Friends of Alec
Every year, gifts from alumni, parents, faculty, staff and others provide a vital stream of flexible funding that sustains and enhances the Texas Engineering student experience. Known as Friends of Alec, the Cockrell School's generous annual fund supporters help us strengthen our academic programs, invest in new opportunities and address immediate needs.
Impact of Philanthropy
All gifts to Friends of Alec have an immediate impact on Cockrell School students, faculty and staff. Learn more
Your gift, no matter the amount, will help us achieve our goals. Below are just a few examples of what unrestricted gifts can help accomplish:
$250 – Fund a student organization’s membership meetings for a semester.
$500 – Cover one semester of textbooks for an engineering student.
$1000 – Register a team of students for an engineering competition or conference.
$2500 – Provide a partial scholarship to an engineering student.
Who is Alec?
Alec, also known as Alexander Frederick Claire, is a well-known tradition at the Cockrell School and the namesake for Friends of Alec. Learn more about the patron saint of engineers.
How to Give
Gifts made to Friends Gifts to the Friends of Alec Annual Giving Program provide immediate support to the Cockrell School's areas of greatest need, ensuring students continue to have access to world-class programs, scholarships and student organizations.
Corporate Champions are companies that have a special relationship with Friends of Alec and the Cockrell School. They often support the school with gifts of time, talent and more.
Students are encouraged to get involved with Friends of Alec, whether it's supporting the student giving campaign, working in the call center or participating in the Alec Building Contest.
Marcela DeFaria, director
Address: 301 E. Dean Keeton St., C2104
Austin, Texas 78712
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