$1 Million Gift Will Support Center for Student Success at UH Hilton College

(Patrick) #1

A generous gift from alumnus and retired CEO, president and chairman of the board of the Dallas-based Brinker International Doug Brooks and his wife, Holly, will play a crucial role in better preparing students from the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management for leadership careers in the hospitality industry.

The couple, who live in Plano, gave $1 million through their family foundation to fund the Center for Student Success (CSS) at Hilton College. The gift is a part of UH System’s $1 billion “Here, We Go” campaign, which has already surpassed three-quarters of its fundraising goal.

“The campaign clearly recognizes the importance the University places on student success, and this transformative gift from Doug and Holly Brooks is an inspiring example of the enlightened support we have been fortunate to receive since the public launch of the campaign one year ago,” said Renu Khator, chancellor of the UH System and president of UH.


UH celebrated the public launch of the system-wide $1 billion “Here, We Go” Campaign on January 18, 2017. The campaign has raised $805 million; of that amount, $125 million has been raised since its public launch.

At this rate, we’ll hit $1B sometime in the second half of 2019.

(Ryon Adams) #3

I sure would like to see UH’s endowment top $1 billion at some point in the near future. I wonder how much of the fund raising goes to the permanent endowment.