UH Giving Day More Than Doubles Previous Year’s Earnings

Event Raises $3.37 Million from 22,441 Donors 

The University of Houston’s 2022 Giving Day concluded as its most successful yet, with $3.37 million raised to strengthen the University’s status as a premier public research institution. Generous UH family members and friends participating in the fourth-annual event more than doubled last year’s Giving Day total of $1.28 million. 

More than 22,000 donors gave to this year’s philanthropic celebration, easily eclipsing the 2021 total of 7,300 participants. Their contributions supported various matching gift challenges throughout the campus. Among the dollar-for-dollar matches completed were those for the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design, College of Education, Hobby School of Public Affairs, Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine and Cougar Pride/Athletics. The Fund for UH also fulfilled its matching gift challenge to support students and their educational experiences. 

The enthusiastic Giving Day response from alumni, faculty and staff, students and others is vital to UH’s drive to become a Top 50 public university. Alumni giving is one of the benchmarks U.S. News and World Report uses to calculate its annual rankings. 

Cougars from nearly every state contributed to Giving Day. Among this year’s highlights: 

  • The most gifts originated from Texas by far, followed by California and Florida 
  • Online contributions to the Giving Day website increased more than 400 percent from the previous year 
  • Gifts ranged in size from $1 to $125,000 

“By making these generous gifts, our donors demonstrate they recognize the transformative impact a UH education provides our students,” said Eloise Brice, Vice President of University Advancement. “We are grateful for their support, and we look forward to having them as integral parts of the Cougar family of donors for many years to come.”