Developing future scientists, promoting discovery, and creating impact in the world begins with annual support from alumni, friends and parents. Annual gifts have a direct and immediate impact on the success of the college and the lives of our students, providing unrestricted support to meet emerging needs--from supporting scholarships and fellowships to innovative student programs to research opportunities and outreach.
Dean's Discovery Circle
Unrestricted giving to the College of Natural Sciences allows us to make nimble investments in areas where we want to strengthen and grow. In an effort to recognize all donors whose annual generosity allows us to quickly respond to strategic priorities, we have created the Dean’s Discovery Circle. Contributions made between September and August each year qualify for the following recognition levels.
Levels & Benefits
Newton Level: $2,000
Donor’s name listed on the CNS website and in The Texas Scientist magazine (with donor approval); receipt of the College Annual Report; invitation to exclusive donor luncheon held in the fall with Dean Hicke and CNS faculty speakers.
Darwin Level: $5,000
Benefits listed above plus invitation to private event with the Dean in your region; reserved seating at select public lectures across the college as they occur.
Turing Level: $10,000
Benefits listed above plus guided tour of a CNS facility; invitation to be a guest at a College of Natural Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council meeting (September or April).
Curie Level: $20,000
Benefits listed above plus a named summer research fellowship for a Freshman Research Initiative student the summer of your gift.
For more information, please contact Marsha Reardon: (512) 232-4470.