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Philanthropic Updates from The University of Texas at Dallas

Alumnus Energizes Esports with Gift To Name Arena

DANIEL SHEN BS’10 grew up playing video games with his older brother, and gaming remained a significant part of his life while at The University of Texas at Dallas, when he competitively played World of Warcraft. Now, Shen is supporting the burgeoning esports program at UT Dallas. His […] Read more

A Gift for Tomorrow: Helping Students Realize Potential

DR. LARRY SALL arrived at The University of Texas at Dallas in 1978, less than a decade after the University’s founding. Over the course of his 32-year career at UT Dallas, Larry and his wife, Judy, saw firsthand the difference the new University made in the lives of […] Read more

Axxess Endows Largest Computer Science Scholarship in UT Dallas History

AXXESS, A DALLAS-BASED health care technology company founded by CEO John Olajide BS’04, has created a new endowed scholarship for students in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. The company’s gift of $500,000 established the Axxess Scholars Program, the largest scholarship program for computer science […] Read more

Northwood Woman’s Club Establishes Endowment for Patient Care at Callier

IN CELEBRATION OF its 50th anniversary, Northwood Woman’s Club (NWC) established the Northwood Woman’s Club Patient Care Endowment Fund with a gift of $250,000 to The University of Texas at Dallas’ Callier Center for Communication Disorders. The endowment will provide access to clinical services for patients of all […] Read more

Biomedical Researcher Earns Major Grant from Rita Allen Foundation

DR. MICHAEL BURTON, an assistant professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at UT Dallas, has been named a 2019 Rita Allen Foundation Scholar. This award will provide $150,000 in funding over three years to support Burton’s research into the nature of pain. Since 1976, the […] Read more

University Neighbors Make Planned Gift to Support Transfer Students

WHEN PEGGY AND JOHN MARLOWE moved to Richardson over 35 years ago, The University of Texas at Dallas was just a few buildings among empty fields — hardly the bustling campus it is today. At the time, UT Dallas had yet to admit its first classes of freshmen […] Read more

Texas Instruments’ Gift Creates Early Career Faculty Award at UTD

Longtime Supporter Donates $5 Million for New Electrical and Computer Engineering Endowment ON THE OCCASION of The University of Texas at Dallas’ 50th anniversary, Texas Instruments made a $5 million gift to create an endowment that will support early career faculty members in the Department of Electrical and […] Read more

Private Support Fuels Record Philanthropy at UT Dallas

GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM alumni, friends, corporations and community partners continues to drive progress at The University of Texas at Dallas. In 2018, philanthropic gifts totaled $145.9 million, followed by $92.6 million in 2019, marking the two most successful fundraising years at UT Dallas. Historic gifts of art played […] Read more

Jonsson School Launches Executive Council

In late 2017, the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science created the school’s first Executive Council. Composed of distinguished alumni, trusted corporate partners, current faculty and students, this council serves Jonsson School leadership in an advisory capacity and advocates for the school’s success throughout the Dallas […] Read more

Corporate Partner Supports Interdisciplinary Facial Recognition Research

In 2018, NEC chose to deepen their relationship with UT Dallas through a significant gift to support research in both the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science and the Naveen Jindal School of Management. Read more

Photo Gallery: A Celebration of Comets

Friends, supporters and alumni gathered throughout the fall semester to celebrate new developments and events at The University of Texas at Dallas.  Read more

Unprecedented Gifts Transform the Arts at UT Dallas

The acquisitions of the Barrett Collection and Crow Museum will make UT Dallas a premiere destination for art appreciation and study. Read more

Legacy Gift Provides Lasting Support for Faculty, University

The largest planned gift accepted by UT Dallas to date, Maurine Johnson's contribution has provided more than $5.5 million toward new endowments. Read more

Fearless 2020 Sets New Giving Standards at Jonsson School

The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science is observing a historic moment in regards to philanthropy, with record levels of support coming from alumni, corporate partners, faculty, students and staff. In fall 2018, the school launched the public phase of Fearless 2020, a comprehensive engagement initiative […] Read more

Artwork Pays Tribute to University Founders

The Founders, a bronze relief sculpture paying tribute to the vision and ingenuity of The University of Texas at Dallas founders Eugene McDermott, Erik Jonsson and Cecil Green, was unveiled Oct. 29 at a private ceremony attended by alumni, supporters and University leadership during the fifth annual Founders Day festivities on campus Read more

$3 Million Gift Establishes Herbert D. Weitzman Institute for Real Estate at UT Dallas Jindal School

North Texas real estate icon Herb Weitzman and his wife, Donna, say mentorships, an entrepreneurial mindset and a customer-centric focus are the keys to building a successful real estate career. Read more

Fluor Foundation Invests in Enriching Education

Although UTD's Future Comets program is primarily funded through the University, a $10,000 gift from the Fluor Foundation extends the impact of the initiative. Read more

Graves Charitable Foundation Gift Expands Jindal School’s International Efforts

The University’s emphasis on educating tomorrow’s leaders while providing students with a global perspective on their disciplines played a key role in the creation of new endowments. Read more

Campus Mall and Trellis Plaza Renaming Announced at Celebration of Support

Iconic campus destinations named in honor of the late Mrs. Margaret McDermott, renowned Dallas-area philanthropist, loyal University benefactor and wife of UT Dallas co-founder Eugene McDermott. Read more

Callier Center Honors The Meadows Foundation, Celebrates a Longstanding Relationship

The Callier Center honored The Meadows Foundation with the 2018 Ruth and Ken Altshuler Callier Care Award at the seventh annual Callier Cares Luncheon. Read more

University Champion Leaves Enduring Legacy

Mrs. McDermott, whose philanthropic gifts made historic impacts on the educational and arts institutions of her native city of Dallas, died on May 3, 2018, at the age of 106. Read more

Jindal School Alumnus Leverages Corporate Matching Gifts

R. Carter Pate MS’03 helped secure UT Dallas’ eligibility for matching gifts from PwC. Using this support, he helped fund the first scholarships for accounting students in the Naveen Jindal School of Management. Read more

University Recognizes Distinguished Alumni, Supporters at Awards Gala

UT Dallas alumni and friends recently gathered to celebrate the distinguished accomplishments and dedicated service of six award recipients at the 2018 UT Dallas Awards Gala on March 24, 2018. Read more

Legacy Society Provides Lasting Impact

A growing number of alumni and friends are leaving their marks on The University of Texas at Dallas by making planned gifts that will impact the University for years to come. Read more

Mark Cuban Invests in Computer Science Outreach for Local Children

Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, recently made a significant gift to The University of Texas at Dallas to support a series of coding camps for Dallas-area students. Read more

Dallas Foundation Grant Supports Free Program Changing Lives

In December, The Dallas Foundation awarded the UT Dallas Center for Children and Families (CCF) a $50,000 grant in support of Juega Conmigo, a 10- to 12-week free program for parents and children ages 3 and under. Read more

New Fellowship Will Build the Next Generation of Nonprofit Leaders

The University of Texas at Dallas has received a grant from the Texas Instruments Foundation designed to help grow the pipeline of nonprofit professionals in the Dallas area. Read more

Brain Performance Institute — First of Its Kind Opened in October

Since 2013, the Brain Performance Institute has given tens of thousands of people of all ages the opportunity to take charge of their brains. A part of the UT Dallas Center for BrainHealth, the institute celebrated the public opening of its new, state-of-the art building on Oct. 12. Read more

Young Alumni Couple Invests in Future Comets

Dr. Stacey Boland BS'00 and Dr. Justin Boland BS'00 originally met as undergraduates at UT Dallas. In addition to their annual gifts, the couple decided it was time to include the University in their estate plans and recently included UT Dallas as a beneficiary in their wills. Read more

W.W. Caruth Jr. Foundation Funds Revolutionary Therapy for Brain Injuries, Neurological Disorders

Imagine one day living in a world where people who have experienced neurological injuries can return to normal, healthy and productive lives. Thanks to partners like the W. W. Caruth Jr. Foundation at Communities Foundation of Texas, researchers at the Texas Biomedical Device Center (TxBDC) at The University of Texas at Dallas are transforming this vision into a reality. Read more

Game On: Raising Awareness and Fueling Research

In August, 152 women met on the field for the 10th annual Blondes vs. Brunettes Dallas (BvB), a flag football game that raises money for Alzheimer’s disease research and awareness. Read more

Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center Opens On Campus

Activities at the Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center will engage students and strengthen ties to the University’s growing alumni base. Read more

Inaugural Giving Day Raises Nearly $200,000

On April 4, UT Dallas alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends contributed $199,143 to students and initiatives across campus during the University’s inaugural Comets Giving Day, an 18-hour online fundraising drive. Read more

Alumnus Named UT Dallas Development Board Chair

Mike Brodie BS’76 was appointed chair of the UT Dallas Development Board at the annual fall board meeting on Sept. 7. Read more