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Events

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Past Events


$100
Mechanical Engineering Challenge
When 20 total ME gifts are received on Comets Giving Day, an additional $100 will be unlocked thanks to, Dr. Arif Malik.
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
$2,000
McDermott Scholars Alumni Association Challenge
McDermott Alumni Association is challenging supporters of the Crow Museum. When gift milestones are met to the Crow Museum of Asian Art, additional dollars will be unlocked, up to a total of $20,000 thanks to the McDermott Scholars Alumni Association. Help us reach our second milestone of 10 gifts to unlock another $5,000!
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
$1,969
President's Challenge
On 8/6 from 2 to 4 p.m., Dr. and Mrs. Benson will add an additional $19.69 on to every faculty and staff gift up to a total of 100 gifts.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$1,969
Faculty/Staff Challenge
On 8/5 from 4-6 p.m., the first 100 faculty and staff gifts will receive an additional $19.69! Give whatever size gift you'd like and receive $19.69 in matching funds!
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$1,969
Alumni Challenge
Alumni, this one is for you! On 8/6, the first 100 alumni gifts will receive an additional $19.69! Give whatever size gift you'd like and receive $19.69 in matching funds thanks to a generous gift from Nancy Gundy Davidson BS’80 and Charles “Chuck” Davidson MS’80!
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$100
Mechanical Engineering Challenge
When 30 total ME gifts are received on Comets Giving Day, an additional $100 will be unlocked thanks to an anonymous donor.
30 / 30 Gifts
Completed
$1,969
JUST ANNOUNCED: FINAL ALUMNI CHALLENGE
Our Alumni have been showing up BIG and we want everyone to benefit from our $19.69 bonus challenge; therefore, we've created one final alumni challenge. When an alum makes a gift during the final 3 hours, $19.69 in bonus funds will be added to the first 100 alumni gifts!
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$300
Mechanical Engineering Challenge
Help the ME department reach 35 gifts to unlock an additional $250 gift, thanks to Dr. Hongbing Lu.
35 / 35 Gifts
Completed
$100
Mechanical Engineering Challenge
Help the ME department reach 40 gifts to unlock an additional $100 gift, thanks to an anonymous donor.
40 / 40 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
ECE Challenge
Once the final goal ($9,000) is met on Comets Giving Day, Dr. Lawrence J. Overzet will make an additional $1,000 gift in honor of his wife, Jan Overzet.
$9,000 / $9,000 Raised
Completed
$250,000
UT Dallas Challenge
WOW, Comets! You all are amazing. Thanks to your participation, you have unlocked a $500,000 gift from the late Dr. Carter.
2,500 / 2,500 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Early Riser Challenge
This one is for the early risers. If 50 gifts are given between 6 and 8 a.m., on Aug. 6, an additional $2,500 gift will be unlocked, thanks to Max Post!
34 / 50 Gifts
Ended
$2,000
Chess Team Challenge
UT Dallas' Chess Team is one of the best! On Comets Giving Day, when $2,000 are raised for the Chess Team, an additional $2,000 gift will be unlocked thanks to a generous gift from Rodney Thomas!
$618 / $2,000 Raised
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Best Group Marketing
Our groups have some amazing content they've been sharing with the world and we want to reward one of these groups with an additional $196.90 in bonus funds thanks to a generous gift from Peter Balyta!
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Comets Giving Day Kickoff Parade
We have officially announced our first winner of the bonus funds. Congrats to UEMR on winning your group an extra $492.25! Other winners will be announced tomorrow, stay tuned!
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Comet Tails
Join us for Comet-inspired happy hour. We will have fun drink recipes for all during this virtual event on Facebook Live. Make sure you're following us @UTDallasAlumni.
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Sunrise Yoga
See you bright and early for a special Comets Giving day yoga session. Join the virtual event by following @UTDallasAlumni on Facebook.
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Lunch with Momo Shack
Learn how to make momos with Leezen Amatya BS’15, Thang Duong BS’15 and Daniel Flores BS’15, founders of Momo Shack. This event will be shared on JSOM and @UTDallasAlumni accounts on Facebook!
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The Final Countdown
COMETogether to celebrate (virtually) the last minutes of Comets Giving Day! Join us by tuning in to the @UTDallasAlumni Facebook page as we announce final totals of Comets Giving Day!
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ECE Faculty/Staff Challenge
When we reach 55% participation from our faculty and staff, Dr. Raja’s gift of $1,000, with a matching gift from Texas Instruments, will be unlocked for the department.
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Share the Comets Giving Day Video Challenge
Thanks to all of the groups that shared our Comets Giving Day video! Comet Cupboard wins this challenge and will have $50 in bonus funds added to their totals!
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#COMETogetherUTD Bonus
Thanks for being a part of Comets Giving Day, Ashley Simpson! Through your participation, EPPS will receive an extra $50 in bonus funds!
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Student Emergency Fund Challenge
Post on social media and tell us who you will be supporting on Comets Giving Day using the digital ambassador cutout and #COMETogetherUTD. An anonymous donor will donate $5/photo+hashtag to the Student Emergency Fund up to $1,969!
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Success!
Comets Giving Day Group Teaser Video
We had so many groups participate and make great videos! Our winning video, randomly chosen from all challenge participants was the Gender Center! Congrats on winning an additional $196.90 in bonus funds!
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Maskin' and Relaxin' Challenge
Congrats to Cynthia Seton-Rogers on winning an extra $50 in bonus funds for the Ackerman Center!
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Cuteness Overload Bonus
Congrats to Laura Shagman on winning the cuteness overload challenge! You have won an additional $50 that will be going to ECS Student Organizations!
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Success!
Temoc TikTok Challenge
Eric Aaberg was on it for this challenge and that means $196.90 in bonus funds is going to Comet Life!
Completed
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Like, Share, Like Challenge
We've completed our Kickoff Parade and our virtual Comet Tails event. Congrats to our winners of the Like, Share, Like Challenge (day 1 events) . ATEC and Future Comets have won an extra $50, each, in bonus funds!
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Alumni Match
Are you a UTD alum? Now is the time to make your gift go further! All alumni gifts of $19.69 will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1,969 on 8/5 thanks to a generous gift from Nancy Gundy Davidson BS’80 and Charles “Chuck” Davidson MS’80! That is 100 alumni making a difference for the next generation of Comets!
$1,969 MATCHED
Completed
2
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Student Match
We miss celebrating Comets Giving Day on campus with our students, but we still want everyone to be a part of this record-breaking day! All student gifts, $2 minimum, will be matched dollar for dollar up to $19.69 for a total of $1,969! Go Comets!
$1,969 MATCHED
Completed
Leaderboard
All-inclusive Leaderboard
Congrats to our top groups on winning bonus funds!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $196 Comet Cupboard 245
2 $196 Student Ambassadors 151
3 $50 Athletics 90
4 $50 Student Emergency Fund 65
5 $19 First-Generation Student Programs 55
6 $19 Academic Bridge Program 51
7 Service-dogs In Training 50
8 Douglas Aundre Peterson Fund for Homeless Students 41
9 Black Faculty and Staff Alliance 40
10 Bangladeshi Student Organization 35
11 Future Comets 32
12 Crow Museum of Asian Art 25
13 Jindal Young Scholars Program 23
14 Undergraduate Success Scholars 22
15 International Student Emergency Fund 22
16 UTDesign EPICS 21
17 Science and Mathematics Education 15
18 Comet Closet 14
19 Hobson Wildenthal Honors College 13
20 Eugene McDermott Library 13
21 Comet Life 11
22 Delta Zeta 6
23 McDermott Scholars 6
24 UT Dallas Pep Band 6
25 University Emergency Medical Response 6
26 Kids University 5
27 Staff Council 3
28 International Education 3
29 Student Volunteerism 3
30 Latino Faculty and Staff Association 3
31 Military and Veteran Employee Resource Group 3
32 Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2
33 UT Dallas Women 1
34 Graduate Studies 0
35 Jim Friedberg ProConnect Opportunity Fund 0
36 QuTD 0
37 Young Professionals 0
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Centers Leaderboard
Congrats to our top Centers: CCF, Callier, and Multicultural Center on winning bonus funds for your areas!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $196 Center for Children and Families 60
2 $50 Callier Center for Communication Disorders 50
3 $19 Multicultural Center 41
4 Galerstein Gender Center 35
5 Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies 34
6 Archer Center 29
7 Center for BrainHealth 23
8 Center for Students in Recovery 19
9 Student Counseling Center 16
10 Center for Values 14
11 Center for Vital Longevity 12
12 Military and Veteran Center 12
13 Center for Asian Studies 11
14 Center for Advanced Pain Studies 6
15 Center for U.S. - Latin America Initiatives at UTD 6
16 Student Wellness Center 3
17 Center for Translation Studies 3
18 Teacher Development Center 2
19 Career Center 1
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Large School Leaderboard
Congrats to the Jonsson School for winning an additional $196.90 in bonus funds!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $196 Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science 462
2 Jindal School of Management 117
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Small School Leaderboard
Congrats to all of our schools that have won bonus funds!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $196 Natural Sciences and Mathematics 92
2 $50 Arts & Humanities 77
3 $19 Economic, Political and Policy Sciences 58
4 Behavioral and Brain Sciences 36
5 Arts, Technology, & Emerging Communication 35
6 Interdisciplinary Studies 10
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$10,000
Night Owls Challenge
This one's for our night owls. In honor of the 50th anniversary, help us get 50 gifts between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. and an additional $10,000 from longtime Comets Giving Day supporter Libby Hodge will be unlocked!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$7,500
Systems Engineering Challenge
When the Department of Systems Engineering reaches 25 gifts on Comets Giving Day, a $7,500 gift to the University will be unlocked thanks to an anonymous donor!
18 / 25 Gifts
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First Gift Bonus
Congrats to Lisa Chandler on making today's first gift to the Comet Cupboard. We will add an additional $50 to your gift!
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50th Gift Bonus
Congrats to our 50th gift winner, Sandra Wells Paine! Because of you, Volleyball will receive an additional $50 bonus gift!
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883 (UTD) Gift Bonus
You've probably seen this number on our website or all over campus. It's on our buses and at the beginning of every University phone number. Because of this connection, the person who makes the 883th gift of the day will win an extra $50 to support his or her UTD area of choice.
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1,969 Gift Bonus
Congrats to Ovidiu Daescu for winning an additional $50 to the CS Student Support Fund!
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2,020 Gift Bonus
What a different year 2020 has been! The person who makes the 2,020th gift on Comets Giving Day will add an extra $50 to their area of support!
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Last Gift Bonus
It's down to the wire. Be the last person to make a gift before 6:49 p.m. CST and win $50 in extra funds for your favorite cause or area at UT Dallas.
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Academic Bridge Match
Thanks to Larry Sall, all gifts given to the Academic Bridge Program will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $5,000!
$4,222 MATCHED
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Ackerman Center Day Match
Thanks to a generous gift from Jane Saginaw Lerer and Stephen Lerer, all gifts made to the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies will be matched dollar for dollar up to $5,000!
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
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Ackerman Center Match
Thanks to a generous gift from Linda Negron, all gifts made on 8/6 will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1,000!
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
$200
Ackerman Center Faculty/Staff Challenge
If the Ackerman Center has 20 faculty and staff members give on Comets Giving Day, Michael and Holly Miori will contribute an additional $200 to the fund.
10 / 20 Gifts
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Ambassadors Challenge
Have you signed up as a digital ambassador and shared your unique link? All active ambassadors are eligible to to be in random drawing to win an Amazon Alexa! We will award two random active ambassadors!
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Another BBS Match
After the Dougherty family's match is met, Nicole Tucker will contribute $5 to the Diane Milot Tucker Scholarship in BBS for each gift of $5 or more made to any BBS undergraduate scholarship up to $250 total.
$0 MATCHED
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Archer Center Match
UT Dallas alumni who are Friends of the Archer Center Trust are challenging their fellow Archer alumni to give back. All gifts to the Archer Center during Comets Giving Day will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1,969 total.
$1,969 MATCHED
Completed
2
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Arts & Humanities Match
All gifts made to the Arts & Humanities Friends of the Arts Fund on 8/6 will receive a dollar for dollar match up to $1,000 thanks to the Karen Wolfe!
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
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Arts & Humanities Match
All gifts made to the Arts & Humanities Friends of the Arts Fund on 8/5 will receive a dollar for dollar match up to $5,000 thanks to the Dornseifer Family!
$1,472 MATCHED
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$200
Arts and Humanities Faculty/Staff Challenge
If the School of Arts and Humanities has 20 faculty and staff members give back to the Friends of the Arts fund on Comets Giving Day, Michael and Holly Miori will give an additional $200 to the fund.
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
2
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ATEC Match
Thanks to Big Design events, gifts made to ATEC's Big Design Scholarship will be matched dollar for dollar up to $5,000.
$346 MATCHED
Ended
$100
BBS 50th Gift Challenge
The 50th gift to any BBS undergraduate scholarship will also receive an additional gift of $100 in honor of UT Dallas' 50th anniversary.
12 / 50 Gifts
Ended
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BBS Match
The family of Matthew Weddle will match all gifts, up to $2,500 total, made to the Matthew K. Weddle Fellowship in Cognition and Neuroscience.
$359 MATCHED
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2
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BBS Match
Bonnie Dougherty and the Dougherty family will contribute $5 to undergraduate scholarships in BBS for each gift of $5 or more made to any BBS undergraduate scholarship up to $250 total.
$234 MATCHED
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$5,000
The Beck Group Challenge
Thanks to The Beck Group, all gifts made to the Naveen Jindal School of Management will help unlock a gift that will establish a scholarship endowment.
140 / 200 Gifts
Ended
2
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BrainHealth Match
Shirley and Brad Weddle will match all gifts, up to $1,000 total, made to the Center for BrainHealth's Undergraduate BrainHealth Project.
$828 MATCHED
Ended
2
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Center for Asian Studies Match
Thanks to an anonymous donor, all gifts made to the Center for Asian Studies will be matched dollar for dollar up to $2,000!
$1,859 MATCHED
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2
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Center for BrainHealth Match
Dr. and Mrs. William Green will match all gifts, up to $1,000 total, for the center's undergraduate BrainHealth project.
$828 MATCHED
Ended
2
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Center for Children and Families Match
Thanks to friends of CCF and members of the center's advisory council, all gifts to CCF will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $3,000!
$3,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
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Collegium V Alumni Match
Russell and Martha Hooker will match all gifts of $19.69 or more to the Collegium V Alumni Fund with an additional gift of $19.69, up to $200 total. If 10 or more gifts are received to the Collegium V Alumni Fund, the Hookers will donate an additional $100.
$59 MATCHED
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Comet Cupboard Faculty/Staff Match
Join the “Paws Fill Plates” match, and let’s see those fur babies! Take a pic or post a video of your fur baby supporting Comet Cupboard with the phrase “Let’s make UTD hunger free.” Post using #COMETogetherUTD, and don’t forget to tag @CometCupboard! All faculty/staff gifts of $25+ given to the Comet Cupboard will be matched dollar for dollar up to $500 thanks to Colleen Dutton! Not on social media? Send a photo or short video clip to cupboard@utdallas.edu to be a part of the challenge!
$500 MATCHED
Completed
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Comet Cupboard Match
All gifts made to the Comet Cupboard on Comets Giving Day will be matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000 thanks to an anonymous donor!
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
$1,000
Comet Cupboard Unlock
When the Comet Cupboard reaches 50 gifts on Comets Giving Day, a $1,000 gift from Julie Haworth will unlock!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
2
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Computer Science Match
Thanks for an anonymous donor, all gifts made to the Department of Computer Science will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $10,000!
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
$5,000
Computer Science Challenge
For every 10th gift given to the Dr. Gopal Gupta Undergraduate Scholarship established by ACM, $5,000 will be unlocked up to $25,000 total thanks to a generous gift from ACM.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
ECE Challenge
Help the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering reach goal their $9,000 goal! Once half the goal is met ($4,500), a gift of $1,000 from Dr. Aria Nosratinia will be unlocked!
$4,500 / $4,500 Raised
Completed
$500
ECE Alumni Challenge
Graduate student alumni challenge! A gift of $500 will be unlocked from an anonymous donor once 5 of Dr. Nasser Kehtarnavaz’s former graduate students make a donation to the ECE fund.
5 / 5 Gifts
Completed
$500
ECS Advising and Undergraduate Education Challenge
When ECS Advising and Undergraduate Education faculty, staff and students give $500 to the Dean's Fund on Comets Giving Day, an additional $500 will be unlocked thanks to a generous commitment from Dr. Amy Walker!
$500 / $500 Raised
Completed
$5,000
ECS Dean's Initiative Challenge
When the ECS Student Organization Fund reaches 25 gifts on Comets Giving Day, an additional $5,000 will be unlocked from Mbroh Engineering to support NSBE!
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$500
Electrical and Computer Engineering Challenge
Alumni challenge! An anonymous donor wants us to reach 25 alumni gifts, and an additional gift of $500 will be made to the ECE fund.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
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EPPS Emergency "Human Fund" Match
Thanks to an anonymous donor, all gifts made to the EPPS Emergency "Human Fund" will be matched dollar for dollar up to $5,000!
$555 MATCHED
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$10,000
First Generation Student Challenge
In honor of the University's 50th anniversary, for every 10th gift given to first generation student programs on Comets Giving Day, an additional $10,000 will be unlocked and given to the First Generation Scholarship, up to a total of $50,000, thanks to a generous commitment from Larry and Judy Sall!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Future Comets Challenge
Help the Future Comets Program supply 100 TI-Nspire CX calculators to students in the program. For every 10 gifts given to the program, an additional $1,000 will be unlocked, up to $5,000!
32 / 40 Gifts
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Future Comets Match
Thanks to an anonymous donor, all gifts made to the Future Comets Program will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $5,000!
$854 MATCHED
Ended
2
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Geosciences Match
Xinfa Zhu PhD'13 will match all gifts to the George McMechan Student Support Fund dollar for dollar up to a total of $3,000!
$561 MATCHED
Ended
$20,000
Jindal School Challenge
Thanks for an anonymous donor, when the Jindal School and Jindal Young Scholars Program collectively reach 750 gifts, an additional $20,000 will be awarded to the Jindal Young Scholars Program!
140 / 750 Gifts
Ended
2
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Jindal Young Scholars Program Match
Thanks to a generous donor, all gifts made to the Jindal Young Scholars Program will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $10,000!
$5,393 MATCHED
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2
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John Williamson Memorial Opportunity Fund Match
All gifts given to the John Williamson Memorial Opportunity Fund on Comets Giving Day will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1,000 by Dave Williamson.
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
$5,000
Materials Science and Engineering Challenge
When the Department of Materials Science and Engineering reaches 25 gifts on Comets Giving Day, an additional $5,000 gift will be unlocked!
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$45,000
Mbroh Engineering Challenge
When the Jonsson School reaches 750 gifts on Comets Giving Day, a $45,000 gift from Mbroh Engineering will be unlocked to support the university's first endowed scholarship for the Diversity Scholars Program!
461 / 750 Gifts
Ended
$1,000
McDermott Library - History in Aviation Collection Challenge
If the McDermott Library receives 10 gifts on Comets Giving Day, an additional $1,000 gift to the History of Aviation Collection will be unlocked – thanks to Larry Sall!
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
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McDermott Library Match
Gifts given to the Friends of the McDermott Library fund will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $5,000, thanks to Larry Sall!
$189 MATCHED
Ended
$200
Mechanical Engineering Challenge
Thanks to our first 10 gifts, a $200 gift from Dr. Fadda has been unlocked. Help us reach our next milestone and another faculty gift will be unlocked!
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
$100
Mechanical Engineering Challenge
When the Department of Mechanical Engineering reaches $1,200 in total support, another $100 will be unlocked!
$1,200 / $1,200 Raised
Completed
$50,000
NSM Alumni Challenge
To honor the service of the late Robert H. Rutford, University president from 1982 to 1994, when the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics reaches 50 alumni gifts on Comets Giving Day, an additional $50,000 will be unlocked!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
NSM Challenge
For every 10th gift given to the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics or the Department of Science and Mathematics Education, a $5,000 gift from Raise Your Hand Texas will unlock, up to $45,000!
90 / 90 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Physics Department Challenge
Once the Department of Physics receives $1,000 on Comets Giving Day, John Guthrie will generously give an additional $1,000!
$1,000 / $1,000 Raised
Completed
$200
Public and Nonprofit Management Program Challenge
When the Public and Nonprofit Management Program reaches 20 gifts from students, alumni, faculty and staff, an additional $200 will be unlocked thanks to Michael and Holly Miori MPA'18!
13 / 20 Gifts
Ended
$5,000
Risk Management and Insurance Challenge
When the Naveen Jindal School of Management reaches 50 donors, an additional $5,000 will be unlocked and given to the Risk Management and Insurance program, thanks to an anonymous donor!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
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SME Match
For every dollar given to the Department of Science and Mathematics Education, Raise Your Hand for Texas will match the contribution 1 to 1, up to $5,000!
$1,858 MATCHED
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2
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Student Emergency Fund Match
Shirley and Brad Weddle will match all gifts, up to $500 total, for the Student Emergency Fund.
$500 MATCHED
Completed