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Support the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection

 

The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, cited by many as the collection of record for Latin America in this hemisphere, is home to some of the most unique and rare collections on the Forty Acres and beyond.

 

The year 2021 marks the Benson’s centennial, yet the future is anything but certain. With the rising cost of resources, endowments supply much-needed annual support for the Benson. We need your help to take the Benson into the next century. Former head librarian Laura Gutiérrez-Witt has graciously pledged to match the first $20,000 to the endowment she generously created, The Robert Charles Witt and Laura Gutiérrez-Witt Library Fund for Latin America.

 

Become part of our story.

 

 

Support the Artaza and Castañeda Diversity Alliance Pilot Residency Program

 

A challenge we face in libraries is recruiting individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in the profession. To remain the pre-eminent library for a Tier 1 research university, we need to harness the power of diverse perspectives to enhance and transform our services. The talent is out there. We need your help to bring them to the Forty Acres.

 

The first year of the residency program will consist of a rotation to identify an area of interest in libraries. The second year will allow the resident to pursue a specific area of interest.

 

University of Texas at Austin alumnus and Libraries Advisory Council Member Gustavo Artaza has generously contributed the $100,000 toward the establishment of the program in honor of his mother, Consuelo Artaza, and his grandfather, Dr. Carlos Castañeda, who was the original librarian of the university’s Latin American Collection and namesake of the Perry-Castañeda Library.

 

Artaza’s contribution will go toward the overall challenge to raise $133,000 in order to obtain a matching grant from the university.

 

Help us raise the remaining $33,000 this year’s 40 Hours for the Forty Acres fundraising campaign.

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Robert Charles Witt and Laura Gutierrez-Witt Library Fund for Latin America Match
A generous donor will match every dollar given to the Robert Charles Witt and Laura Gutierrez-Witt Library Fund for Latin America, up to $20,000
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A generous donor will match every dollar given to the Artaza and Castaneda Diversity Alliance Pilot Residency Library Fund for Latin America up to $33,000!
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Lunch Time: Power Hour Match
Take a lunch break for this power hour! The first $10,000 in gifts given April 4 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST will receive a match. There is no maximum individual donation amount for this opportunity. Any gift given during this hour will be matched until the total funds to be awarded, $10,000, is exhausted.
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Faculty & Staff Match
The first $10,000 in unique gifts given by UT Austin faculty and staff, up to $250 each, will receive a match. Any gift of $250 or less will be matched until the total funds to be awarded, $10,000, is exhausted.
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Final Countdown: Power Hour Match
Last chance to double your donation! The first $10,000 in unique gifts given on April 5 from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. CDT, up to $250 each, will receive a match. Any gift of $250 or less will be matched until the total funds to be awarded, $10,000, is exhausted.
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HornRaiser Leaderboard
Congratulations: 1) Young Scientists 2) Kappa Kappa Psi 3) Support the TBS Beta Gamma Scholarship Fund
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$10 at 10AM Challenge- HornRaiser Projects
Congratulations to Kappa Kappa Psi Endowed Scholarship for winning the $10 at 10am Challenge!
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$50 at 5PM Challenge- HornRaiser Projects
Congratulations to Kappa Kappa Psi for winning the $50 at 5PM HornRaiser Challenge!
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Pre-Campaign Faculty & Staff Match
The first $10,000 in payroll deduction pledges, made by UT Austin faculty and staff, between March 1, 2018 and April 3, 2018 will be matched based upon amount pledge between the first day pledged and August 31, 2018. There is no maximum individual donation amount for this opportunity. Any gift, given by faculty and staff payroll deduction, during this time frame will be matched until the total funds to be awarded, $10,000, is exhausted.
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The BIG Give Challenge
Congratulations to Texas Exes!
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Geographic Challenge
Keep an eye on the main page’s donation heat map! The first donor from each state will win an additional $200 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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Babies and Pets Longhorn Spirit Facebook Photo Contest
Congratulations to Viola Holman for winning the Babies and Pets Photo Contest! Viola chose to designate her award to Texas Women's Volleyball!
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Longhorn Love Twitter Contest
Congrats to @adllewellyn for winning the Longhorn Love Twitter Contest!
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Longhorn Pride Instagram Contest
Congrats to @mekhiem for winning the Longhorn Pride Instagram Contest! @mekhiem chose to designate their award to Texas Taekwondo!
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Student Selfie Contest
Congrats to @gabrielle_fultz for winning the Student Selfie Instagram Contest!
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Throwback Thursday Commencement Photo Contest
Congrats to Iris Holman for winning the Throw Back Thursday Commencement Photo Contest. Iris chose to designate her award to Texas Women's Volleyball!
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Auxiliary Units Leaderboard
The top three auxiliary units with the greatest number of unique gifts throughout the 40-hour campaign will receive awards. The award designations will be determined by the receiving auxiliary units. *Eligible auxiliary units: Texas Athletics, Blanton Musem of Art, Briscoe Center for American History, Child Development Centers, Environmental Science Institute, International Office, KUT, Landmarks, Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, UT Libraries, Recreational Sports, The Michael and Tami Lang Stuttering Institute, Texas Exes, Texas Memorial Museum, School of Undergraduate Studies, University Leadership Network, UTeach and Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
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Early Bird CHALLENGE
Get your coffee ready, it's time to kick off the campaign with the Early Bird Challenge! The college, school, unit or organization that receives the greatest number of unique gifts from 6AM - 7AM CST on April 4 will receive an additional $3,000 award. The award designation will be determined by the receiving college, school, unit or organization.
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Happy Hour CHALLENGE
The work day is over, it's time to have some fun! The college, school, unit or organization that receives the most money on April 4 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM CST will receive an additional $3,000. The award designation will be determined by the receiving college, school, unit or organization.
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The All-Nighter CHALLENGE
Not a morning person? Then we have the perfect challenge for you! The participating college, school, unit or organization that receives the most money overnight from April 4 at 10 p.m. to April 5 at 6 a.m. CST will be awarded an additional $3,000.
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Mid Morning Stretch CHALLENGE
Slept in during the Early Bird Challenge yesterday? That's ok! Make your gift during the Mid Morning Stretch! The participating college, school, unit or organization that receives the greatest number of unique gifts on April 4 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. CST will receive an additional $3,000. Make a gift now to support your favorite program on campus!
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SURPRISE CHALLENGE !!!!!!!!
The top three colleges, schools, units, or organizations with the greatest number of donations between 3:00 - 5:00pm CDT will receive an additional $2,000, $1,000, or $500!
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