4/30 update: Thank you to everyone who supported COPP! Over the next few days, the numbers will be finalized to determine which college exceeded the donor participation goal by the highest percentage. Look out for the final results on https://www.facebook.com/WeAreUTSA.
4/27 update: WOW! We've exceeded our goal of 96 donors, but it's not over yet! The college that exceeds its participation goal by the highest percentage on April 29 will win. Thank you to everyone who has already donated; please share this page to encourage others to "vote" for the College of Public Policy too!
Be Counted! is a two-week donor competition that runs from Friday, April 15, 2016 through Friday, April 29, 2016. UTSA colleges will campaign for the popular vote of alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends to win. University President Ricardo Romo will award the top prize of $15,000 to the college that exceeds its donor participation goal by the highest percentage.
Make a donation of any size to the College of Public Policy today to vote in support of our students. On behalf of the students, faculty, and staff of the College of Public Policy, thank you in advance for your support in this campaign.
Download your own Be Counted! graphics here and represent your college on social media.
What will my gift be used for?
This year, the College of Public Policy will use your gift to award scholarships and stipends for students to participate in research fellowships, attend professional conferences, and study abroad. Your gift will also bring policy issue thought-leaders to UTSA through our annual Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series that features scholars and analysts who present on major issues affecting the community, the nation and the world.
Can I give more than once?
Each donor will only count once per college. To be fair, the following cannot count:
- Gifts made under an alias, including family members, pets, and fictional characters :)
- Multiple gifts made on the same credit card, including multiple anonymous gifts
I can’t afford to donate at the levels listed on the website. Will my donation still count as a vote?
This competition is not about dollars—it’s about donors! Whether you’re an alum, a faculty or staff member, or a student, your gift matters; we want everyone to be counted.
To make your gift, click on the orange “Make A Gift” button and manually enter the amount you would like to donate.
I made my gift. Can I do anything else to help?
Promote your college on social media and encourage other alumni to participate. Follow the We Are UTSA Facebook for exclusive updates, download your own social media toolkit here, and sign up for Social Toaster to win exclusive prizes while promoting Be Counted!
I gave before April 15. Do I still count?
YES! If you’ve given to the college since September 1, 2015, you have been counted. If you’re not sure whether you have or if you gave during a prior fiscal year, you must give now in order to Be Counted! Any gift of any amount made between April 15, 2016 and April 29, 2016 (including post-marked) will count toward the campaign and help your college win the prize.
Additionally, if you made a gift to another area of the university, such as athletics, it does not count toward this campaign, however, gifts made to departments or scholarships within your college will be counted.
What if I don’t feel comfortable giving online?
We encourage you to give online, so you can be counted right away! There are other ways to participate:
- When you receive a call from one of our students at the Phonathon
- Send a check payable to The University of Texas at San Antonio. Checks post-marked by April 29, 2016 will count toward the competition. Please send to: Annual Giving, The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249
- Stop by in person – UTSA Main Campus, North Paseo Building 5.102
- Give us a call – Contact Jessica Wojda, Assistant Director of Annual Giving at 210.458.5054
Where did each college’s participation goal come from?
To set the goals fairly, we looked at the average number of donors a week to each college. We then multiplied that number by eight to make it challenging.
Is my gift tax deductible?
Yes! You will receive a tax receipt via mail following the campaign.