Giving Opportunities

Donors may choose to allocate their gifts in one of the following ways:

Memorial or Honorary Gifts  - Many donors make gifts to honor or memorialize a loved one, a beloved professor or cherished friend.

Named Endowments – named faculty endowments support and sponsor excellence within the department or the faculty member’s academic area.   You may choose to designate your gift to one of the following established funds:

  • Jack Breen, established 1986
  • Phil Ferguson, established 1980
  • John A. Focht, established 1982
  • David W. Fowler, established 2010
  • Earnest F. Gloyna, established 1985
  • Ron Hudson, established 2003
  • Jim Jirsa, established 2016
  • Clyde Lee, established 1995
  • Hudson Matlock, established 2001
  • Walter L. Moore, established 1988
  • Carl Morgan, established 2004
  • Roy Olson, established 2003
  • Lymon Reese, established 1999
  • Richard Tucker, established 2003

Program Support – the department has a number of programs whose breadth allows for both comprehensive research across the field or for a first-rate education. To help us achieve the best possible education, donors may direct their gift to one of the following areas:

  • Architectural Engineering
  • Building Energy and Environments
  • Construction Engineering and Project Management
  • Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Infrastructure Materials Engineering
  • Mechanics, Uncertainty and Simulation in Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering

The Legacy Campaign - The department’s five-year campaign will establish programs for Legacy Fellows and Legacy Scholars with endowed funds dedicated to attracting top graduate students and supporting undergraduate student researchers. Legacy Funds are housed together creating a larger, overall pool of support for CAEE undergraduate and graduate education. Two funds have been created to date:

Annual Giving – Formerly known as The Friends of Alec, the CAEE Annual Fund supports ongoing programs and special initiatives within the department. Donated funds are used to upgrade classrooms and labs, support student organization activities, enhance alumni relations and outreach. We rely heavily on these funds for our academic excellence and student success - every gift helps!