Help Us Impact More Lives

Together, we will empower children, teens, and adults worldwide to stutter openly, speak confidently, communicate effectively, and advocate meaningfully so that stuttering never stops them from living their lives to the fullest.

Your contribution will help the Arthur M. Blank Center for Stuttering Education and Research:
Provide CARE at no cost to more children, teens, and adults who stutter worldwide
Educate more speech-language pathology students and professionals
Generate more research to move the field forward

Dream. Speak. Give.

Listen to Dr. Courtney Byrd and Shaquille O’Neal as they discuss his personal journey with stuttering and his belief in the Blank Center’s transformative work. Join Shaq in supporting our mission so that together, we can change the world for people who stutter.

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Ways to Support the Blank Center

Give Online

Make a difference today by giving online to support the Blank Center’s mission.

Give By Mail

Please make checks payable to: The University of Texas at Austin and note “Blank Center for Stuttering Education and Research.”

Give By Phone

If you would like to give to the Blank Center by credit card over the phone, please contact UT Gift Operations at:

Make A Sustainable Gift

Provide ongoing and sustaining support that we can rely on as we expand our efforts to provide therapy at no cost to children, teens, and adults who stutter worldwide, educate students and professionals, and generate knowledge.

Establish an Endowment

Support our mission in perpetuity by creating an endowment in your child’s name, your name, or your family’s name. Endowments can be established in full or funded over time through gifts of cash, stock, or other assets.

Volunteer Opportunties

There are a variety of unique ways to help change lives, participate in research, and support student learning. Please inquire below about upcoming opportunities, as we would love to learn about your interests.

Fundraise Your Way

Our community is so talented. There may be a way that you can uniquely raise funds to support our mission (i.e. give proceeds from your restaurant, from your personal business, from a dinner or event you host, etc.)

Name a Room

There are a handful of exclusive naming opportunities within the new Blank Center space at UT, as well as within our first satellite in Atlanta, GA where students will learn, research will be conducted, and lives will be changed.

Commit to a Future Investment

Include The University of Texas at Austin in your estate plan and designate your gift to
support the Blank Center. You will leave a lasting legacy that will impact the stuttering community for generations to come.

Connect with Us!

To learn more about these giving opportunities and how to make an impact, please contact Laura McKnight, the Blank Center’s Director of Development, directly at (512) 784-1050 or

Thank you for your support!

We are forever grateful for your generosity and the support of our community to empower people who stutter around the world.

Additional Resources

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