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Strategic gift planning can help you create a legacy for loved ones and the causes you hold dear, a legacy that may be far greater than you ever imagined.

Welcome to your resource for charitable gift planning!

It's no secret that the programs of The University of Texas-Pan American depend upon your goodwill. We've created this easy-to-understand Web site to help you dream a little, about our future and yours. There are many easy giving options from which you can choose—strategies that enhance your personal well being, as well as UTPA.

If you're not sure where to begin, try our Build Your Gift planner. By answering a few basic questions, this interactive tool steps you through the process of narrowing down your choices. It's fun and easy to use!

If you already have gift options in mind, click on Compare Gifts to see how your choices match up or click on eBrochures to request specific information on a planning option.

For more information, click above on the Gift and Estate Planning tab, which is right next to the Ways to Give tab, for our drop down menu.

If you get lost, rest assured that we're always here to help. Simply contact Cecilia A. Johnson at 956-665-5301 or with any questions. Happy dreaming!

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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.


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 Dr, ITT 1.210
Edinburg, TX 78539
(956) 665-5301
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