$ 387,736 raised 2,025 gifts


Events

Don't miss the chance to multiply your impact thanks to gift matching opportunities from some of our most generous donors.

Past Events


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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.
$500 MATCHED
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Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Match
A generous donor will match gifts made to the Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science on Comets Giving Day, dollar for dollar up to $1,000.
$1,000 MATCHED
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School of Arts and Humanities Match
A generous donor will match gifts made to the School of Arts and Humanities during Comets Giving Day, dollar for dollar up to $2,000.
$2,000 MATCHED
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School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences Match
All gifts made to the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences on Comets Giving Day will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $1,000.
$1,000 MATCHED
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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!
$2,018 MATCHED
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School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences Match
All gifts made to the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences on Comets Giving Day will be matched up to $500.
$500 MATCHED
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$1,000
Academic Bridge Program Challenge
Twenty-five gifts to support the Academic Bridge Program on Comets Giving Day will unlock a $1,000 contribution from supporters Michael DeFrank and Brenda Smith.
25 / 25 Gifts
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$5,000
Naveen Jindal School of Management Challenge
If the Jindal School receive 225 gifts on Comets Giving Day, a generous gift of $5,000 from Professor Abhi Biswas will be unlocked.
225 / 225 Gifts
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$100
Department of Sciences and Mathematics Education Challenge
If the Department of Science and Mathematics Education receives 10 gifts on Comets Giving Day, Standardized Controls Inc. will contribute an additional $100 to the department.
10 / 10 Gifts
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$1,000
Naveen Jindal School of Management Power Hours Challenge
If 50 gifts are made to support the Jindal School of Management during Comets Giving Day, an additional gift of $1,000 from Aimbridge Hospitality will be unlocked.
50 / 50 Gifts
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$9,500
Department of Materials Science and Engineering Challenge
If the Jonsson School's Department of Materials Science and Engineering receives 20 gifts on Comets Giving Day, a generous gift of $9,500 will be unlocked.
20 / 20 Gifts
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$5,000
State Farm Urban STEM Camp Challenge
Fifty gifts made to support the Urban STEM Camp on Comets Giving Day will unlock a $5,000 contribution from State Farm.
50 / 50 Gifts
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$2,000
History of Aviation Challenge
Unlock an additional $2,000 gift from Dr. Larry Sall when just five gifts are made to support the History of Aviation Collection housed in the University's Eugene McDermott Library.
5 / 5 Gifts
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$10,000
Department of Computer Science Challenge
If the Department of Computer Science receives 100 gifts on Comets Giving Day, an additional $10,000 will be unlocked and donated to the department's fund for student and faculty support.
100 / 100 Gifts
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$5,000
Eugene McDermott Library Challenge
If the McDermott Library receives at least 10 gifts on Giving Day, Dr. Larry Sall will generously donate an additional $5,000.
10 / 10 Gifts
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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.
400 / 400 Gifts
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$5,000
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!
300 / 300 Gifts
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$14,500
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Challenge
If the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering receives 30 gifts on Comets Giving Day, $5,000 will be unlocked and donated to the department. If 50 gifts are received before midnight CST, another $4,500 will be donated.
50 / 50 Gifts
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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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Naveen Jindal School of Management Match
The sky is the limit! Immediately double the impact of your gift to the Naveen Jindal School of Management with this dollar-for-dollar match.
$50,123 MATCHED
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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.
$8,668 MATCHED
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Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies Match
Thanks the generosity of Bert and Terry Romberg, all gift made to the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $8,000.
$3,921 MATCHED
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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.
$827 MATCHED
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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.
$180 MATCHED
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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.
$4,289 MATCHED
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$2,500
Department of Mechanical Engineering Challenge
If the Department of Mechanical Engineering receives 20 gifts, $1,000 will be unlocked and donated to the department fund for student and faculty support. If the department reaches 50 donors, another $1,500 will be unlocked.
32 / 50 Gifts
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$3,500
Mechanical Engineering Challenge
Twenty gifts to support the Department of Mechanical Engineering will unlock $1,000 for the department fund for student and faculty support. If the department reaches 50 donors, another $1,500 will be unlocked.
32 / 50 Gifts
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Leaderboard
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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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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Leaderboard
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?
Rank Answer Gifts
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Student Affairs Leaderboard
Which Student Affairs group will rise to the top?
Rank Prize Department Raised
1 $250 Athletics $31,442.72
2 $150 Delta Zeta $2,989.00
3 $100 Military and Veteran Center $1,001.54
4 Student Volunteerism $331.36
5 International Center $317.00
6 Division of Student Affairs $135.00
7 Comet Spirit Programs $125.00
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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 474
2 Jindal School of Management 259
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Small School Leaderboard
Though small in size, they make a big impact! Which of these smaller 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 54
2 $150 Economic, Political and Policy Sciences 44
3 Arts & Humanities 41
4 Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31
5 Arts, Technology, & Emerging Communication 23
6 Interdisciplinary Studies 10
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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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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 receive an extra $250 in bonus funds!
Rank Prize Department Raised
1 $250 Academic Bridge Program $4,444.42
2 $150 Urban STEM Camp $1,857.54
3 Asia Center $1,196.54
4 Science and Mathematics Education $1,159.36
5 Hobson Wildenthal Honors College $1,029.36
6 Galerstein Gender Center $826.00
7 Comet Cupboard $617.50
8 Military and Veterans $445.00
9 Retention Scholarships $415.00
10 Student Ambassadors $330.00
11 Eugene McDermott Library $329.36
12 Staff Council $305.00
13 Young Professionals $182.54
14 University Emergency Medical Response $180.20
15 Latino Faculty and Staff Association $175.00
16 Aviation Collection $160.00
17 Black Faculty and Staff Alliance $155.20
18 UT Dallas Women $145.00
19 Kids University $100.00
20 Graduate Studies $100.00
21 QuTD $22.18
22 Chess Team $9.50
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2,018 Gift Bonus
There's no time like the present! Make the 2,018th gift on this year's Comets Giving Day and unlock an extra $50 to support the UTD area of your choice.
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Athletics Fireworks Challenge
If UT Dallas Athletics raises $100,000 on Comets Giving Day, they will sponsor a fireworks show during Homecoming 2018!
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Harry Potter, Y'all! Challenge
If UT Dallas Athletics receives more than 500 gifts during Comets Giving Day, everyone in the Athletics Department (including coaches!) will dress up as a Harry Potter character for an entire day.
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Athletics Alumni Challenge
The UT Dallas alumni class with the highest participation on Comets Giving Day will earn a celebration during Homecoming 2018.
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