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Development Office of the LBJ School of Public Affairs

Invest in the next generation of capable leaders.

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. Thank you in advance for your support!

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Ann Gill Howard (MPAff '88) and her husband, John

Ann Gill Howard Endowed Fellowship created to support LBJ students

Ann Gill Howard is a proud University of Texas at Austin graduate who has bled orange since she walked onto the UT campus in August 1981, and that continued through to her graduation with a B.A. in sociology ('85), J.D. ('88) and MPAff ('88).

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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.

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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

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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