Moody Capital Campaign

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Moody Campaign

What Starts Here

The What Starts Here campaign is the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of our university and state. Your donation will help The University of Texas at Austin become the world’s leading public research institution, and a gift to Moody College will change the future of communication through our teaching, research, service and practice.


Preparing our Students to Lead the Digital Worlds of the Future

Technology breakthroughs, industry consolidation and media convergence are changing the way the world creates, shares and receives information. We want to ensure that Moody College attracts the very best students and that our academic programs remain at the forefront of quality and relevance.

Adrien Sebro teaching a class

Growing Diverse, Talented Faculty of Scholars and Practitioners

Moody College boasts exceptional faculty who are at the top of their fields, conduct innovative research and are committed to our students’ success. In a competitive marketplace, we must work hard to retain our existing talent and to recruit the very best faculty to join our college.


Transforming Healthcare and Improving Society

Moody College’s health programs — the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, the Center for Health Communication, and the Arthur M. Blank Center for Stuttering Education and Research — are among the very best in their fields but require additional support to expand their cutting-edge medical and clinical research, low- and no-cost clinics and camps, and other offerings.

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Increasing Interdisciplinary Innovation

Moody College has been at the forefront of communication for decades, and every one of our programs is ranked within the top 15 in the country. In today’s hyper-linked media world, collaboration across our academic units is more important than ever, and instituting cross-cutting centers and shared spaces is crucial.

UT is a top-tier university — but what makes it unique is how it levels the playing field. As the flagship public university in Texas, it gives countless young people access to opportunities and networks they couldn’t get anywhere else.

Cappy McGarr

Campaign Volunteer Leadership


Wendy Berk

Scardsdale, New York


Juliet Berkowitz

New York, New York


Wofford Denius

Los Angeles, California


Jeff Hunt

Austin, Texas


Marsha Jones (Co-Chair)

Austin, Texas


Matthew McConaughey (Honorary Co-Chair)

Austin, Texas


Cappy McGarr

Dallas, Texas


Ross Moody (Honorary Co-Chair)

Austin, Texas


James Nelson (Co-Chair)

Midland, Texas

Contact Info

300 West Dean Keeton Street, A0900
Austin, TX 78712