Achieving this significant milestone 18 months ahead of schedule.
We have opened new doors of opportunity for
our most precious resource.
We have fueled our city with research
We have provided resources for our students, faculty and campus community.
We already have engaged the global UH community and Greater Houston with record participation
Eighteen months ahead of schedule the University of Houston System fundraising campaign, ‘Here, We Go,’ has raised $1.003 billion, surpassing its goal of $1 billion. The campaign will continue to build on this momentum to go ‘Beyond the Billion’ before it concludes in 2020.
The University of Houston has announced a $17 million gift from Houston philanthropists Andy and Andrea Diamond, which will be used to offer financial, academic, mentoring and other support for students aging out of the foster care system.
More than 23,000 youth a year nationally age out of the foster care system when they turn 18, according to the National Foster Youth Institute. Experts say few have the outside support, both financial and emotional, that can be crucial to college success.
Renu Khator, chancellor and president, University of Houston System, (right) at campaign launch event with Eloise Brice, UH System vice chancellor for university advancement.
MARVIN E. ODUM, III (M.B.A. ’95)
Here, We Go Campaign Co-Chair
Chancellor and President University of Houston System