There could not be a better time to become part of UTHealth.
We recently celebrated an extraordinary year in the history of our institution, raising nearly $125 million in philanthropic funds thanks to a remarkable $75 million gift to provide endowments to strengthen and support our mission critical areas of research, education and clinical care being provided by our faculty and students. In the past four years, our team has grown from approximately 25 staff members helping the institution to raise around $20 million annually, to a more refined development program of approximately 70 people, with a goal of raising $48 million in FY2017 as a part of our strategic plan to continue to enhance the support of our institution leading up to our 50th anniversary to be celebrated in 2022 Over the past ten years, the UTHealth's faculty has grown by nearly 500, our research expenditures have steadily increased by 9 percent per year, our physical plant has expanded by nearly 2.5 million square feet and enrollment has grown by nearly 40 percent. Among our many achievements in research and education, we are leaders in translational science, curriculum innovation, and biomedical informatics.
"UTHealth has simply never been stronger or better positioned to provide spectacular educational opportunities and solutions to some of the most pressing health-related challenges of our time."
Now in our fifth decade, under the leadership of President Giuseppe Colasurdo, we continue to move forward at a fast pace in education, research and care, with an expanding network of clinics to serve our region’s healthcare needs.
I am happy to be here and excited about working with you to support UTHealth and—far more important—to fulfill its mission to improve human health and well-being. I invite you to learn more about us by exploring the site, and hope that you will join us with a gift or a plan for giving to support our research, education, outreach and clinical care.
Our donors are part of the UTHealth family and our connection to the communities we serve. Philanthropic funding is an incubator for innovation, often the first support for ideas at the cutting edge and for bold endeavors. Much of what we prize in our city—including the Texas Medical Center—would not exist without philanthropic vision.
Please feel free to get in touch with me if you would like to know more about UTHealth and what philanthropy is accomplishing here.
Kevin J. Foyle, MBA, CFRE
Vice President for Development and Public Affairs
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), the most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, medicine, nursing and public health. UTHealth educates more healthcare professionals than any other health-related institution in the State of Texas. Its medical school is the nation's sixth largest. It includes a psychiatric hospital and a growing network of clinics throughout the region. The university’s primary teaching hospitals include Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital. Founded in 1972, UTHealth is Houston's Health University.