$ 387,736 raised 2,025 gifts
Center for Children and Families has raised $ 2,911 from 25 gifts!
Center for Children and Families

Established in 2008, the Center for Children and Families (CCF) at UT Dallas converts cutting-edge research into practical applications serving children and families in underserved communities in the Dallas area. CCF’s mission is to promote optimal family and child development through research, practice, and outreach focused around key initiatives: parenting healthy children, strengthening interpersonal relationships, and enhancing thinking and learning.

 

Translating research into innovative practice, CCF’s clinical staff of developmental specialists and dedicated UTD student interns and volunteers deliver outreach programming in high-need Dallas area neighborhoods to promote strong developmental foundations for at-risk children.

Our Grow With Me (Crece Conmigo) program provides free developmental screenings for at-risk children ages 0-5, developmental guidance for their parents based on results of the screening, and referrals for intervention services when delays and disabilities are identified. Conducting over 1,000 free screenings since our founding, CCF has uncovered developmental delays and concerns in nearly 40% of the children screened. In addition, three times a year, CCF’s Screening Fairs provide another 200 free developmental, vision, language, and hearing screenings for children and their families.

 

Play With Me (Juega Conmigo), our two-generation playful learning program for children ages 0-3 and their parents, fosters young children’s early self-regulatory behavior and learning skills and promotes healthy parent-child relationships. Play With Me serves over 500 children and parents per year at 5 program sites in high-need communities. All children are screened for developmental delays.

 

Please consider making a gift in support of the Center’s outreach activities. Your support is essential to our operations serving at-risk children and their families.

 

Donor Heatmap
Rank State Donors
1 TX 22
2 OH 1
3 AL 0
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Young Alumni Power Hours Match
We love our alumni and so do Chuck MS’80 and Nancy BS’80 Davidson! Thank you for your support.
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Student Match
Calling all UT Dallas students! Join us from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Comets Giving Day to double your impact. The first 200 students to designate a $2 gift to the area of their choice will receive a dollar-for-dollar match.
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Center for Children and Families Match
A generous donor will match gifts made to the Center for Children and Families on Comets Giving Day, dollar for dollar up to $500.
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All Alumni Power Hours Match
Thanks again to Nancy Gundy Davidson BS’80 and Charles “Chuck” Davidson MS’80 for providing our Alumni Power Hours Challenge.
$1,969 MATCHED
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President's Challenge
From 2 to 3 p.m., Dr. and Mrs. Benson will graciously match every UT Dallas faculty and staff gift under $50, dollar for dollar up to $1,969.
$1,969 MATCHED
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Faculty and Staff A.M. Power Hour Match
Thanks to Maurine Dickey, our Comets Giving Day faculty and staff power hour was a HUGE success!
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$1,000
McDermott Scholars Alumni Sponsored Challenge
If 100 alumni contribute on Comets Giving Day, a $250 EMSPAA gift will be unlocked. If 200 alumni contribute on Comets Giving Day, a $500 EMSPAA gift will be unlocked. If 300 alumni contribute on Comets Giving Day, a $750 EMSPAA gift will be unlocked. If 400 alumni contribute on Comets Giving Day, a $1,000 EMSPAA gift will be unlocked.
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Faculty and Staff Challenge
WOW! Our faculty and staff really showed their Comet pride today! A big thanks to Libby Hodge for this challenge and generous donation, as well as all who participated!
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First Gift Bonus
Stephanie Taylor was up at the crack of dawn. Congrats on being the first to give! The Department of Science and Mathematics Education will be receiving an extra $50 in bonus funds.
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Last Gift Bonus
It paid for Maria Valente to be the last gift of the night. Congrats on winning The Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies an additional $100 in bonus funds!
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Facebook Philanthropy Challenge
Thanks Courtney Keeler for sharing what philanthropy means to you! Student Ambassadors will receive an extra $100 in bonus funds.
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Dynamic Duo Challenge
Courtney Keeler takes this one. Congrats on earning the Student Ambassadors another $50.
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Cap and Gown Challenge
1982 was a great year for Melissa Wyder, our winner of the Cap and Gown Challenge and an additional $50 for the Department of Science and Mathematics Education.
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Get Up and Give Challenge
Congrats to Wendi Kavanaugh for your awesome selfless selfie.
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Give From Your Desk Challenge
@IndigoCrush won this challenge, all while writing her dissertation! Congrats!
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Involved Comets Challenge
WOW! Delta Zeta helped raise money for Callier Center for Communication Disorders and they will also receive $50 in bonus funds for winning this challenge!
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Bookworm Challenge
We had a lot of night owls up, but one stood out. Congrats to @Lissette3640 on winning $50 for the Academic Bridge Program. Way to go!
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Comet Kids Challenge
Thanks to all of those who posted their adorable UTD kiddo photos, Holly Miori's children won this prize money for the Ackerman Center for Holocause Studies, in honor of Zsuzsi.
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Furry Friends Challenge
Congrats to TeddyRooseveltP for winning this extra $50 for the Honors College.
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Snapchat Challenge
Thanks to all of our stellar supporters and those that used our Snapchat filters, the winner of this challenge is the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Congrats on winning an additional $50 in bonus funds!
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883 (UTD) Gift Bonus
Congrats to Larry Redlinger for being our UTD 8-8-3 winner of an extra $50 to the Comets Golf program!
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1,247 Gift Bonus
He had it timed perfectly, congrats Scott Porter on winning an additional $100 for the Comets Volleyball program!
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1,969 Gift Bonus
1969 was the year UT Dallas was founded and Joseph Kohan was the 1,969 gift of the day. The Department of Science and Mathematics Education will be receiving an additional $50 in bonus funds!
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Nothing Bundt Cakes Door Decorating Contest Challenge
Thanks to everyone who participated! The winner of this year's door decorating contest is....Community Engagement! Thanks to our Nothing Bundt Cakes fundraiser, they will be receiving an additional $150 and our second place door is Center for Children and Families. CCF will be receiving an extra $50!!!
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"Doughnut" Miss Out Event
If you're on campus Tuesday, April 3, stop by the Plinth area under the trellis to grab a doughnut on your way to class or the office. Doughnuts are being offered on a first come, first served basis starting at 10 a.m.
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Be a Pizza the Giving Day Fun Event
Join us under the trellis by the Plinth for some Comets Giving Day fun! Northside pizza will be served at noon on a first come, first served basis.
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You're on a Roll Event
Stop by the Plinth area under the trellis from 3 to 4 p.m. on April 3 and grab yourself a handful of Tootsie Rolls to celebrate the impact our Comet community has made for UT Dallas during the last nine hours of this year's Giving Day. Post, share and keep the momentum going!
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Care to Share Challenge
The winner of the Care to Share challenge is Comet Athletics - Baseball! Congrats on winning an additional $100!
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Cupcake Challenge
We are OUT of cupcakes. You guys are awesome!
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Repost. Retweet. Repeat. Challenge
We had so many posts going on throughout the day. $5,000 was easy!
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Overall Dollar Leaderboard
Whoa! That's a lot of money raised. Congrats, (group)!
Rank Department Raised
1 Jindal School of Management $49,899.16
2 Computer Science $31,692.00
3 Athletics $31,442.72
4 Natural Sciences and Mathematics $11,582.64
5 Arts & Humanities $9,480.18
6 Electrical and Computer Engineering $7,937.00
7 Callier Center for Communication Disorders $6,064.18
8 In Memory of Rion Morgan and James Dunlop $4,770.72
9 Academic Bridge Program $4,444.42
10 Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies $3,921.36
11 Delta Zeta $2,989.00
12 Fund for UT Dallas $2,842.25
13 Center for Children and Families $2,194.36
14 Materials Science and Engineering $2,050.54
15 Jonsson School Dean's Fund $1,958.18
16 Urban STEM Camp $1,857.54
17 Bioengineering $1,740.87
18 Economic, Political and Policy Sciences $1,730.90
19 Behavioral and Brain Sciences $1,375.36
20 Mechanical Engineering $1,326.68
21 Center for U.S. - Latin America Initiatives at UTD $1,254.00
22 Arts, Technology, & Emerging Communication $1,243.36
23 Asia Center $1,196.54
24 Science and Mathematics Education $1,159.36
25 Hobson Wildenthal Honors College $1,029.36
26 Military and Veteran Center $1,001.54
27 Galerstein Gender Center $826.00
28 Center for BrainHealth $677.18
29 Comet Cupboard $617.50
30 Military and Veterans $445.00
31 Interdisciplinary Studies $425.00
32 Retention Scholarships $415.00
33 Student Volunteerism $331.36
34 Student Ambassadors $330.00
35 Eugene McDermott Library $329.36
36 International Center $317.00
37 Staff Council $305.00
38 Systems Engineering $275.00
39 Jindal Young Scholars Program $224.00
40 Young Professionals $182.54
41 University Emergency Medical Response $180.20
42 Latino Faculty and Staff Association $175.00
43 Aviation Collection $160.00
44 Black Faculty and Staff Alliance $155.20
45 UT Dallas Women $145.00
46 Center for Vital Longevity $140.18
47 Division of Student Affairs $135.00
48 Comet Spirit Programs $125.00
49 Center for Values $120.18
50 Kids University $100.00
51 Graduate Studies $100.00
52 Victor L. Worsfold Grant Program Fund $25.00
53 QuTD $22.18
54 Chess Team $9.50
55 McDermott Scholars $0.00
56 Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) $0.00
57 Exley Journal for Undergraduate Research $0.00
58 Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science $0.00
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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 who's taking the lead and walking away with some bonus funds.
Rank Prize Department Raised
1 $250 Callier Center for Communication Disorders $6,064.18
2 $150 Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies $3,921.36
3 Center for Children and Families $2,194.36
4 Center for U.S. - Latin America Initiatives at UTD $1,254.00
5 Center for BrainHealth $677.18
6 Center for Vital Longevity $140.18
7 Center for Values $120.18
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Overall Participation Leaderboard
Congrats (group) for bringing in (gifts) on Comets Giving Day!
Rank Department Gifts
1 Computer Science 266
2 Jindal School of Management 259
3 Athletics 194
4 Other 89
5 Electrical and Computer Engineering 88
6 Delta Zeta 87
7 Urban STEM Camp 84
8 Science and Mathematics Education 62
9 Callier Center for Communication Disorders 58
10 Academic Bridge Program 56
11 Natural Sciences and Mathematics 54
12 Materials Science and Engineering 52
13 In Memory of Rion Morgan and James Dunlop 49
14 Fund for UT Dallas 44
15 Economic, Political and Policy Sciences 44
16 Arts & Humanities 41
17 Asia Center 33
18 Mechanical Engineering 32
19 Center for U.S. - Latin America Initiatives at UTD 32
20 Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31
21 Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies 29
22 Bioengineering 28
23 Center for Children and Families 25
24 Arts, Technology, & Emerging Communication 23
25 Military and Veteran Center 20
26 Hobson Wildenthal Honors College 18
27 Jonsson School Dean's Fund 16
28 Galerstein Gender Center 16
29 Center for BrainHealth 16
30 Jindal Young Scholars Program 15
31 Student Volunteerism 13
32 Eugene McDermott Library 13
33 Staff Council 12
34 International Center 11
35 University Emergency Medical Response 11
36 Comet Cupboard 10
37 Interdisciplinary Studies 10
38 Retention Scholarships 8
39 Systems Engineering 8
40 Young Professionals 8
41 Black Faculty and Staff Alliance 7
42 Center for Vital Longevity 7
43 Student Ambassadors 6
44 UT Dallas Women 6
45 Military and Veterans 5
46 Aviation Collection 4
47 Center for Values 4
48 Kids University 4
49 Latino Faculty and Staff Association 3
50 Division of Student Affairs 3
51 Comet Spirit Programs 3
52 Chess Team 3
53 Graduate Studies 2
54 QuTD 2
55 Victor L. Worsfold Grant Program Fund 1
56 McDermott Scholars 0
57 Exley Journal for Undergraduate Research 0
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Who loves their UTD community?
You put the "U" in UTD! Check out this leaderboard to see which stellar group of supporters is rising to the top! Who will it be? Alumni, faculty, staff, students, family or friends?
What is your affiliation with UT Dallas?
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