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Hornraiser 2018

Building rockets, discovering ancient manuscripts, training future Olympians — with a little financial support, these and other boundary-pushing projects across the Forty Acres find the traction needed to change the world.

That’s what HornRaiser is all about. As UT Austin’s own online crowdfunding platform, HornRaiser provides faculty members, students and staff members the opportunity to showcase great ideas that anyone can rally behind. The spring 2018 HornRaiser fundraising campaign launched on March 26 with 20 diverse projects across campus.

Now in its fourth year, HornRaiser has helped raise almost $1.8 million from 9,000 donors for scholarships, research, equipment, travel and much more. UT-affiliated individuals and groups who want to collect donations via HornRaiser must submit an application. If selected, the group works closely with the University Development staff during preparation for the crowdfunding timeframe. HornRaiser campaigns can last 30 or 45 days.

“I love HornRaiser because everyone can participate,” said Kellie Sullivan, assistant director of special programs, University Development.

“It’s a great way to shine a light on the fun projects across campus and give students and faculty the opportunity to fundraise for their passions. These projects help shape students’ lives and shape their UT experience.”

Students, faculty members, staffers and all friends of the Forty Acres can donate online. For details on the projects and programs seeking support, visit HornRaiser.


For more information on HornRaiser, contact Kellie Sullivan, assistant director of special programs, University Development, 512-471-6058,