In 2015, UTHealth Houston launched the Many Faces. One Mission. campaign — the university’s most ambitious philanthropic effort yet — to support the people, research, and programs that advance the shared vision of a healthier future.
The campaign brought significant resources to Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston, supporting our students, faculty, research, and programs to help address some of the most critical challenges facing patients and the health care system.
More than 1,500 donors gave a total of $55.2 million to advance nursing research, education, and patient care initiatives — from establishing scholarships that bring the brightest minds to our classrooms, to enabling research that improves patient outcomes, to funding lecture series that promote important discussions around issues in nursing. Our school even proudly bears a new name as a result of the campaign, thanks to a visionary commitment from Jane Cizik and her late husband, Robert.
The support of our donors during the campaign reminds us that there is no limit to what we can achieve when we work together.
Thank you to everyone whose support made them one of many faces of UTHealth Houston, dedicated to improving the health and well-being of families, friends, and neighbors.
By the Numbers:
Campaign Results for Cizik School of Nursing
1,558 TOTAL DONORS
Donors by type
586 Alumni; 755 Individual; 58 Corporations; 92 Faculty/Staff; 48 Foundations; 19 Organizations
27 New Endowments Established
7 Professorships/chairs; 12 Scholarships/fellowships; 3 Research funds; 5 Program funds (e.g., lecture series, awards, community support)
Giving by Area of Investment
$23.8M Investments that support faculty research and development to drive the recruitment and retention of leading experts.
$14.5M Endowed and current-use funds that enable Cizik School of Nursing to compete for the brightest minds while enhancing the student experience.
$11.9M Funding to spark innovation that brings discoveries from bench to bedside.
$5M Resources that foster collaboration across fields, recognize high-performing faculty, and provide flexible funds to meet emerging needs as they arise.
Learn more about ways to give at go.uth.edu/SupportCizik