Get Involved

Whether you serve on a volunteer board, become a member of one of our Donor Societies, join via life membership or engage in student philanthropy, there are many ways to get involved at UH! Every time you give of your time, talent or resources, you increase opportunities for today’s students and tomorrow’s leaders.


Why Give?

When you invest in UH, you enable opportunity to take root and thrive. It grows first for our students, who bring a special grit and determination to their studies, and next for our schools, colleges, faculty, and region.

The Power of Public Service: Mickey Leland’s Transformative Legacy at UH

During six terms in Congress, six years as a Texas state legislator and Democratic National Committee official, Mickey Leland focused much needed attention on issues of health and hunger. He passed away too soon, but his legacy lives on in the accomplishments of the Leland Fellows: UH students who complete internships in Washington, D.C. that transform their lives and careers in public service.

All the World’s a Stage for Scholarship Recipients

Endowed scholarships created in the memory of a great professor or mentor make a difference in the lives of students for generations to come. The pride that Shunté Lofton (’15) felt when she was awarded a Cecil J. Pickett Endowed Scholarship inspired her to work even harder in her acting studies at UH.

UH College of the Arts Recipient of $20 Million Gift from John P. McGovern Foundation

Former UH art student Kathrine G. McGovern has made an incredible commitment to the UH College of the Arts: a $20 million naming gift. The Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts is the first college at the University named after a former student, and also the first named after a woman.

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