The Academics Performing Arts Center


Supporting the arts at UTPA means to sustain the Valley’s creativity and culture but also to improve our quality of life and help the economic development of our region. The existence of the Academic and Performing Arts Center will attract more students, faculty, businesses, and talents, which will make it the interface between the University of Texas-Pan American and the Rio Grande Valley. So, by giving to the arts you are not only transforming South Texas, you are also building a vibrant future for the coming generations.

Cash, Checks, Credit Cards

Gifts of cash, by check or credit card are the easiest to make and are also tax deductible. UTPA also accepts pledges, which can be paid over time with a payment schedule that works best for you.

To make a gift by credit card, you can give now or call 800-687-4602 and provide your credit card information over the phone.

Pledges and cash gifts made by check (payable to The University of Texas-Pan American) should be mailed with your pledge form to:

The University of Texas-Pan American 
Development Office 

1201 W. University Drive, ITT 1.210

Edinburg, TX 78539.

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of appreciated securities, closely-held stock, bonds or mutual funds can be extremely beneficial –both to you and to UTPA.  You may receive an income-tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the securities, as well as reduce or eliminate capital gains taxes. Please contact UTPA's Gift and Estate Planning Office at (956) 665-2352, or visit the gift planning website.

Planned Gifts

Donors who plan their gifts not only help make a difference, they can also maximize their charitable gifting potential, increase their own income and create an even greater legacy for loved ones. For more information contact UTPA’s Gift and Estate Planning Office at 956-665-2352, or visit the gift planning website.


You can provide permanent support to The Academic and Performing Arts Center and honor someone important to you when you create an endowment. The money is invested, and each year a distribution is made from the endowment to support the program or area of your choice. Because endowment gifts generate earnings each year, they play a critical role in the Center’s long-term financial stability.

Matching Gifts

Matching gifts can double or even triple your gift to The Academic and Performing Arts Center. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees and often times their retirees. To find out if your company has a matching gift program, visit your company’s human resources department and contact us at

Payroll Deduction for Faculty and Staff

If you are a UTPA employee you can give through payroll deduction.  Many faculty and staff members choose this method of giving for its ease and practicality. Contact the Development Office at for assistance with this process.