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What is Launch UTSA?

Launch UTSA is a crowdfunding tool to fuel top-tier progress. It enables the UTSA community – alumni, parents and friends – to help students and faculty fund their passion projects and make a difference.

How do I make a gift?

Within each project you can choose a giving level, some with perks attached— make your selection or simply enter the amount you wish to donate through our secure site.

Can I send a gift by mail or phone?

It is preferred that gifts to Launch UTSA projects be submitted online. Please contact us for information about how to submit gifts offline.

Is my donation tax deductible?

All gifts are tax-deductible as permitted by law. Your gift will be acknowledged by a receipt from The University of Texas at San Antonio Office of Advancement and Alumni Engagement.

How can I contact you?

For more information, contact Alex Echeveste at (210) 458-5054 or email at alex.echeveste@utsa.edu 


Interested in launching a project? 

What kinds of projects can be submitted?

The mission of Launch UTSA is to help students and faculty raise money for academic conferences or competitions, service learning opportunities, trips to study abroad, and other projects they are passionate about.

Launch UTSA projects will advance innovation, teaching and learning at the university – including those focused on student groups, student experience, athletics, library or faculty-specific initiatives. You can submit a project application at giving.utsa.edu/launchutsa at any time.

What is an appropriate funding goal for projects?

Typically project goals range from a few hundred dollars up to $10,000. Successful projects involve a team of active faculty or students who are willing to email their circles of influence to ask for support as well as share their project on social media.

We will consider each project's goal on a case-by-case basis.

Who decides that a project will be added to Launch UTSA?

A crowdfunding and special projects committee, comprised of UTSA Annual Giving staff, will review UTSA Launch applications and approve them based on project essentials: team commitment, project appeal and goal achievement potential.

How do groups access the funds they raise?

Teams receive all funds raised, even if the project goal isn't achieved. Funds will only be deposited in UTSA gift accounts. Launch UTSA staff will work with project team leaders and department administrators to, where appropriate, establish appropriate accounts and to make sure a proper university disbursement authority is in place.

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