Roadrunners 4 life celebrate your lifelong connection to utsa!
Roadrunners 4 Life is a giving campaign 4 students by students

ROADRUNNERS 4 LIFE IS A GIVING CAMPAIGN 4 STUDENTS BY STUDENTS

Roadrunners 4 Life celebrates your lifelong connection to UTSA because the truth is you’ll be a Roadrunner even after you graduate. It’s all about honoring everything UTSA has to offer, which isn’t just your diploma. This giving campaign is about paying tribute to the stuff you didn’t think you’d experience: meeting your BFF at Roadrunner Camp, joining student organizations that support your passions, conducting groundbreaking research alongside world-renowned faculty, and so much more. Giving back is a major way proud Roadrunners show they truly believe in UTSA. Do it for you and your friends, do it for RRs to come — do it because you’re a Roadrunner 4 Life.



Yes, we're asking you to give, but a little goes a long way

YES, WE’RE ASKING YOU TO GIVE, BUT A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY!

You can support the next generation, as alumni have done for you with your gift to the RR4L campaign. A gift of any size makes a big difference. Imagine if you and every other student at UTSA gave a class year gift --- we would raise over half a million dollars for UTSA!


We suggest our class year, ex: 2010 = $20.10

 

choose your gift to support the greatest need in

CHOOSE YOUR GIFT TO SUPPORT THE GREATEST NEED IN:

Academics

Your gift to the UTSA Fund provides support for the academic areas with the greatest need at the times funds are needed most. From supplementing the cost of the latest computer software to providing new instruments for the music department—this fund impacts every single student, including you.

Student Life

Your gift to the Transformation Fund brings more action to campus. It could send a team to national competition, send a student organization to a conference, bring an awesome band to campus or help a financially strapped student with a book loan.

Library

These gifts will support UTSA Libraries become the libraries for the 21st century and beyond. You can help provide state-of-the-art services, efficient use of space and technology to support learning in a digital age, and so much more.

Your College or Department

The impact of these gifts range from helping you and your classmates attend out-of-state competitions to keeping labs up to date with cutting-edge technology.

Be a RR4L

be a rr4l
why it matters

WHY IT MATTERS

Your experience at UTSA is thanks, in part, to the support of alumni and friends who love our university. Our campus depends on gifts like yours that keep UTSA a place to be proud of. Without donors, we wouldn't have all the things that make our campus awesome, like ...

spankin-new research equipment

Moving toward becoming a top-tier public research university, UTSA relies on donations from generous alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and, friends to provide the latest resources for research, develop strong graduate and PhD programs, and recruit outstanding faculty who are well-known experts in their field .

hundreds of scholarships

Mary E. McKinney, a teacher from Texas who completed post-graduate courses at UTSA, joined the hundreds of generous alumni and friends in supporting students at UTSA by leaving her estate worth $22 million to the university to provide scholarships for students in need .

amazing student life

Since 2009, parents of current UTSA students have raised over $25,000 to make your student life experience on campus better than ever.  The UTSA Parent Council decides where the money goes based on a competitive grant process open to staff and students.  This year, parents are funding Alternative Spring Break, HIV awareness programs, V-day at UTSA, SGA’s major/minor fair, a foreign student welcome reception and laptops for student athletes .

a cooler library

UTSA's Libraries play a pivotal role in the institution's ascent to Tier One research university status. Gifts to the Libraries help keep the JPL, DT Library, and AET satellite Library up-to-date with the latest resources and state-of-the-art services .

roadrunner football

In 2010, hundreds of alumni and friends made gifts in support of UTSA athletics.  Gifts ranged $5 to $40,000, adding up to over $200,000 for our school.  Roadrunner Athletic Fund donors ensure that UTSA provides the best athletic experience for our student athletes and student supporters alike .

join the rr4l crew, volunteer

Join the RR4L Crew

Volunteer

What's in it for me?

+ HANDS ON EXPERIENCE IN:
   EVENT- PLANNING
   FUNDRAISING
   MARKETING
   NON-PROFIT MANAGEMENT
   PUBLIC RELATIONS
+ BE A PART OF VIP EVENTS
+ EARN VOLUNTEER HOURS
+ GROW OUR UNIVERSITY
   [BUILD UTSA PRIDE]
+ MAKE FRIENDS & HAVE FUN



  • Be a current UTSA student (junior or senior preferred)
  • Be professional, dedicated, creative, enthusiastic, and motivated
  • Be capable of working well with little or no supervision, multi-tasking and motivating themselves and others
  • Have strong communication skills including the ability to coach, mentor and provide performance feedback
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities
  • Exhibit enthusiasm for UTSA, understand and demonstrate the importance of building pride and giving back to the University
  • Lead in planning and implementing RR4L events including Thanks Day, RR4L Pool Party, tabling on campus, and participation in other campus events
  • Secure event locations, contact vendors to solicit food and entertainment donations for major RR4L events, prepare detailed event plans
  • Insure that all materials are prepared or purchased before events
  • Advertise for major RR4L events using Facebook, posting banners, distributing flyers on and near campus, etc.
  • Act as liaison between RR4L and student organizations (college councils, Greek fraternities and sororities, etc.)
  • Contact organizations to coordinate times for meetings and presentations
  • Coordinate competitions among student organizations in support of RR4L goals
  • Ensure that student organizations are aware of major RR4L events
  • Generate and execute creative ways to thank student donors
  • Lead in volunteer recruitment; prepare flyers, oversee recruitment table, respond to student inquiries, etc.
  • Lead in volunteer training; keep track of who needs training and coordinating training sessions, ensure that all volunteers appropriately communicate the campaign's message and to securely collect gifts
  • Keep volunteers up to date with RR4L announcements via email and by preparing the agenda for meetings
  • Work with Events Coordinator to assign volunteers to specific job duties during RR4L events and to prepare volunteer schedules to insure that the tables are fully staffed


questions you may have, and the answer

Questions You may Have

And the Answers

The truth is your tuition doesn’t pay for your full education at UTSA. Together, support from the state and our tuition only cover about two-thirds of the University’s budget every year. So, UTSA relies on donations from alumni, friends, corporations and foundations to help provide the remaining funds needed. Companies and foundations are more likely to give money to universities who have strong support from alumni and students.

No, this is only a suggested amount because it's meaningful and affordable. Think about it, 10 bucks is only a couple lattes or about 3 cents a day for a year! But regardless of the amount you give, your gift along with gifts from other students will cumulatively make an impact on our University.

You can make a gift at any time, but for your gift to be considered as part of this year's campaign make your gift this academic year, between September 1 – August 31.

On top of the happy karma you will receive for giving, all RR4L student donors will be invited to an RR4L thank you event on April 24. Students who haven’t made a gift yet will also be invited to attend and give their gift that day. But remember that all gifts come back to you through more campus life and stronger academics, which increase the value of your degree.

email rr4l@utsa.edu