Naming Opportunities

Rendering of the William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital.
Architectural rendering of the new William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital.

There are a many ways to support UT Southwestern Medical Center, from major gifts that offer attractive naming opportunities across our campus to tribute gifts that memorialize or honor a friend, loved one, or caring medical staff.

Endowed Funds

Endowed funds are invested to generate annual income in perpetuity for the purpose specified by the donor. Endowment funds designated for the benefit of UT Southwestern are managed by the University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO), Southwestern Medical Foundation, and St. Paul Medical Foundation at the donor’s discretion.

Endowed funds forever connect the name of the donor—or someone the donor wishes to honor—with UT Southwestern, as well as with a specific cause they wish to support. Examples of endowed support for UT Southwestern may come in a variety of forms including, but not limited to: lectureships, named academic positions, research funds, scholarships, centers, and buildings.

Your gift to UT Southwestern can sustain:

  • A facility that fully integrates research and clinical activities to quickly bring scientific advances to the bedside,
  • A healing environment for patients and their families, 
  • Recruitment and retention of the best and brightest clinicians, and 
  • Education of the next generation of top physicians and scientists.

Categories of Endowed Naming Opportunities and Minimum Funding Levels for Each

Endowments to Support Research, Education and Clinical/Patient Care Programs
General Endowment or Research Funds $20,000
Lectureship $20,000
Fellowship $50,000
Professorship $100,000
Distinguished Professorship $250,000
Chair $500,000
Distinguished Chair $1,000,000
Distinguished University Chair  $2,000,000
Center $2,000,000
Comprehensive Center $10,000,000

Endowed Scholarship Funds
Minimum Level $10,000

To learn more, contact UT Southwestern’s Office of Development at 214-648-2344.