Betsy Sauer’s gifts honor her family and support Texas Law students through scholarships.
Elizabeth Sauer, BBA ’66, known to all as Betsy, considered the four years she spent at The University of Texas at Austin to be the best years of her life. When Betsy wrote her estate plan, she wanted to help others experience their own life-defining moments at UT.
One of the only things that Betsy loved more than UT was her family. Through her estate plan, she established three endowed scholarships at UT that have been awarded 13 times since 2017. She honored her brother and sister-in-law, Judy Sauer, B.A. ’64, with gifts to fields of study she knew meant the most to them. In honor of her brother Henry Sauer, Jr., BBA ’62 and J.D. ’64, she established an endowed scholarship with the School of Law. The scholarship is awarded to students with strong academic performance and has been given to five students since it was established in 2018.
[This] scholarship meant the freedom to pursue my dreams of a legal education without the fear that financial barriers would get in the way.
“The Henry A. Sauer, Jr. Endowment for Excellence in Law meant the freedom to pursue my dreams of a legal education without the fear that financial barriers would get in the way. Instead of having to worry about paying for law school, I could now spend my time focusing on my legal education, and this has certainly contributed to my current success,” said Austin Hubbert, J.D. ’21.
“The gifts from Betsy are more than we could have imagined. They have given Henry and me a meaningful new connection to the university,” Judy said. Betsy’s forethought and support will continue to change the lives of students through scholarships.
Republished with permission from Texas Leader, Fall 2020, by Jennifer Boan. Read the entire article, “Gifts from the Heart.”
To discuss how to include Texas Law in your will or estate plans and leave a legacy of generosity, please contact Jennifer Monday Goldman J.D. ’00.