The launch of “Here, We Go”: The Campaign for the University of Houston was not just the culmination of a massive effort: it was the beginning of the first major fundraising initiative in more than 25 years. A VIP reception on January 18 and university wide, day-long celebration on January 19 marked the official beginning of an exciting journey. Here, you can relive the experience of this momentous event.

Event publications and stories

The Spring 2017 issue of the University of Houston magazine featured the biggest events from the Launch, including the John P. McGovern Foundation’s $20 million gift. Read the full story to get the big picture!

January 19 was dubbed “Community Day” to celebrate the launch of the $1 billion “Here, We Go” Campaign — but with so many UH alumni, faculty, staff and donors gathered together in support of their University, “Family Day” would also have been an appropriate name! Read more about three Coogs who recognized those family ties on Community Day.

What does it mean to “launch”? Faculty and staff members explored UH’s future in a moderated discussion on community day. My Vo (’17) provides a student perspective in her recap of the event.

It can be hard to keep track of all the Launch events! Download the Community Day program guide and VIP reception program guide to relive the experience.