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The Development Office of the Cullen College of Engineering secures gifts from individuals, corporations and philanthropic foundations. Private gifts support the teaching, research and service of the College. 

What is the Annual Fund?

The Annual Fund at the University of Houston is a vehicle for providing support for colleges, departments and programs across the campus. Alumni are encouraged to support their academic college. Within the Cullen College of Engineering, annual fund gifts allow us to fund scholarships, special projects, equipment and supplies.

May I direct my Annual Fund gift?

Absolutely. Your gift can be designated for any department within the Cullen College of Engineering or to general support of the college.

What are unrestricted gifts?

An unrestricted gift is a gift that is given without any restrictions on its use. Unrestricted gifts provide the college the flexibility it needs to place resources where they are most needed or where opportunities are greatest (such as student aid, faculty support, new intiatives, supplies and equipment).

What is the difference between the Annual Fund and my Alumni Association Membership?

Your gift to the annual fund goes to directly support the college, department or program of your choice and is considered a charitable contribution for tax purposes. The Houston Alumni Organization membership dues support alumni activities and the Houston Alumline magazine.

How can I make a gift to the Annual Fund?

Most Annual Fund gifts come in the form of a check or credit card payment. Donors to the Annual Fund can submit gifts online using our secure website. Or, send a check or money order to the Office of Development, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204-2164. Please specify if the Cullen College of Engineering or department or program you would like to support and be sure to include your telephone number on your check or letter.

What are matching gifts?

Through corporate matching, charitable contributions can be doubled or even tripled. The process is as simple as completing a standard matching gift form from the employer and mailing it with a gift to the university. Contact your Human Resources Department to find out if your company or organization has a matching gift program and matching gift forms. Mail your gift with the form to: 

P.O. BOX 988
HOUSTON, TX 77001-0988

The proceeds from the match will be placed toward the same program as the original gift. For further information, please contact the Matching Gift Coordinator at 713-743-8910.