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About the Moody Gift

On Oct. 21, 2013, the Moody Foundation of Galveston announced a $50 million commitment to establish the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin.

This legacy gift for current and future generations of Texans will result in the largest endowment for the study of communication of any public university in the nation. It ensures the Moody College can recruit the best professors, the best administration and the best undergraduate and graduate students.

This gift enables the Moody College to compete with the top universities in the nation – both public and private – and positions it as the top university in the nation for communication scholarship and education.

On Nov. 7, 2013 at 5 p.m. (CST), The University of Texas at Austin officially dedicated the Moody College of Communication at a celebration at Walter Cronkite Plaza on campus. The event featured speakers including Moody Trustee Ross Moody, University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers and Moody College of Communication Dean Roderick P. Hart.

 

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The Moody Family Story

The Moodys of Galveston have established one of the most prosperous entrepreneurial and philanthropic legacies in the country.

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The Impact of the Gift

The Moody College of Communication is poised to become the national and international leader for the study of communication.

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In the News

UT-Austin Announces Gift to College of Communication – Texas Tribune

Moody Foundation gives $50 million to UT college of communication – Houston Chronicle

Moody gift to UT is faithful to spirit of community stewardship - Houston Chronicle 

$50 million donation to UT a case of serendipity – The Austin American-Statesman

Big and small donors make Central Texas better
The Austin American-Statesman 

Moody Foundation commits $50M to UT-Austin communication college – The Dallas-Morning News

UT College of Communication Receives $50 Million Donation, New Name – KUT

$50-Million Gift Boosts U. of Texas Communications School – Chronicle of Philanthropy

Following $50 million donation by Moody Foundation, College of Communication to be renamed and feature a skybridge – The Daily Texan

Moody Foundation commits $50 million to UT Austin – (Associated Press) K-FOX TV El Paso

Moody Foundation donates $50 million to UT – KXAN

UT college gets new name after huge foundation gift – Austin Business Journal

Moody Foundation commits $50 million to UT Austin for communications school – (Associated Press) The Republic

Moody Foundation commits $50 million to UT Austin – (Associated Press) KTBS

Moody Foundation Gives $50 Million to UT’s College of Communication – The Alcalde

UT To Receive Endowment From Moody Foundation – News 92 FM

UT College of Communication named for Moody Foundation after big donation – KVUE

Moody Foundation donates $50 million to name UT College of Communication – The Horn

University of Texas gets $50 million to boost what’s now the Moody College of Communication – Nieman Journalism Lab

Moody Foundation commits $50m to university - PRWeek 

Latest Texas news from The Associated Press – (Associated Press) KRGV

Moody Foundation commits $50 million to UT Austin – (Associated Press) NewsWest 9

Moody Foundation commits $50 million to UT Austin – (Associated Press) KXXV

Moody Foundation commits $50 million to UT Austin – (Associated Press) FOX4 Beaumont

Moody Foundation commits $50 million to UT Austin – (Associated Press) News4 San Antonio

Moody Foundation commits $50 million to UT Austin – (Associated Press) Fort Worth Business Press

Texas news minute – (Associated Press) Valley Central

UT College of Communication gets a major investment — and a new name – CultureMap Austin

50 million reasons why UT communication students are happy – The Dallas Morning News

Moody Foundation commits $50m to university – PRWeek

Moody Foundation gives $50 million to UT-Austin – The Galveston County Daily News

Moody Foundation Commits $50 Million – KEYE-TV Austin

Green for greenspace: Rich and Nancy Kinder donate $50 million to ambitious bayou parks plan – CultureMap Houston

UT Gets $50M Grant for Communs. College – O’Dwyer’s

Moody Foundation commits $50 million to UT Austin – WOAI

Moody Foundation gives $50 million to UT-Austin – Galveston County Daily News

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