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Development Office of the LBJ School of Public Affairs

Invest in the next generation of policy leaders.

Financing the ambitious vision of the LBJ School of Public Affairs requires resources beyond what tuition and public funds provide.

Gifts to the LBJ School allow the LBJ School to recruit outstanding applicants, affording students the chance to obtain a high-quality education and contribute viable solutions for real and lasting change in society. Thank you in advance for your support, which strengthens everything we do, from curriculum quality to graduate fellowships, research opportunities and student and faculty initiatives. What starts here starts with you

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Brad and Corliss Englert donor wall plaque

Alumni Donor Spotlight: Brad Englert (MPAff '84)

Brad Englert (MPAff '84) is an author, adviser and technologist, and the founder of Brad Englert Advisory, a company he created after serving for seven years as the Chief Information Officer of The University of Texas at Austin and 22 years at Accenture, including 10 years as a partner. He has played an integral role in helping UT and other institutions of higher education, state governments and private-sector companies implement strategic IT plans and systems. Englert and his wife, attorney Corliss Hudson Englert (MPA '86, J.D. '89) have generously endowed a fellowship for students at the LBJ School.

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Alan Kuperman

Endowment gifts create opportunities for LBJ students

Financing the ambitious vision of the LBJ School of Public Affairs requires resources beyond what is provided by tuition and public funds. Gifts to the LBJ School strengthen everything we do, from the quality of the curriculum to graduate fellowships, research opportunities and student and faculty initiatives. We are grateful to each and every one of our donors, who make the world a better place through their generous philanthropy. Meet our most recent endowment donors.

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Drs. James and Claudia Richter

Richter endowments extend LBJ's health policy impact

Drs. James M. and Claudia U. Richter created a critically important opportunity for both faculty and students with their 2019 gift, which creating three endowments at LBJ to support work in health policy. Given the constantly changing landscape of health policy since then, from the COVID-19 pandemic to seismic changes in areas including reproductive health policy, their gift is especially timely — and it puts LBJ in a position to advance both research and thought leadership in these areas.

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Ways to Give

How to make a gift

Gifts to the LBJ School are fully tax deductible, and there are a number of ways to make your contribution. For assistance related to gift options or how to make a gift, contact LBJ Development staff.

Ways to make a gift

Give back to the LBJ School through the Annual Fund

Gifts to the Annual Fund support the areas of greatest immediate need at the LBJ School. These current-use gifts deliver critical resources to our students and faculty members, provide extraordinary educational opportunities and help the school continue to be a model for graduate education in public affairs that effectively blends the academic with the practical while keeping pace with a changing world.

Give to the Annual Fund

Support the LBJ School Washington Center

The LBJ Washington Center is creating a strong physical presence for the LBJ School and The University of Texas in our nation’s capital. Through a unique and rigorous 18-month federal policy curriculum, the DC Concentration in MPAff and MPGS prepares our graduates to work in the complex Washington, DC, policy environment.

Support the LBJ Washington Center

Build a solid foundation for the LBJ School with an endowment gift

Approximately 30 percent of the LBJ School’s annual operating expenses are met through income from endowments established by generous donors. Endowment gifts provide permanent support to the LBJ School because the gift principal is invested, never spent. Endowments can be set up for a wide variety of purposes and offer naming opportunities to donors or their honorees.

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Gift planning can work for you

Gift planning can help you honor what you value most and can enable what you never dreamed possible. A planned gift, such as a bequest, IRA distribution or life-income gift, can help you accomplish personal financial goals while creating a meaningful legacy for the LBJ School. Katy Fendrich-Turner of the Department of Gift & Estate Planning at UT Austin can help you explore and understand the many available options for making a planned gift to the LBJ School. Reach her at 512-232-8054 or katy.fendrichturner@austin.utexas.edu.

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LBJ School Dean's Advisory Council

The LBJ School of Public Affairs is proud and grateful to have the support of our outstanding Dean's Advisory Council.

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Giving Contacts
Leighton Wilson, LBJ School director of development
Leighton Wilson
Chief Development Officer
Rachel Ciullo
Rachel Fogle Ciullo
Associate Director of Development and Alumni Relations