Feb. 28, 2013
HOUSTON - On Thursday, February 28th, join us in celebrating Philanthropy Awareness Day (PhAD). PhAD represents the day in the academic year that tuition and state funds no longer cover the cost of a Cougar education and where we rely on private grants and gifts, and is a chance for students to say “Thanks” to those who support UH.
In recognition of PhAD, Houston Athletics has large bows in various locations on the grounds that symbolize the generous donations made to support the university.
As Houston fans and supporters, we are all witness to and participants in an exciting chapter of the university’s reputation. Our immediate challenge is ensuring that UH continues to have the resources it needs to fulfill its mission. Gifts, whether loyal or transformational, play a large role in making that happen. Members of Cougar Pride play an essential role in shaping the direction of Houston Athletics through their tenacious giving.
“First and foremost, we cannot thank our Cougar Pride membership enough for their generosity,” Associate Athletics Director for External Relations Jeramiah Dickey says. “Their philanthropic support has a direct effect on the success of over 350 student-athletes on an annual basis. Every dollar, whether used to fund a scholarship or build a football stadium, impacts the life of the students that represent this great University . . . that is powerful and we cannot thank our supporters enough.”
Fan and donor giving helps Houston Athletics continue to attract and support a diverse body of student-athletes, improve athletic facilities and continue its goal to provide the resources to build champions for life. The building begins with Houston supporters. It is simple but critical, and Houston Athletics sincerely thanks its supporters on this day, for their generous support to continue building an incredible future.
Please consider making a gift in support of Houston Athletics during the 2012-2013 UH Gives Back Campaign. Your philanthropic support should reflect what is important to you, and our department and student-athletes would greatly appreciate your support.
For more information on Philanthropy Awareness Day and how you can support Cougar Pride or any Houston Athletics program please contact Cougar Pride at 713-713-GOUH (4684) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.