Donors Sustain Texas Tech System Fundraising Success

Significant giving advanced scholarship, research and patient care across the system's four universities.

Supporting innovation and discovery across its universities, the Texas Tech University System concluded the 2018 fiscal year with strong fundraising results.

“We’re grateful for these investments that alumni and friends have made in the future of our universities,” said Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell, interim chancellor of the Texas Tech University System and president of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. “These gifts enable our students and faculty to change lives here in West Texas and around the world, and we appreciate the trust our donors continue to place in us.”

Annual donations benefitted all four of the system’s universities, including:

  • Underpinning Texas Tech University’s bid to establish a School of Veterinary Medicine in Amarillo, community donors contributed more than $31 million to the effort, which was bolstered by an additional guarantee from Amarillo Economic Development Corporation to fund remaining construction costs.
  • Addressing a critical need for mental health care in West Texas, Midland Economic Development Corporation awarded an $8.4 million grant to benefit Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center’s psychiatry services in the Midland-Odessa area.
  • Investing in the future education of business leaders, Angelo State University recognized $5 million in gifts from Lloyd Norris and Blake and Bryan Vincent by renaming the university’s business school the Norris-Vincent College of Business.
  • Advancing the El Paso community and rural health, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso received a gift from a will of more than $2 million for the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, which has transformed medical care in the border region since its inception.

Combined philanthropic and public support topped $173.1 million for the fiscal year, which ended August 31.

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