH.  It's not just the million dollar gifts that make a difference for a Coog's education, it's also the contributions of the thousands who choose to give annually – these make a significant impact on a Coog's UH experience every day.

And because this loyal support is so important, the University of Houston is proud to recognize our recent graduate donors who have made the choice to secure the future for UH through their annual giving.

BECOMING A RISING STAR

Becoming a Rising Star is your track to insider information about all things UH.  And it's easy to achieve.  Give a gift of any amount to UH every academic year (September 1 - August 31).  So long as you have graduated from UH within the past 5 years, you earn Rising Stars recognition with your very first gift.  And you must continue to give to UH annually, in any amount, to remain a Rising Star.  Even if you have given since graduation, but you've missed a year or two since, you can earn Rising Stars recognition with your next gift!  And no matter how you get started, after five consecutive years, you earn recognition by becoming part of an elite loyalty group:  the HOUSTON Pacesetters.

RISING STARS RECOGNITION

Rising Stars is not about the amount of your gift - it's about making the choice to change lives by empowering UH students through education and sustaining UH's ability to impact our community.  Being a part of Rising Stars gives recent alumni the personal satisfaction of being a loyal UH supporter on their own terms.  No gift is too small.  Every gift, every year, supports students every day. 

The University recognizes Rising Stars each year of consecutive giving as you work towards becoming a HOUSTON PacesetterBenefits may include insider email information, special event invitations and suprises still to come.

Questions?  Please call 713-743-4708 or email annualgiving@uh.edu

RISING STARS
GIVE EVERY YEAR. IMPACT EVERY DAY.