Recognizing the University of Houston's most loyal donors

Who Are HOUSTON Pacesetters?

HOUSTON Pacesetters are alumni, friends, UH faculty and staff who are among our most loyal contributors having supported the University of Houston at least five consecutive years.  Making it a priority to invest in our mission year after year, their consistency provides foundational support that has allowed UH to expand its vision into the national and international arena. 

HOUSTON Pacesetters know that individual contributions every year are essential to UH.  Their gifts enhance the university's ability to fund a level of excellence not supported through tuition or public funds.  These annual gifts strengthen academic programs, support research, improve technology and enrich the educational experience of our students. 

Becoming a HOUSTON Pacesetter

HOUSTON Pacesetters recognition is simply a way UH can demonstrate appreciation and is easy to achieve.  Give a gift to UH every academic year (September 1 - August 31).  Five consecutive years marks the first milestone of a HOUSTON Pacesetters designation.  The amount of the gift is not as important as the commitment to the tradition of consistent annual giving.  Donors may choose to benefit any UH program or fund with an annual gift: colleges, departments, scholarship awards, arts and music, University Libraries, or Cougar Pride athletics. 

HOUSTON Pacesetters Recognition

Being a HOUSTON Pacesetter is intrinsically rewarding.  It gives a donor the personal satisfaction of being a loyal UH supporter.  Nearly all donors have told us they prefer to see dollars spent in the classroom, so HOUSTON Pacesetters isn't about a lot of flashy donor gifts.  The university recognizes HOUSTON Pacesetters with special communications and event invitations.  At milestone years of consecutive giving (5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and more years), special recognition may be offered. 

Questions?  Please call 713-743-4708 or email

HOUSTON Pacesetters

Giving Every Year,

Impacting Every Day!