LaMontagne Center for Infectious Disease

Who We Are

The goal of the John Ring LaMontagne Center for Infectious Disease is to bridge the gap between basic and translational research into bacterial and viral pathogens. Emerging infections, including the current  coronavirus epidemic and multi-drug resistant bacteria, pose an enormous health risk, and current treatment options are limited.  Research is needed to better understand the biology of these organisms, the host immune response to the infections, and new therapies to prevent or treat the infections.

 

 

What We’re Fundraising For

We will provide seed grants for LaMontagne Center investigators to initiate ground-breaking research projects on new and emerging diseases, immunotherapies, and vaccines.  Your donation will play a role in the development of new treatments, infectious disease prevention and future infection predictions. These funds will support the LCIDs efforts to revolutionize health practices for many deadly diseases.

 

 

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are at the heart of our research programs and are the next generation of infectious disease researchers. Your donations will provide supplements to attract and retain the best and brightest to UT.

 

 

Your Impact

Research by LCID members is having a profound impact on the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases.  Their work has led to treatments for anthrax and other infections, development of gene therapy vectors, novel peptide antibiotics, and vaccines, among other discoveries.

 

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Faculty & Staff Pre-Campaign Match
The first $40,000 in payroll deduction pledges, made by UT Austin faculty and staff will be matched based upon amount pledge between the first day pledged and August 31, 2020. There is no maximum individual donation amount for this opportunity.
Leaderboard
Gift Leaderboard
College, school, unit, or organization with the greatest number of gifts will receive awards in the following order:
Department (159)
2
Match
First-Time Donor Match
The first $5,000 in gifts made by people who have never made a gift to The University of Texas at Austin will receive a match. Any gift of $50 or less will be matched until the total funds to be awarded, $5,000, is exhausted. Constituent classification will be determined by self-selection at check-out and will be verified by the 40 for Forty Committee. All awards will be tentative until constituent identity can be verified.
2
Match
2020 Class Gift Match
All gifts made by current UT Austin underclassmen and graduate students scheduled to graduate in 2020 will be matched until the total funds to be awarded, $50,000, is exhausted. Constituent classification will be determined by self-selection at check-out and will be verified by the 40 for Forty Committee. All awards will be tentative until constituent identity can be verified.
$600
6,000 Gift Milestone Award
To celebrate specific milestones in the campaign, an additional award will be added to the area that receives the following milestone gifts. The award designation will be determined by the receiving college, school, unit or organization. For the 6,000th gift you win an additional $600
6,000 Gift Goal
$800
8,000 Gift Milestone Award
To celebrate specific milestones in the campaign, an additional award will be added to the area that receives the following milestone gifts. The award designation will be determined by the receiving college, school, unit or organization. For the 8,000th gift you win an additional $800!
8,000 Gift Goal
$1,000
10,000 Gift Milestone Award
To celebrate specific milestones in the campaign, an additional award will be added to the area that receives the following milestone gifts. The award designation will be determined by the receiving college, school, unit or organization. For the 10,000th gift you win an additional $1,000!
10,000 Gift Goal
$3,000
12,000 Gift Milestone Award
To celebrate specific milestones in the campaign, an additional award will be added to the area that receives the following milestone gifts. The award designation will be determined by the receiving college, school, unit or organization. For the 12,000th gift you win an additional $3000!
12,000 Gift Goal
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Longhorn Pride Social Media Challenge
Show your Longhorn pride and help the UT area of your choice win $1,000! Post a selfie or photo showing your Longhorn pride and tell your friends what you support during 40 for Forty. The winning photo, as decided by the 40 for Forty committee, will win an extra $1,000 for the UT area of your choice. Only photos posted on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using the hashtags #UT40for40 and #UTEntry will be eligible to win.
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International Challenge
The first donor from each continent will win an additional $250 toward their designation. Donor’s residence country will be determined by the donor heat map function of giving day website and the credit card billing address.
Leaderboard
Total Dollars Leaderboard
College, school, unit, or organization with the highest amount of dollars raised will receive awards in the following order
Department (159)
Leaderboard
Kick Off Challenge
The top 3 colleges, schools, units and organizations that receive the greatest number of unique gifts within this designated period will receive an additional award. The award designation will be determined by the receiving college, school, unit or organization.
Department (159)
2
Match
Longhorn Student Match
The first $2,500 in gifts made within this period by currently enrolled UT students will receive a match. Any gift of $25 or less will be matched until the total funds to be awarded, $2,500, is exhausted. Constituent classification will be determined by self-selection at check-out and will be verified by the 40 for Forty Committee. All awards will be tentative until constituent identity can be verified.
$500
5,000 Gift Milestone Award
To celebrate specific milestones in the campaign, an additional award will be added to the area that receives the following milestone gifts. The award designation will be determined by the receiving college, school, unit or organization. For the 5,000th gift you win an additional $500!
5,000 Gift Goal
$700
7,000 Gift Milestone Award
To celebrate specific milestones in the campaign, an additional award will be added to the area that receives the following milestone gifts. The award designation will be determined by the receiving college, school, unit or organization. For the 7,000th gift you win an additional $700!
7,000 Gift Goal
$900
9,000 Gift Milestone Award
To celebrate specific milestones in the campaign, an additional award will be added to the area that receives the following milestone gifts. The award designation will be determined by the receiving college, school, unit or organization. For the 9,000th gift you win an additional $900!
9,000 Gift Goal
$2,000
11,000 Gift Milestone Award
To celebrate specific milestones in the campaign, an additional award will be added to the area that receives the following milestone gifts. The award designation will be determined by the receiving college, school, unit or organization. For the 11,000th gift you win an additional $2,000!
11,000 Gift Goal
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Ambassador Round-Up Challenge
The college, school, unit or organization who has the most verified ambassadors signed up through Scalefunder via the 40 for Forty website by June 14 at 11:59 CST will win an extra $1,000. Ambassadors must select the college, school, unit or organization as the destination of their referral link to count toward this challenge. The award designation will be determined by the receiving college, school, unit or organization.
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US State Challenge
Keep an eye on the main page’s donation heat map! The first donor from each state will win an additional $100 toward their designation. Donor’s residence state will be determined by the donor heat map function of giving day website and the credit card billing address.
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40 for Forty Video Contest
The college, school, unit or organization who has the best video as decided by the 40 for Forty Committee included in their 40 for Forty application submitted by February 7, 2020 will receive an additional $1,000. The award designation will be determined by the receiving college, school, unit or organization. Extended Deadline: March 6th at 11:59 CST
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