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Making a Difference

  • School of Art

    Your gift will enable students of the School of Art to reach further and with greater clarity as they learn, create, and give form to our cultural future.
  • School of Theatre & Dance

    Give today to support the talented and dedicated students at the School of Theatre & Dance. Your gift makes an enormous impact on our students lives and helps them reach their true potential.

  • Moores School of Music

    Give to the Moores School of Music to support our most innovative activities. From school-wide initiatives to large-scale international collaborations, your support helps make the Moores School of Music a destination for world-class music.

  • Arts Leadership

    Give to the graduate program in Arts Leadership which provides advanced study in the management and promotion of arts organizations across artistic disciplines, and offers dual degreee and certificate options.

  • Blaffer Art Museum

    Support the mission of the Blaffer Art Museum to create experiences with contemporary art and artists that ignite wonder and curiosity, challenge pre-conceptions, and expand ways of seeing and thinking in order to nourish the human spirit and drive empathy, understanding, and engagement with today’s world.
  • Center for Art and Social Engagement

    Support The Center for Art and Social Engagement (C.A.S.E.) at the University of Houston and help bring together artists, community, faculty and professionals around policy, research and best practices in the arts.
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Ways to Give

Endowments provide financial stability because the principal gift is retained, invested and produces interest income on an annual basis, generation after generation. Endowments are a permanent source of funding in which the principal amount stays intact while the generated interest provides a consistent stream of income to be used for the purpose designated by the donor. Only a portion of the annual investment return is available for use. The rest of the investment yield is returned to the principal, and over time, the fund grows. Creating an endowment is an excellent way to ensure your legacy at UH College of Medicine because your gift will support medical students in perpetuity. Endowed Scholarships may be created with a gift beginning at $25,000 and may be paid for within five years. An endowment can be named for a family, company, in memory (or in honor) of a loved one or someone who's made a difference in your life. It is a permanent tribute to the person whose name it bears and a sound investment in the future.
The Annual Fund at the University of Houston is a vehicle for providing support for colleges, departments and programs across the campus. Alumni are encouraged to support their academic college. Within the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts, annual fund gifts allow us to fund scholarships, special projects, and initiatives. Your gift can be designated for any department within the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts.
May my annual gift be designated to a specific fund?
Absolutely. Your gift may also be designated for general support of the college through the "Dean's Fund," or for general support of scholarships through the "Dean's Scholarship Fund."
How can I make a gift to the Annual Fund?
Most Annual Fund gifts come in the form of a check or credit card payment. Donors to the Annual Fund can submit gifts online using our secure website.
How can my gift make a difference compared to the large gifts the college already receives?
Annual Fund gifts have a tremendous impact because they allow the college to cover a broad range of immediate needs. Major gifts are usually designated for a specific purpose and are often established as endowments that provide long-term income from their earnings.
An unrestricted gift is a gift that is given without any restrictions on its use. Unrestricted gifts provide the college the flexibility it needs to place resources where they are most needed or where opportunities are greatest (such as student aid, faculty support, new initiatives, supplies and equipment).
Through corporate matching, charitable contributions can be doubled or even tripled. The process is as simple as completing a standard matching gift form from the employer and mailing it with a gift to the university. Contact your Human Resources Department to find out if your company or organization has a matching gift program and matching gift forms. Mail your gift with the form to University of Houston P.O. Box 988 Houston, Texas 77001-0988 The proceeds from the match will be placed toward the same program as the original gift. For further information, please contact the KGMCA Development Coordinator Mary Coleman at 713-743-8578.
Create a lasting legacy with a gift in honor of an individul or a family, or find out more about naming opportunities for facilities by contacting the Kathrine G. McGovern Colleg of the Arts development team.

Philanthropic Circles

  • Moores School of Music Society

    The Moores Society's mission is to support the Moores School of Music through programs and events that benefit scholarships, special projects and educational opportunities for music students at the University of Houston.
  • Blaffer Art Museum Board of Advisors

    The mission of the Blaffer Art Museum is to create experiences with contemporary art and artists that ignite wonder and curiosity, challenge pre-conceptions, and expand ways of seeing and thinking in order to nourish the human spirit and drive empathy, understanding, and engagement with today’s world.

Meet the Arts Development Team

  • Russell Dunlavy
    Russell Dunlavy
    Assistant Vice President
    University of Houston Advancement
    rtdunlav@central.uh.edu
    713-743-4209
  • Mary Coleman

    Mary Coleman
    Development Coordinator
    mcolema6@uh.edu
    713-743-8578

  • Susana Monteverde
    Susana Monteverde
    Development Officer
    Blaffer Art Museum | School of Art
    srmontev@uh.edu
    713-743-9528
  • Shannon Langman

    Shannon Langman
    Patron Relations
    Moores School of Music
    slangman@uh.edu
    713-743-8036