Faith in Our Future Campaign Supports Bold UST Vision
We have faith in our mission, faith in our people, faith in our programs and faith in our community. And we have faith that St. Thomas – with its high academic quality, focus on students, distinctive purpose and rich Catholic intellectual tradition – can be a transformational force for good in our region and our world.
Faith in Our Future: The Campaign for the University of St. Thomas is designed to help us achieve our vision. Learn more about the campaign.
Major Giving Society Dinner
More than 150 guests attended the Major Giving Society Dinner and Induction Ceremony on Oct. 16, 2014 at the Houstonian Hotel. The Major Giving Society recognizes philanthropists who have made significant contributions to the University. Among other deserving recipients, Odis Peavy accepted the Founders Gold Circle award for the Peavys’ gift to the Carol and Odis Peavy Nursing School.
Peavys Make Largest Gift in UST History to Name Nursing School
During the University of St. Thomas commencement ceremony in May at Reliant Arena, President Robert Ivany announced the largest gift in the University’s history. The University recognized Odis Peavy and his wife Carol’s generosity by renaming the nursing school in their honor. Read more
3rd Alumni Taco Tasting Raises $50,000 for Scholarships
Phyllis and Tony Mandola and Jeff Vallone, members of two Houston restaurant dynasties, were the high-profile taste-testers at the 3rd Annual Two Saints and a Taco Tasting on April 24. The event supported the UST Alumni Association Annual Scholarship and exceeded its goal, raising about $50,000. Read more
Lyons Foundation Makes Record Gift for Science Center
At a historic meeting of The Lyons Foundation board on Dec. 4, 2013, the four Trustees made the unprecedented decision to award $750,000 to University of St. Thomas for its proposed Center for Science and Health Professions – a grant 7.5 times larger than any ever made by the foundation, according to board President R.A. “Pete” Seale. Read more
|Your Support Impacts Lives, Educates Leaders
As Houston’s Catholic university, we are passionate about our mission to develop exceptional leaders of faith and character — and your investment helps us in this effort. For more than six decades, UST has educated thousands of these students, most of whom remain in Houston after graduation to positively impact our community as nurses, teachers, doctors, business owners and many other professionals and leaders.
Your support aids our students by providing:
- Scholarship assistance when needed most
- Challenging research opportunities for undergraduate students
- Engaging service-learning opportunities
- Upgraded facilities and equipment
- Opportunities for spiritual growth
- Internship placements at leading for-profit and nonprofit organizations
Please take a moment to read some stories about the transformational impact giving has had on our current students and donors. See Impact of Giving.
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