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Name a UH Squirrel!

We are excited to introduce the inaugural "Name a UH Squirrel!" challenge. 

This Giving Day initiative offers you a unique opportunity to make a lasting impact and celebrate the enduring spirit of the iconic campus squirrels in a meaningful way.


With their distinctive bushy tails, the beloved campus squirrels are always busy living their best lives. Whether it's darting to and fro in front of Starship food delivery robots, scavenging for acorns under the trees in Butler Plaza or, every once in a while, enjoying a bite of bagel from Einstein Brothers, they always bring a smile to students passing by. For the first time ever, you now have the opportunity to name one of our furry campus friends!

Make a gift of $19.27 or more to the Fund for UH on Giving Day, and you will receive a digital certificate with your squirrel's new special name! Your certificate will be suitable for printing, framing and/or gifting. Your certificate will be delivered no later than 2 weeks after Giving Day.

We want you to be creative and have fun with this symbolic naming opportunity. 

You can name your squirrel after yourself, your friends, your family or about anything you choose. This is your chance to add your personal touch to our university's history! 

Best of all, your generous gift to the Fund for UH supports the greatest needs across our campus. It ensures that UH continues to thrive and excel in various areas, including academics, research, student support and more, all in the spirit of our beloved campus squirrels.

Please note:

This naming opportunity is only symbolic. While we encourage creativity, we also ask that the names chosen are appropriate and respectful, aligning with our university's values. Your symbolic naming is a reflection of our Cougar pride and the respect we hold for our campus companions.

Early Bird Challenge
When we raise $10,000 before Giving Day on March 7, an additional $20,000 will be unlocked toward University of Houston Scholarships. Gifts to any designation count for this challenge. Let's go ALL in for UH!
$10,000 / $10,000 Raised
Faculty/Staff Unlocking Challenge
In honor of UH's 97th birthday, when 97 faculty or staff make a gift of any size to any designation on or before March 7, an additional $2,000 will be unlocked for UH Scholarships. To participate, be sure to select either faculty/staff as your affiliation on the donation page!
97 / 97 Donors
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