Established in 2010, the Goldsmith Society is a special group of major donors who provide flexible, annual funding for student and faculty excellence. Members of the program make a multi-year pledge of support that allows Dean Steiner to forecast unrestricted funds and confidently invest in important initiatives that enhance the quality of the school.

Goldsmith Society members are individuals, corporations, and foundations committed to the idea that an investment in the School of Architecture is an investment in our shared future. Members come from a wide range of backgrounds--some are alumni of the school or UT, others are non-alumni friends and supporters; however, they all share the belief that design changes the world.

Gifts from Goldsmith Society donors have an immediate and direct impact on the School of Architecture. Unrestricted donations are vital resources that allow the dean to respond to seize opportunities and react swiftly to emergencies. More importantly, they are also a long-term investment in the program that enable efforts to reshape the school's evolving teaching and research agenda. As such, the Goldsmith Society and its members play a vital part of the transformation of the School of Architecture.

Supporting Excellence at the Highest Level

To join this special community of visionary supporters, a pledge of $25,000 over 5 years ($5,000/year) is requested. Pledge payments may begin anytime during the academic year (September 1 through August 31).

Goldsmith Society members receive the following:

  • Invitations to special events with the School of Architecture dean (to be held in member communities)
  • Recognition and listing in our school's  publication, Platform
  • Membership in the Littlefield Society, the premier campus-wide donor recognition society at The University of Texas at Austin

For more information on the Goldsmith Society, please contact Luke Dunlap, Director of Development and External Relations, at 512.471.6114 or luked@austin.utexas.edu.