Major, Corporate, & Foundation Gifts


While the state of Texas provides the basic financial foundation for teaching and learning, UHV can only achieve its full potential with the help of significant donations. University Advancement seeks the private support that enables the university to provide the best possible experience to every UHV student. Gifts that help us accomplish this goal have a transformative effect, not only on the lives of our students and faculty, but also on the donors who make them. 

Major Gifts

A major gift represents not only a great financial investment but a great emotional one, as well. UHV’s major donors see the university as a vehicle able to accomplish things important to them that they cannot accomplish alone. In a real sense, a donor who makes a major gift to UHV is leveraging a university with $91.1 million in total assets to accomplish his or her personal goals such as helping deserving students, advancing research or honoring a loved one. While annual gifts generally address the immediate needs of the university, major gifts provide long-term financial stability and support in ways that touch the lives of generations of students and faculty.

Corporate and Foundation Gifts

Corporations, foundations and other philanthropic organizations are valued partners in assisting UHV to accomplish its mission of “preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who will lead productive and meaningful lives.” Through the years, corporations and foundations have provided support for student and faculty research, curriculum development initiatives, financial aid, student life programs, community outreach programs and more. These partner organizations also recruit UHV graduates to join their workforces and provide the university with financial and programmatic assistance for a variety of purposes.

Staff

Greg Rutzen

Greg Rutzen
Associate Vice President
& Chief Advancement Officer
(361) 361-570-4829
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Dr. Charles W. Alcorn III

Dr. Charles W. Alcorn III
Director of Corporate
& Foundation Relations
(361) 570-4354
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Crystal Simmons

Crystal Simmons
Director, Annual Giving & Alumni Relations
(361) 570-4869
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Natalia Ruiz

Natalia Ruiz
Senior Administrative Assistant
(361) 570-4812
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Erin McKamey

Erin McKamey
Senior Secretary
(361) 570-4179
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Emily Raybon

Emily Raybon
Senior Secretary
(361) 570-4306
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Tracey Moore-Sweeney
Grant Facilitator
(361) 570-4379
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