# Dagger footnote for authors in report document class

For my thesis, I am using the report document class and want a dagger footnote on my name on the title page (all other footnotes are supposed to be numbered). It seems however that using either \thanks or \footnote, I get numbers. All information on this issue seems to be assuming the article document class, as none of the solutions that I've tried have worked for report. So how would I make the author footnote a dagger symbol using the report document class?

Temporarily change the footnote symbol:

\documentclass{report}

\title{text}
\author{names\thanks{text}}

\begin{document}

{
\makeatletter