The University of Texas at Tyler

Philanthropy in Action

One of the joys of philanthropy for Harold and Juanita Smotherman is to plant seeds in the hearts of others. “We hope our gifts will encourage others to give,” Harold explains. In 2008, the Smothermans established their first endowment, the Harold and Juanita Smotherman Engineering Scholarship.

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The Hibbs Family FoundationThe Hibbs Institute of Business and Economic Research Endowment at The University of Texas at Tyler facilitates business growth and economic development throughout East Texas.

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David Buhrkuhl, president of SPEA America, is a strong supporter of UT Tyler and their engineering programs.

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If you would like more information about how to start an endowment, please contact the Office of University Advancement at ♦ (903) 566-7110.