Philanthropy: Investing in the Future

Our vision for the future is one of hope, healing and progress. To make that vision a reality, UTMB is embarking upon the $450 million Working Wonders Campaign, the most ambitious fundraising effort in our history.

Through this campaign, we will continue to build on our proud heritage, and drive unceasing progress in health sciences education, research and patient care.

The Working Wonders Campaign positions UTMB to meet the health care challenges of the future, including a growing, aging population and a shortage of health care professionals to serve them.

With the opportunities made possible by those committed to investing in a bright future, UTMB will continue to educate the health care leaders of tomorrow; expand our uniquely collaborative research enterprise to shorten the pipeline between groundbreaking discoveries and the people who can benefit from them; and provide world-class patient care.

Among our campaign priorities is construction of the new Jennie Sealy Hospital, which will provide a cutting-edge, team-based, realworld classroom for students, residents and faculty, and a healing patient- and family-centered environment.

The Jennie Sealy Hospital, with a total cost of $438 million, will be funded through debt service on $150 million in Tuition Revenue Bonds committed by the Texas Legislature; $18 million in UTMB funds; a pivotal gift of $170 million from The Sealy & Smith Foundation (the largest gift ever made to a Texas health institution); and $100 million in private philanthropy to be raised through the Working Wonders Campaign.

Other campaign priorities include scholarships for deserving students; endowments to retain and recruit outstanding faculty; and vital support for planned new education and research facilities.

Already, our own UTMB family has pledged more than $3 million to help fulfill our vision for the future.

UTMB represents an incredible return on investment for the people of Texas, and with the help of generous donors who share our vision, we can continue to fulfill our vital mission to improve the health of the people of Texas and the world.


Campaign Priorities
New Jennie Sealy Hospital $270 million
Research Building $30 million
Interprofessional Education Center $40 million
New Legacies Fund (Research Endowment) $50 million
Faculty Endowments $10 million
Scholarship Endowments $10 million
Priority Programs $25 million
Annual Giving $5 million
Other $10 million
Total $450 million
Working Wonders, The Campaign for UTMB Health workingwonders.utmb.edu

Jennie Sealy Hospital

Jennie Sealy Hospital Highlights

  • 310 patient rooms, including 54 dedicated ICU beds
  • 28-bed day surgery unit
  • 20 state-of the-art operating suites
  • Resilient design, with productive areas located at least 25 feet above sea level
  • Abundant natural light to promote healing
  • Opens for patients in 2016
  • Cost $438 million