Office of Development


Annual Giving

When we think of our university days, we often think of those moments that stand out: the lifelong friends we made, the individual that encouraged us to attend, the family member that provided unconditional support, the professor whose class made a difference, the feeling of success as you walk across the stage to receive your degree, with your family members in the audience. Those are the moments that bring us back to The University of Texas-Pan American. You understand the significance of those moments and likely want others to experience the same kind of success. The Annual Giving Program gives you an opportunity to provide that same experience to others.

Through the generosity of loyal alumni, parents and friends, contributions are made to support the goals and needs of the University. Your gift, whether it is large or small, can touch the lives of our students and improve their educational experience.

Through the Annual Giving program, your gift will help others begin and continue their educational journey, opening doors to countless opportunities.  This journey starts with you and your generous donation.  Make it count!

Annual Phonathon

Each fall and spring, students phone alumni, parents and friends to ask for financial support for the UTPA Annual fund.   The phonathon provides for a personal interaction between current students, former students, parents and friends.  During this contact, students inform alumni, parents and friends about new developments at the University and also provide information about successes from the different colleges on campus.  Annual Phonathons serve as an extension of communication between the University, alumni and friends who now reside across the nation. Read more>>     

Direct Mail

Each year UTPA alumni, parents and friends are contacted through a direct mail campaign to inform them about the Annual Giving Program, its benefits and impact to the students, faculty and staff.  The direct mail drive provides donors with an easy way to make a donation at their convenience.

What is the Annual Fund?

The Annual Fund is a yearly campaign that raises funds from alumni, parents and friends to help support activities within the different colleges of the University.  This, in turn, will ensure students are given maximized opportunities to achieve their education goals.

Why is the Annual Fund Important?

Gifts to the Annual Fund support the day-to-day operations of the University.  They help the following:

  • Fund student scholarships
  • Support student activities
  • Enrich academic programs

Each gift, regardless of size, is appreciated and helps to strengthen UTPA’s goal of academic excellence.

Donations to the Annual Fund are generally unrestricted and can be used immediately where they are needed most.

Make a gift
There are many ways to support UTPA’s students, faculty and future with your philanthropy. Your support can benefit any college, program or scholarship of your choice.


Photo Gallery
Photo Gallery
UTPA’s vast network of supporters embraces a strong culture of philanthropy. Take a look at the many opportunities our University community has had to engage with our supporters.


University Scholars
University Scholars
The University Scholars Tiered Scholarship Program offers opportunities for our most dedicated students to reach new heights and provide them with the tools to be successful in life.


President's Circle
President's Circle
A “circle” of very special friends dedicated to ensuring a bright future for UTPA, while giving the gift of education to the many talented students who choose to study here.


Donor Stories
Donor Stories
Every day we see the impact gifts make to the University. We see it in the achievements of our students and faculty, and in the growth of our campus. Every day, your gifts are at work.


Office of Development
The University of Texas-Pan American

1201 W. University Drive, ITT 1.210
Edinburg, TX 78539
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