Philanthropy Awareness Week

Last year, funds from the State of Texas made up 22% of the UH budget, while student tuition & fees covered another 42% of the total cost for a Houston Cougar experience.  This means that by the end of February, private grants and contributions fund the remaining 36% to finish out the year!  Philanthropy Awareness Week (#UHPhil Week) is a time in the school year that we set aside to thank alumni and friends of UH for their philanthropic efforts and investments.  It's a time to say, "Thanks!"

#UHPhil Week is February 24 - 28, 2014

How can you get involved in #UHPhil Week this year?

Be a part of the #UHPhil Week Contest by getting a team together, participate in the week's activities and get the most points for a chance to SLIME a professor!!  Click here for more details on entering.

Don't have a team?

No problem!  Just come out and show your gratitude on any of the days listed below to say thanks or even meet alumni.

Monday, Feb. 24
Karaoke Night: 7 pm to 9 pm at Lynn Eusan Park

Watch Coogs sing their favorite tunes and sing-a-long. Or better yet, show us your singing skills!

Tuesday, Feb. 25
Thank-A-Donor: 10 am to 2 pm at the PGH Breezeway

Come sign a thank you card for alumni donors. They give back to support different scholarships, programs and spaces on campus.

Wednesday, Feb. 26
Rising Stars Mixer: 7 pm to 9 pm at the Melcher Hall Backdrum (area facing the UC)

UH Rising Stars give back to UH and are eager to get back on campus. Network with them over some FREE FOOD and refreshments!

Thursday, Feb 27
Karaoke Night #2: 7pm to 9 pm at Lynn Eusan Park
Always a favorite, so why not karaoke again?! Watch Coogs sing their favorite tunes and sing along.  Or better yet, show us your singing skills!

Friday, Feb 28
#UHPhil Week Celebration:  12:30 pm to 2:30 pm at Lynn Eusan Park
Thank faculty and staff donors (they’ll be wearing buttons so you know who they are) over a SIX FOOT CAKE!! AND watch the winning team SLIME A PROFESSOR in red slime!!!

Did you know?

•    Alumni participation in giving is considered in university rankings, like those they publish in U.S. News and World Report?  For alumni, just choosing to give is important.
•    Alumni giving is a proud tradition at Tier One schools across the country, with other nationally competitive schools enjoying around 15%-18% of their alumni making an annual gift.
•    Graduating seniors start this tradition during their last semester.  Soon-to-be alumni make their first donation through the Cougar Graduation Challenge.  For their generosity, they receive a Cougar Spirit Cord to wear at graduation.
•    Alumni who give back every year earn special recognition through the HOUSTON Pacesetters or Rising Stars.