Marjorie Sanger & her great-granddaughter.
The School of Undergraduate Studies is accepting donations to the Sanger Learning Assistance Fund.
Since the early 1950s, the UT Learning Center has helped hundreds of thousands of students reach their full academic potential. What began as a program to help GIs returning from World War II transition back into academics has evolved into a comprehensive tutoring and academic coaching program available to all UT Austin students at low or no cost.
In 2010, when the UT Learning Center faced a need for further expansion, Dr. Philip Sanger understood the importance of an affordable tutoring program. As a UT student, he struggled academically due to dyslexia and, looking back, says he would have greatly benefitted from the UT Learning Center programs.
Dr. Sanger describes his family as one which has always supported lifelong learning. To honor the legacy of his parents, Morton and Hortense Sanger, and his aunt and uncle, Philip and Marjorie Sanger, he generously provided financial resources to renovate and add tutorial space, allowing more students to utilize services. Additionally, his gift founded the Sanger Learning Assistance Fund. When fully funded, this endowment will provide resources to employ a strategic learning specialist who will address the specific needs of students who struggle with learning disabilities and help them succeed academically.
The endowment was announced at the Sanger Learning Center’s dedication on November 12, 2012. The Sanger family, along with student tutors and School of Undergraduate Studies staff, celebrated new renovations that expand student services.
The Sanger Learning Center became part of Undergraduate Studies in fall 2011. It will serve more than 10,000 students this year.