Since our founding in 1901, Texas Woman’s University has recognized the power of grit. That’s why we foster a culture of confidence and perseverance that is needed to overcome barriers and strive for excellence.

Our students are capable of greatness and often need additional resources that encourage exploring beyond traditional boundaries or personal circumstances. Philanthropic support further cultivates the pioneering qualities of hard work, tenacity and risk-taking by expanding opportunities, support programs, learning experiences and leadership roles.

Whether supporting women’s athletics or programs serving some of our most deserving students, the true grit of philanthropy gives students the confidence and daring to become what they dream.

Here’s how you can cultivate grit:

  • Foster perseverance at TWU with leadership and learning experiences: With investment in leadership and learning experiences, we are adding opportunities for TWU students to learn and grow inside and outside of the classroom and across disciplines.
  • Expand Opportunities: Support for mentorship programs and emergency funding are ways to help more students attend and graduate from college. TWU’s Frontiers Program, a highly acclaimed and innovative effort focused on the academic success of people formerly in foster care, is helping more students expand their opportunities.
  • Invest in TWU student-athletes and sports facilities: TWU student-athletes are champions in their sports and in the classroom, with 80% earning a 3.0 GPA or higher, and collectively ranking third in the nation for NCAA Division II for completion of community service hours. Yet, 40% of TWU’s student-athletes do not receive an athletic scholarship.

Donors Who Dream Big

Mary L.A. Stanton '89

More than $10 million gift from alumna to immerse students in TWU experience