Described by its namesake donors as a “gateway to the future,” the nearly 30,000-square-foot facility has been described by its architect as a building within a park. Approximately 33,000 square feet of outdoor spaces envelop the center, which is the first campus facility that is solely designated to accommodate rentals for meetings, weddings, conferences and other events.
The alumni center features a 450-seat ballroom, a conference center with meeting rooms that seat up to 45 people, a lounge area, office space for alumni relations staff and outdoor space modified to support special event logistics and set up.
The following naming opportunities for the Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center are available to donors who want to show their support. The minimum gift amounts shown below may be pledged over a number of years. Donors may choose to permanently endow their gifts for long-term support of alumni relations programming, or they may allow their gifts to be fully expended.
All gifts received through these naming opportunities will be used to support the Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center. This may include the purchase of equipment and software, funding for visiting scholars and underwriting support for special exhibitions, performances or speakers.
Contact us for more information about these naming opportunities.
Conference Room – $75,000
With configurable seating for up to 60 people, this 900-square-foot, well-appointed space on the first-floor includes state-of-the-art audiovisual and communication capabilities, and be accented by natural lighting from the adjacent private garden.
The Patio – $100,000
The patio is located at the south entrance to the alumni center and will offer visitors, and those utilizing the small conference rooms, a casual outdoor seating area that overlooks the Naveen Jindal School of Management and The Green.
Alumni Relations Office Suite – $250,000
The nearly 2,500-square-foot suite will be the new home of the Alumni Relations staff and the hub of alumni activities for volunteers and staff. The space features four executive offices, an open workstation area, dedicated space for volunteers and students, and shared break room space.
The Porch – $250,000
The porch is a casual outdoor seating area connecting the wide expanse of the open-lawn green with the main thoroughfare of the center, Inspiration Hall. Visitors to both interior and exterior events will find ample gathering spots to leisurely enjoy activities or pause for quiet moments of study or conversation.
The Grove – $250,000
Live oak trees located along the south, east and northern edges of the center will frame the facility and create inviting landscape spaces. Easily accessible pedestrian walkways lead to gathering spaces featuring special paving materials, seating, art and enhanced landscape plantings.
The Green – Ask for Details
Designed to serve as the central exterior event space for the alumni center, the green will be a large open lawn that hosts private events, student activities, musical programs and other special programming. The space will be adaptable to accommodate outdoor tents, and suitable for permanent or temporary artwork and sculpture exhibitions. 3D Rendering
The naming of these spaces is subject to approval by the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System.