About Giving to HSC

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About Giving to HSC

If the Health Science Center is state-supported, why does it need private gifts?

The HSC Fort Worth is state-assisted but not fully state-supported. In fact, less than half of its annual operating budget is provided by the state – an allotment of tax dollars dependent on the Texas economy and skyrocketing public needs. The rest must come from tuition, fees, clinic revenues, grants and contracts, and private gifts.

Who governs the Foundation?

Community and business leaders, alumni, and distinguished medical and scientific professionals serve, without compensation, on the Foundation’s Board of Trustees as advocates, advisors, and strategists. They collaborate with the HSC president, her leadership team and the Office of Institutional Advancement to help make friends, raise community awareness, and conduct fundraising campaigns for the benefit of HSC.

What are the benefits of giving to the Foundation vs. giving directly to the health science center?

UNTHSC Foundation is specifically organized to provide the gift planning, management, reporting, recognition and stewardship services that donors need. The Foundation also has far more flexibility than a state agency to invest gift funds for long-term growth and higher rates of return. Donors to the Foundation have more latitude in designating specific uses for their gifts than would be possible if the funds were given directly to the health science center.

The professional staff in HSC Fort Worth’s Institutional Advancement Office is dedicated to helping all Foundation donors determine which giving plan is best for them and works to ensure that all gifts are used in accordance with expressed wishes.

Are my gifts to the Foundation tax-deductible?

Yes. The UNTHSC Foundation is a not-for-profit organization qualified under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code as a tax-exempt corporation. As a result, all contributions to the Foundation are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Who do I make my check out to if I want to give?

Please write your check out to UNTHSC Foundation

More ways to give


Click here to apply for a UNTHSC scholarship or to learn more about setting up a scholarship at UNTHSC , contact Taryn Houghton, Assistant Director, Development at 817-735-0421 or taryn.houghton@unthsc.edu. For scholarship opportunities click here

Annual Giving

Annual gifts can support specific areas of interest or can be unrestricted to provide flexibility to help in funding the institution’s areas of greatest need. To make a gift now, click here, or contact Michelle Collins, Assistant Director, Annual Giving at 817-735-2216 or michelle.collins@unthsc.edu.

Corporate Support

We value our relationships with local, regional and national, and international corporations. From special event sponsorship to program support, corporate contributions advance the education, discovery and health care mission of UNT Health Science Center. For information on sponsorship, the Legends Concert series, and other funding needs and opportunities, please contact Assistant Director of Corporate Relations, Lee Ann Embry at 817-735-0204 or leeann.embry@unthsc.edu.

Learn more about our annual signature fundraiser Legends Concert Series.


The Foundation Relations team works to develop opportunities for private foundations to partner with UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth on scientific research and community outreach initiatives that make a long-lasting impact. To learn more, please contact the UNTHSC Foundation at 817-735-2445 or foundation@unthsc.edu

Planned Gifts

Gift planning can assist in aligning your family’s financial goals with your desire to support UNT Health Science Center. Often, these gifts can enable you to make a more impactful contribution than you thought possible. To learn more, please contact Taryn Houghton, Assistant Director, Development at 817-735-0421 or taryn.houghton@unthsc.edu.

Endowment Gifts

Endowed gifts make a powerful and lasting impact through their perpetual support and can forever connect your name to UNT Health Science Center. Held in perpetuity, these funds are invested to generate ongoing support for institutes and centers, faculty excellence, student scholarships, special programs, and facility enhancements and maintenance. To learn more, please contact Taryn Houghton, Assistant Director, Development at 817-735-0421 or taryn.houghton@unthsc.edu.

How to get involved

Insider Experience Tours

Become a UNT Health Science Center Insider! Discover how the HSC is shaping the future of health care by creating a values-based team that is committed to excellence and to transforming lives to improves the lives of others. Let us show you our campus and the exciting work taking place here!
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HSC Speakers Bureau

Join us for presentations and discussions from HSC’s finest. Currently offered in a virtual format, Speakers Bureau presentations are easily accessible to all audiences from all around the world.
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Alumni and Community Relations

Our students, employees, alumni, and providers actively create solutions for a healthier community through volunteerism and education. Let us show you how!
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Annual Events

Throughout the year, UNTHSC offers a variety of events to educate and engage with our alumni and friends.