$ 615,754 raised 2,276 gifts
COMETS GIVING DAY - 4.2.19

#COMETogetherUTD

Today is the 3rd annual UT Dallas Giving Day!  On this day, we ask all alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents and friends to visit this page and make an online donation to support any area of UT Dallas.


This is a day for us to show what happens when comet pride meets giving back! Last year we received more than $389,000 from over 2,020 gifts! With your support we can definitely break this record and make this year’s Giving Day a COSMIC SUCCESS.

 

Take a second to look through our page to see the cool challenges & matches that are going on. Check out our leaderboards to see how your area is stacking up against the others!

 

Make your gift

Click the “GIVE NOW” button and make your impact! Be sure to share that you’ve made a gift to your social media platforms by using our easy “share” button! And encourage friends and family to get involved with Comets Giving Day!

Check out our donors!
Rank State Donors
1 TX 1657
2 CA 43
3 AR 22
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JSOM Match
Gifts made to any Jindal School endowment fund will be matched dollar for dollar on Comets Giving Day!
$2,291 MATCHED
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Student Match
Calling all UT Dallas students! The first 300 students to designate a $2 gift to the area of their choice will receive a dollar-for-dollar match.
$504 MATCHED
Ended
2
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President's Challenge
From 2 to 3 p.m., Dr. and Mrs. Benson will match every UT Dallas faculty and staff gift under $25, dollar for dollar up to $1,969.
$1,969 MATCHED
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2
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Faculty and Staff A.M. Power Hour Match
Attention all UT Dallas faculty and staff: COMETogether with us from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on April 2 for a Giving Day power hour. All contributions of $50 or less made to any designation at our University will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $2,019, thanks to a generous donor.
$2,019 MATCHED
Completed
2
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Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Thanks to the Entrepreneurship Council all gifts made to IIE will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $3,500!
$755 MATCHED
Completed
2
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Center for Children and Families Match
Thanks to the generosity of Drs. Emily and David Touchstone, all gifts made to CCF will be matched up to $500!
$500 MATCHED
Completed
2
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Dance Match
Thanks to Michele and Kevin Hanlon, all gifts made to the Dance Fund on Comets Giving Day will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $200!
$200 MATCHED
Completed
2
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Dean Bert Moore Challenge for CCF
Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Lynne Kirk, and in memory of Dean Bert Moore, all gifts to the Center for Children and Families will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $500!
$500 MATCHED
Completed
2
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NSM Permian Basin Match
Thanks to the generosity of Dave Williamson, all gifts made to the Permian Basin Lab fund will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $500!
$500 MATCHED
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2
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McLovin Match
A donor will match, dollar for dollar, all donations to the McLovin Scholarship, up to $2,000.
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
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Dr. Bartlett Match
Dr. James Bartlett will match all gifts, up to $500, for the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
$500 MATCHED
Completed
2
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Bonnie and Kelly Dougherty Match
Bonnie and Kelly Dougherty will match all gifts, up to $500, that support undergraduate scholarships in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
$500 MATCHED
Completed
2
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Callier Care Fund Match
Pagett and Mike Gosslee will match, dollar for dollar, all gifts to the Callier Care Fund, up to $1,000 total.
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
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Comet Cupboard Match
A big thank you to the UT Dallas Office of Human Resources! They came through in a BIG WAY for Comet Cupboard by matching all gifts, dollar for dollar, up to $300! This match was completed before 9am! WHOOSH!
$300 MATCHED
Completed
$2,000
Electrical and Computer Engineering Challenge
Jim Hellums PhD'00 has generously gifted a challenge opportunity for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering! When the ECE department receives 100 gifts during Giving Day, a gift of $2,000 from Dr. Hellums and the Texas Instruments’ Foundation matching fund will be unlocked.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$2,000
Materials Science and Engineering Challenge
An anonymous donor has generously donated $2,000, including employer matching, which will be unlocked as a gift to the MSE Fellowship once the department reaches 55 gifts on Comets Giving Day!
55 / 55 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
ECE Faculty/Staff Challenge
If 50 percent of the faculty and staff in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering make a gift on Comets Giving Day, an additional $1,000 gift from Dr. Raja Rajasekaran will be unlocked.
38 / 38 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Natural Sciences and Mathematics Challenge
When the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics reaches 50 gifts on Comets Giving Day, Neil Gaynor's $1,000 gift will be unlocked!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$4,000
Gosslee Challenge for CCF
When the Center for Children and Families receives $2,000 in gifts on Comets Giving Day, Pagett and Mike Gosslee will donate an additional $4,000 to the center.
$2,000 / $2,000 Raised
Completed
$10,000
ATEC Challenge
Help ATEC unlock a $10,000 gift! 24+ gifts to ATEC unlocks a $10,000 gift designed to incentivize trans-disciplinary professionals thanks to Dr. Roger Malina.
24 / 24 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Jonsson School Challenge
If we receive 600 gifts to benefit the Jonsson School -- including each of the six departments -- Senior Director of Development and Alumni Relations Brittany Huber will give $2,500 to support student scholarships.
600 / 600 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Computer Science Challenge
We have received lead gifts from Chander Dhall, Lakshmi Naidu, Naga Jyothi Davuluri, Koushik Jallepalli, Ramesh Suthan Palani, Prasanna Subburaj, Anupama Vijayan, Badhrinath Santhanam, Avinash C. Saxena, Yogesh Pusarla, Matheswaran Marudachalam, Pavel Lishin, Yanzhao Yang, Sunitha G. Manne, Anurag Nagar and Ravi Sathyanna. These gifts of over $10,000 will be unlocked and donated to the Excellence in Computer Science Fellowship if we receive over 300 gifts to the Computer Science Department or any of the funds listed on this page.
300 / 300 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Another Jonsson School Challenge
Chris Bhatti will make a gift of $2,500 to support the Jonsson School with general operating support if we reach 650 gifts on Giving Day to the Jonsson School or any of our six departments.
650 / 650 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
A New Computer Science Challenge
If the Computer Science Department receives 300 gifts, the CS Department’s Executive Masters in Computer Science program will give $5,000 to the Excellence in Computer Science Fellowship.
300 / 300 Gifts
Completed
$2,000
A Computer Science Outreach Challenge
If the Computer Science Department receives 350 gifts, the CS Outreach Center will donate an additional $2,000 to the Excellence in Computer Science Fellowship.
350 / 350 Gifts
Completed
Success!
Bert Romberg Presentation
Make plans to attend a presentation featuring Bert Romberg at the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies, JO 4.800, at 10 a.m.!
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Social Media and a Slice Challenge
Stop by the Hoblitzelle Hall (HH) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to take a seflie, tag @UTDallasCE and use #COMETogetherUTD on social media for a slice of pizza. Note: Pizza available while supplies last.
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UTD Pep Band
The Pep Band rocked it! check out our tag board to see video footage of their performance!
Completed
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First Gift Bonus
WOW! Huge shout out to Stephanie Taylor! She made the very first gift for Comets Giving Day and unlocked an additional $100 for Science, Mathematics and Education!
Completed
Success!
883 (UTD) Gift Bonus
Congratulations to Stephen Ziomek! He was the 883rd donor for Comets Giving Day! Stephen unlocked an additional $100 for Women's Soccer!
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1,969 Gift Bonus
Congratulations to Sean and Jodi Crowley from Sag Harbor, NY - they were our 1,969th donor on Comets Giving Day! You guys just unlocked an additional $100 that will go to the UT Dallas Pep Band!
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2,019 Gift Bonus
Congratulations to David C. for winning the 2,019th Gift Bonus - he unlocked an additional $100 that will go towards School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
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#COMETogetherUTD Challenge
Congratulations to Tasia WIlson for winning this challenge! She unlocked an additional $100 for the Galerstein Gender Center!
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Share Your Cause Challenge
Congratulations to Kim Distin for winning this challenge, she unlocked $100 for Science and Mathematics Education and UTeach Dallas!
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Success!
Creative Cuteness Challenge
Congratulations to Monica Boyd Krause for winning the Creative Cuteness Challenge and unlocking $100 for Material Science and Education!
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Be a Pizza the Giving Day Fun
Join us on Margaret McDermott Trellis Plaza by the Plinth for some Comets Giving Day fun! Slices will be given to anyone who takes a photo with the Comets Giving Day marketing materials and shares on social media using #COMETogetherUTD. Northside pizza will be served at noon on a first-come, first-served basis.
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You're On a Roll
Stop by Margaret McDermott Trellis Plaza near the Plinth from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 2. Grab yourself a handful of Tootsie Rolls while listening to the UT Dallas Pep Band and celebrating the impact our Comet community has made for UT Dallas. Post, share and keep the momentum going using #COMETogetherUTD.
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Leaderboard
Overall Participation Leaderboard
Who will rise to the top? Check back periodically to see...
Rank Department Gifts
1 Computer Science 368
2 Jindal School of Management 140
3 Student Ambassadors 115
4 Electrical and Computer Engineering 105
5 Athletics 96
6 Multicultural Center 85
7 Fund for UT Dallas 80
8 Natural Sciences and Mathematics 75
9 Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies 74
10 Center for Students in Recovery 73
11 Materials Science and Engineering 73
12 Comet Closet 64
13 Economic, Political and Policy Sciences 60
14 Comet Cupboard 57
15 Center for Children and Families 55
16 Undergraduate Success Scholars 50
17 Callier Center for Communication Disorders 49
18 Arts & Humanities 47
19 Science and Mathematics Education 46
20 Behavioral and Brain Sciences 44
21 Galerstein Gender Center 43
22 Urban STEM Camp 40
23 Arts, Technology, & Emerging Communication 38
24 Academic Bridge Program 34
25 Mechanical Engineering 33
26 Bioengineering 27
27 Systems Engineering 24
28 UT Dallas Pep Band 22
29 Jim Friedberg ProConnect Opportunity Fund 22
30 Center for BrainHealth 21
31 Delta Zeta 17
32 Area of Greatest Need 16
33 UTDesign EPICS 16
34 Military and Veteran Center 16
35 Jindal Young Scholars Program 14
36 Staff Council 14
37 Student Volunteerism 12
38 Asia Center 11
39 Douglas Aundre Peterson Fund for Homeless Students 11
40 Engineering and Computer Science Dean's Fund 10
41 Interdisciplinary Studies 9
42 Center for U.S. - Latin America Initiatives at UTD 9
43 Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship 8
44 Black Faculty and Staff Alliance 7
45 Center for Values 6
46 Young Professionals 6
47 Center for Vital Longevity 6
48 Dance Fund 5
49 Eugene McDermott Library 5
50 QuTD 5
51 McDermott Scholars 4
52 Center for Translation Studies 4
53 Hobson Wildenthal Honors College 4
54 Military and Veterans 3
55 University Emergency Medical Response 3
56 Jane Marie Grace Hicks Memorial Scholarship/Fellow 2
57 Latino Faculty and Staff Association 2
58 Kids University 2
59 Career Center 2
60 UT Dallas Women 2
61 Marjorie Duckworth Endowment 1
62 Professor Biswas Fellowship 1
63 Graduate Studies 1
64 180 Degrees Consulting Student Organization 1
65 Reba Biswas Fellowship 0
66 Neil Gaynor Opportunity Fund 0
67 Pagett and Mike Gosslee Opportunity Fund 0
68 Aviation Collection 0
69 Division of Student Affairs 0
70 Exley Journal for Undergraduate Research 0
71 Other 0
72 Victor L. Worsfold Grant Program Fund 0
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Faculty vs. Staff Challenge
When UT Dallas employees compete, UT Dallas students win!
What is your affiliation with UT Dallas?
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Staff 458
2 Faculty 261
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Large School Leaderboard
The Naveen Jindal School of Management and and the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science are by far the University's largest schools, so it's only natural for these two to take part in a little friendly competition on Comets Giving Day. Watch this leaderboard to see who will take the cake and $250 in bonus funds.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $250 Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science 656
2 Jindal School of Management 140
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Small School Leaderboard
Though small in size, they make a big impact! Which of these schools will show up and stand out during this year's Comets Giving Day? The winner of this leaderboard will earn an extra $250 in bonus funds.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $250 Natural Sciences and Mathematics 75
2 $150 Economic, Political and Policy Sciences 60
3 Arts & Humanities 47
4 Behavioral and Brain Sciences 44
5 Arts, Technology, & Emerging Communication 38
6 Interdisciplinary Studies 9
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Centers Leaderboard
This one's for our amazing centers. Our centers are changing education and lives day by day. Check out this leaderboard to see what area is receiving the most number of gifts on Giving Day and will be taking home bonus funds!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $250 Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies 74
2 $150 Center for Children and Families 55
3 Callier Center for Communication Disorders 49
4 Center for BrainHealth 21
5 Asia Center 11
6 Center for U.S. - Latin America Initiatives at UTD 9
7 Center for Values 6
8 Center for Vital Longevity 6
9 Center for Translation Studies 4
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Student Affairs Leaderboard
Which Student Affairs group will rise to the top? Help the SA area you love get $250 in bonus funds!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $250 Athletics 96
2 Center for Students in Recovery 73
3 Delta Zeta 17
4 Military and Veteran Center 16
5 Student Volunteerism 12
6 180 Degrees Consulting Student Organization 1
7 Division of Student Affairs 0
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All-inclusive Leaderboard
We've got our schools, centers and student affairs groups taken care of, but what would Comets Giving Day be without a leaderboard for our other amazing participants? Support your favorite UTD area or group, and help them climb their way to the top of this leaderboard to win bonus funds!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $250 Student Ambassadors 115
2 $150 Multicultural Center 85
3 $100 Comet Closet 64
4 $50 Comet Cupboard 57
5 Undergraduate Success Scholars 50
6 Science and Mathematics Education 46
7 Galerstein Gender Center 43
8 Urban STEM Camp 40
9 Academic Bridge Program 34
10 UT Dallas Pep Band 22
11 Jindal Young Scholars Program 14
12 Staff Council 14
13 Douglas Aundre Peterson Fund for Homeless Students 11
14 Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship 8
15 Black Faculty and Staff Alliance 7
16 Young Professionals 6
17 Dance Fund 5
18 Eugene McDermott Library 5
19 QuTD 5
20 Hobson Wildenthal Honors College 4
21 Military and Veterans 3
22 University Emergency Medical Response 3
23 Latino Faculty and Staff Association 2
24 Kids University 2
25 Career Center 2
26 UT Dallas Women 2
27 Graduate Studies 1
28 Aviation Collection 0
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Success!
Door Decorating Contest
Congratulations to the Center for Children and Families for winning this year's Door Decorating contest and winning and additional $150! Second place goes to Comet Closet! they unlocked an additional $50!
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2
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Academic Bridge Program Match
All gifts to support the Academic Bridge Program on Comets Giving Day will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $5,000.
$3,797 MATCHED
Completed
2
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Department of Geosciences Match
All gifts made to the James L. Carter Scholarship/Fellowship Endowment Fund during Comets Giving Day will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $10,000.
$1,020 MATCHED
Ended
2
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BBS Student Travel Fund Match
Thanks to the generosity of Dr. David Kelley, all gifts made to the Larry Cauller PhD Neuroscience Student Travel Fund will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $300.
$50 MATCHED
Completed
2
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BBS Match
Thanks to the generosity of Nicole Tucker BA'04, all gifts made to support the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $3,000!
$3,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
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Center for BrainHealth Match
Thanks to the generosity of Dr. William Green, all gifts made to the Center for BrainHealth will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $1,000!
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
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Arts and Humanities Student Power Hour
Calling all arts and humanities students! This is your time to make an impact for your school. Starting at 2:30 p.m., any student who gives to the School of Arts and Humanities will have their gift matched dollar for dollar, up to $250!
$59 MATCHED
Completed
2
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Arts and Humanities Match
Thanks to an anonymous donor, any gifts made to the School of Arts and Humanities will be matched dollar for dollar up to $2,000!
$2,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
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Ackerman Center Student Power Hour
Thanks to an anonymous donor, all student gifts made after 11 a.m. will be matched up to $250. Make your impact go even further with this match.
$250 MATCHED
Completed
2
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Center for U.S. - Latin America Initiatives Match
Thanks to a generous donor all gifts made to the Center for U.S. - Latin America Initiatives will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $250!
$198 MATCHED
Completed
2
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Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology Match
Thanks to Dr. and Mrs. Marvin and Kathy Stone, all gifts made to the Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $2,000!
$351 MATCHED
Completed
2
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Center for Translation Studies Match
Thanks to Nina and Tom Lambert, all gifts made to the Center for Translation Studies will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $500!
$73 MATCHED
Completed
2
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Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies Match
Thanks the generosity of Bert Romberg, all gift made to the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $4,000.
$3,024 MATCHED
Completed
2
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Urban STEM Camp Match
Thanks to a generous donation from the Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, all donations made to the Urban STEM Camp will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $2,500.
$2,500 MATCHED
Completed
2
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Center for Students in Recovery Match
The Center for Students in Recovery needs your help, and thanks to a couple of generous donors, all gifts will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $12,000, on Comets Giving Day!
$2,440 MATCHED
Completed
2
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Senior Giving Match
Seniors, it's time to leave your mark on UT Dallas! Thanks to a generous donor, all gifts made by seniors graduating in 2019 will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $1,000!
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
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