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​Javier 'Jay' Zambrano
Vice President of Advancement and University Relations

Advancement and University Relations
University Advancement

One Main Street, S990
Houston, TX 77002

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What is the Give To Gators Campaign?
The Give to Gators Campaign gives employees an opportunity to support University scholarships that benefit UHD students and improve programs through the university. Beyond the work we do every day to deliver the highest quality education, investing your charitable donations is an extra step that makes a significant difference!

Is my gift tax-deductible?
Yes. UHD is qualified as a tax-exempt organization under section 115(1) of the IRS Code, so all gifts to UHD are tax deductible. To find out more about tax deductibility, visit the IRS at

Why does the University need annual giving support?
State funding and student tuition cover only a percentage of the University's operating budget. Gifts from faculty, staff, students and friends help support our programs, provide scholarships and improve our campus.

I can only make a small contribution. Does that really help?
Absolutely…it all adds up! For example, if 50 people each gave $25, this could provide $1,250 toward a student's annual cost of books and supplies. If 50 employees each pledged $15 month, it would provide $9,000 and cover the cost of tuition and books for two undergraduate students for an entire year. Every dollar counts – in fact, you can give by payroll deduction for as little as $2 each month. 

UHD employees who also give (regardless of the amount) serve as an example for Gator Alumni to become loyal donors and show external donors, like corporations and private foundations that the people who know UHD best also invest in UHD.

How does the University use my contributions?
It’s your choice—direct your gift to the college, program or scholarship of your choice. The area(s) you designate will receive 100 percent of your gift.

If you’d prefer, select UHD Annual Fund or any college’s excellence fund to give an unrestricted gift. We will direct the funds to the greatest needs and emerging opportunities of the university or college.

Where can I direct my gift?
We’ve provided a list of the most commonly-supported funds for your convenience.

How can I contribute?
There are many options for making gifts to the University, but we encourage you to make your gift online through the Secure Payroll Deduction Form (login with your UHD network username and password). You also can make a gift by cash or check payable to UHD or use the online giving page to give with your credit or debit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa).