The University of Texas at Austin   School of Law

Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution

Building Collaboration

Make A Gift

Thank you for your interest in the Center!  Additional financial support is critical to the sustainability and expansion of Center operations and programs.  In addition to the very important gifts of all amounts that support the Center’s general operating budget, below are some other essential programs that would greatly benefit from sponsorships:

  • Fellows Program: Every other year, the Center invites 20-25 top state and local leaders to join the Center Fellows Program and to enhance their collaborative leadership tools.  The Center has trained over 200 Fellows.  Average cost per training:  $25,000.00.
  • Annual Skills Enrichment Institute: This is a national two-day advanced training program designed for dispute resolution professionals, providing concurrent skill-building sessions.  Recognized experts come to share and instruct on cutting edge topics. 
  • Direct Services: Because services in collaboration and problem-solving to state and local governmental entities are part of the Center’s mission, these services are offered at a reduced rate. Sponsorships will help defray travel and programming expenses and will allow the Center to expand its direct services.
  • Operating Expenses. Funds would support the day‐to‐day functioning of the Center.
  • Graduate Portfolio Program in Dispute Resolution: The Portfolio Program offers an interdisciplinary academic certificate in dispute resolution to UT law and graduate students.  Sponsorships are used to support an annual Symposium and general programming expenses - average cost: $8,000.00.  Additional sponsorships are needed for student and faculty research in the field.

Your contribution to the Center is much appreciated and can be made through:

  • Annual Gift

    Note: Annual gifts to the Center can also be counted as gifts to the University of Texas Law School Foundation.  You may donate:

    • online through the Center’s commerce site; or
    • by check – please make checks payable to “The University of Texas Law School Foundation” and write “CPPDR” on the memo line along with your program designation.  Please mail checks to:

      Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution
      University of Texas School of Law
      727 E. Dean Keeton St.
      Austin, TX 78705
  • Endowment Gift

    This type of investment in the Center’s future is placed in a separate account, where the principal is invested and a portion of the year’s returns can be used to support the Center’s operating and programming expenses.  Please call us at (512) 471-3507, if you are interested in how your money can have a lasting impact on the work of the Center.