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Center for Vital Longevity

One in every five Americans will be 65 years old or older by 2030. As this number grows, so will the number of people facing age-related cognitive impairment and diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The Center for Vital Longevity is leading the charge to address this health crisis. Our research aims to identify who is most at risk of cognitive impairment and evaluate treatments that might to prevent or halt cognitive decline. 

We believe everyone deserves cognitive health for life! We invite you to join us in our efforts by supporting the Denise C. Park Research Excellence and Innovation Fund. In recognition of our Founder and world-renowned expert on the aging mind, Dr. Denise Park, this fund will support the advancement of research at the CVL.

Whether you're able to give $10 or $1,000, every dollar you give helps fuel innovative research and foster the next generation of scientists - graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who embody the future of academic research, teaching, and discoveries. 

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Alumni Match
Double the fun! All alumni gifts of $2-$19.69 will be matched dollar for dollar, for a total of $1,969!
$1,469 MATCHED
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Seniors Match
Are you graduating in 2022? Make your gift of $2 to $19.69 on Comets Giving Days and receive a dollar-for-dollar match! That's double the impact for your favorite UT Dallas group!
$43 MATCHED
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Student Match Day 2
Are you a UT Dallas student? Make a gift of $2 or any other gift up to $19.69 on April 6-7 and your donation will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1,969!
$1,521 MATCHED
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President's Faculty/Staff Power Hours Match
On April 7 between 10 a.m. and noon , Dr. and Mrs. Benson will graciously match all gifts of $2 to $19.69 made by UTD faculty or staff, up to $1,969!
$1,969 MATCHED
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Student Challenge
When 300 student gifts are given on Comets Giving Days, a $2,500 gift to the History of Aviation Collection will be unlocked, thanks to a generous gift from Judy and Larry Sall.
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22 Gifts Leaderboard
Help your favorite Comets Giving Days group reach at least 22 gifts on April 6, and they will be eligible to win an additional $200 in bonus funds. Winning group will be picked at random.
Rank Group Gifts
1 Undergraduate Success Scholars 82
2 Jindal Young Scholars Program 69
3 Comet Cupboard 67
4 Athletics 54
5 Computer Science 51
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Night Owl Leaderboard
The group with the most gifts between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. will win an additional $100 in bonus funds! Night owls unite!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $100 Fashioning Circuits 12
2 Athletics 8
3 Student Ambassadors 4
4 Electrical and Computer Engineering 3
5 Bangladeshi Student Organization 3
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Night Owl Challenge
The group with the most gifts between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. on April 19 will win an additional $100 in bonus funds! Night owls unite!
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UTD Employee Match
Are you a faculty or staff member? All gifts of $2 to $19.69 made by UTD employees from noon to 4 p.m. on April 6 will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $1,969!
$1,840 MATCHED
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UTD Employee Power Hours
Are you a faculty or staff member? Make your Comets Giving Days gift on April 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. and receive a dollar-for-dollar match for all gifts $2 to $19.69, up to a total of $1,969!
$403 MATCHED
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Student Match
Are you a UT Dallas student? Make a gift of $2 or any other gift up to $19.69 on April 6-7 and your donation will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1,969!
$1,969 MATCHED
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Faculty/Staff Challenge
Faculty and Staff have been a driving force in the success of Comets Giving Days. When 300 faculty/staff gifts are reached on Comets Giving Days, an additional $50,000 will be unlocked thanks to a generous gift from retired faculty member Larry Sall and his wife Judy Sall.
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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 school that rises to the top will earn bonus funds!
Rank Prize School Gifts
1 $200 Arts and Humanites 176
2 $100 Behavioral and Brain Sciences 154
3 $50 Arts, Technology, & Emerging Communication 114
4 Natural Sciences and Mathematics 62
5 Interdisciplinary Studies 34
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52 Gifts Leaderboard
Help your favorite Comets Giving Days group reach at least 52 gifts in honor of UT Dallas' 52nd year on April 7 to be eligible to win an additional $200 in bonus funds. The winning group will be picked at random.
Rank Groups Gifts
1 Comet Cupboard 77
2 Student Ambassadors 75
3 Computer Science 69
4 Jindal Young Scholars Program 65
5 Athletics 57
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Early Riser Leaderboard
On April 7 from 5 to 7 a.m., help the group you love receive the most gifts. The group with the highest total will win $100 in bonus funds!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $100 Computer Science 3
2 Materials Science and Engineering 2
3 Interdisciplinary Studies 2
4 Student Wellness Center 2
5 Athletics 1
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See what people are sharing about Comets Giving Days 2022!
Rank State Gifts
1 TX 4
2 IL 2
3 AA 0
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