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Support Us

The Jefferson Center relies on the generosity of departments to provide many of the faculty who teach our courses and on the generosity of donors to support other instructors for our small courses, discussion sections for lecture courses, postdoctoral fellows, scholarships, lectures, and other student events for the Jefferson Scholars program. We welcome gifts both to cover current expenses and to build our endowment, ensuring the continuity of our undergraduate program for future generations of students.  

Targeted Donations

The Jefferson Center welcomes targeted donations. Here are some examples of what your donations can achieve:

$200 provides a book prize for one Jefferson Scholar.

$2000 provides a discussion section for a large great books lecture course that would otherwise have only a grader.

$2500 funds one Jefferson Scholar for the entire six-course program, allowing the student to study the great books mainly in small seminar courses.

$5000 provides a course development grant to create a new course for our Civic Thought Initiative.

$7000 provides a full summer scholarship for a student to attend the Rome Institute of Liberal Arts.

$13,000 pays a lecturer to teach a great books course.

Contact Information

If you would like to make a donation to support our program, we encourage you to talk with co-director, Thomas Pangle, who may be reached at

To make a pledge, or to find out about available tax incentives for both planned giving and outright gifts, please contact:

University Development Office
1 University Station
Mail Stop A3000
Austin, TX 78712

You may also email or call (512) 471-8861 to receive more information.

Or you may make a gift online by using this form.