alumni and staff at the tailgate

Support the Steve Hicks School

The Steve Hicks School is among the top-ten in the nation (U.S. News & World Report) and celebrates an enduring legacy of bright students, talented faculty, dedicated staff and accomplished alumni.

We are thankful for the generous support of our friends and alumni who invest in the school’s mission and value the future of the social work profession.

Learn more about Steve Hicks’ $5 million matching challenge to create endowed scholarships for social work students.

Make a gift and play and active role in improving the experiences for those in the Steve Hicks School community. Your support helps us engage the best and brightest students, empower our award-winning researchers and make a positive impact in Austin and beyond.

Join the Utopia Society

The Utopia Society recognizes annual contributors to the Steve Hicks School of Social Work and offers them opportunities to stay engaged and connected. Annual gifts, whether to an established endowment, one of our research institutes or simply the area of greatest need, make a significant impact. See membership levels and benefits below.

Questions? Contact Carrie Stephens.

Friend
Annual contribution: $100 – 249
Benefits:
  • Listed in the printed version of The Utopian, the Steve Hicks School of Social Work magazine
  • Subscription to quarterly e-newsletter
  • Posted on annual donor list in the Steve Hicks School of Social Work building
Advocate
Annual contribution: $250 – 499
Benefits:
  • Friend benefits plus:
  • 2 tickets to annual tailgate
  • 1 free CEU webinar

Visionary
Annual contribution: $500 – 999
Benefits:
  • Advocate benefits plus:
  • 2 drink tickets at annual alumni reception
  • 1 free half-day CEU workshop (up to $55 value)
  • Validated parking for lectures (based on availability)
Ambassador
Annual contribution: $1,000 – 4,999
Benefits:
  • Visionary benefits plus:
  • 2 tickets to annual donor celebration event
Champion
Annual contribution: $5,000
Benefits:
  • Ambassador benefits plus:
  • Invitation to private dinner with the dean

Cassie Bernhardt
Director of Development, Steve Hicks School of Social Work

Meet Our Director

Cassie Bernhardt joined the development team at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work in 2019.