The TI Founders Leadership Fellowship

The TI Fellows program, offered by The University of Texas at Dallas via a generous grant from the Texas Instruments Foundation, provides an outstanding opportunity to gain intensive, hands-on nonprofit and philanthropic fundraising knowledge, under the direction of the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at UT Dallas.

This competitive fellowship is awarded annually to one promising UT Dallas undergraduate senior, graduate student or recent graduate who wishes to pursue a career in the nonprofit sector. Selected fellows receive a stipend and support to attend local and national higher education fundraising and philanthropy seminars and conferences.

“Our founders created a legacy of deep community involvement and giving back. That legacy has strongly influenced our culture and has inspired decades of community service by TIers around the world. We want to honor their commitment and celebrate the impact their generosity has had on our community.”

–Andy Smith, Executive Director, TI Foundation

The TI Founders Leadership Fellow receives intensive formal coaching in nonprofit fundraising and donor-centered philanthropy via residencies on each team within Development and Alumni Relations , with all goals and objectives established at the onset of each fellowship and reviewed on an ongoing basis.

During each residency, the fellow learns fundraising tools and their applications, developing skills relevant in higher education and transferrable to other nonprofit settings.

After completing their initial team-specific residencies, the fellow will select one team to work with for the remainder of their fellowship, as guided by their area(s) of interest. By the fellowship’s end, each fellow will demonstrate understanding and proficiency of philanthropy impact and engagement strategies.

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