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Graduating Gators Can Help Pay It Forward

Graduating Gators have an exciting opportunity to show their Gator pride and help the future success of fellow Gators with a gift of $20.22 or more to UHD. 

As thanks, you’ll receive a downloadable video clip of your name being called as you walk across the commencement stage and receive your degree from UHD President Loren J. Blanchard. Your donation will help support other Gators still working to earn their degrees.

This campaign has raised more than $9,000 over the last seven years thanks to the generous support of alumni. Collectively, these donations have provided financial support for scholarships and student programs. 

“The cost of a college education continues to grow, and the severity of the financial burden is growing,” said Houston S. Brown, Lecturer of Chemistry. “Those who have been fortunate enough to be educated by the college and university system should help make education a reality to those who are seeking an education.” 

More than three-quarters of UHD students rely on financial support through scholarships, grants, and loans. Your gift can help alleviate the financial burden many Gators face. 

Donors can support the UHD Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship or direct their gift to the college, department, program, or scholarship of their choice. 

There are two ways you can make your gift today!

  • Text UHD to 71777. You'll receive a text reply with a link to the donation form so you can make your gift of $20.22 or more. Follow the link and complete the form to make your gift to the UHD Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship.
  • Visit uhd.edu/give. Complete the form to make your gift of $20.22 or more to any fund at UHD. Be sure to include your student ID number and college name in the “Additional Information” box on the second page so we can send you the correct clip!

Video clips (MP4 format) will be delivered via email within six weeks of the commencement ceremony.

Graduating classes that collectively donate $1,500 or more will receive a brick in Alumni Plaza highlighting their gift. 

For more information, contact Sandra Jacobson, Manager of Annual Giving, University Advancement at jacobsons@uhd.edu or call 713-221-8184.