2014 CAMPAIGN NEWS

  • November 13, 2014

    Hundreds Gather for Campaign Finale

    Hundreds of donors, faculty, staff and students recently gathered in the heart of campus, turning their eyes upward as orange and green pyrotechnics blazed across the night sky and whooshes and whoops ushered in the finale of the first comprehensive campaign at The University of Texas at Dallas.

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  • October 10, 2014

    Donors Boost Support for University Programs on Day of Philanthropy

    UT Dallas received more than $130,000 in donations –– 62 percent of which went to the Callier Center for Communication Disorders –– from generous alumni, friends, faculty and staff during the sixth annual North Texas Giving Day on Sept. 18.

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  • July 24, 2014

    Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History Announced

    Edith O’Donnell, longtime visionary and patroness of the arts and education, has made a contribution of $17 million to create the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History. The purpose of the investment is to elevate art history at UT Dallas to a nationally pre-eminent stature.

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  • July 21, 2014

    Author Donates Rare Map of Africa to McDermott Library

    Eugene McDermott Library is now home to a rare piece of history. Thanks to the generosity of author and donor Frank T. Kryza, an antique map of Africa hangs in the library administration conference room. A special unveiling ceremony was held in the library to celebrate the newest addition.

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  • July 7, 2014

    UTDesign Reflects Growing Company Support

    Growing support for the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science’s award-winning senior design program is paying off for both its students and its corporate sponsors. Under the guidance of faculty advisors, engineering and computer science students in the UTDesign program are helping partner companies create solutions to projects and giving them full ownership of the results.

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  • June 25, 2014

    Callier Cares Luncheon Raises Record $150,000

    Funds raised at the annual luncheon will benefit patients with speech, language and hearing disorders. Sara T. Martineau received the Ruth and Ken Altshuler Callier Care Award for her significant contributions to Callier Center for Communication Disorders.

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  • May 27, 2014

    Texas Instruments Alumni Pledge Support for Biomedical Devices

    The Texas Instruments Alumni Association recently pledged $250,000 to support the Texas Biomedical Device Center’s mission to develop and advance medical devices and therapies to improve the lives of those who have suffered neurological injuries.

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  • April 22, 2014

    University Achieves $200 Million Campaign Goal

    Realize the Vision: The Campaign for Tier One & Beyond started quietly in 2009, publicly launched in 2012 and has now surpassed the goal almost a year early.

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  • March 7, 2014

    Opportunity Funds Are Increasingly Popular Way to Support UT Dallas

    Nearly 70 alumni, friends and UT Dallas faculty have stepped forward for the Realize the Vision campaign to create Opportunity Funds.

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  • January 24, 2014

    Alumnus Across the Globe Invests in Students' Futures

    This fall, nine international students arrived at UT Dallas, eager to advance their studies and accelerate their futures. Setting them apart from their fellow international students was the generosity of a benefactor who knew exactly what they were going through.

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  • January 23, 2014

    Industry Support Drives Geosciences Department's Evolution

    Heading into the fifth and final year of Realize the Vision: The Campaign for Tier One & Beyond – UT Dallas’ first comprehensive giving campaign – the University is resonating with the impact of unprecedented support.

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  • 2013

  • December, 2013

    Realize the Vision: Campaign Enters Final Push Toward $200 Million Goal

    Five years ago, UT Dallas quietly began planning for a milestone in its history: our first comprehensive fundraising campaign. We set an ambitious goal for a first-time effort – $200 million in five years.

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  • October 23, 2013

    Donors Thanked for Record $64 Million Fundraising Year

    The University set a fundraising record in fiscal year 2013, with gifts and pledges from faculty, staff, alumni, corporations and campus supporters reaching $64 million, a milestone celebrated recently at a campus event including supporters, students and friends.

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  • August 12, 2013

    Past Presidents Move ‘Realize the Vision’ Campaign Forward

    Three UT Dallas past presidents are advancing the University’s research, students and endowment by supporting the $200 million Realize the Vision fundraising campaign.

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  • June 24, 2013

    Alumni, University Friends Showing Support with Planned Giving

    A loyal, generous group of alumni and friends are leaving their mark on UT Dallas while also moving the University forward in research and scholarship.

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  • June 6, 2013

    President Daniel Marks $162 Million Raised Toward Campaign Goal

    About 200 supporters gathered at the W Dallas Residences to celebrate $162 million raised toward UT Dallas’ first comprehensive campaign to benefit research, innovation, students and academics.

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  • May 3, 2013

    Leaving a Mark: Bookplates for Friends of Library

    Donors are using bookplates to make a lasting impression on the Eugene McDermott Library and to help move the library closer to its $500,000 goal for Realize the Vision, the University’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign. As a benefit to joining the Friends of the Eugene McDermott Library with a gift of $100 or more, supporters are customizing bookplates that become part of the library’s fastest growing field, the online catalogs.

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  • April 17, 2013

    McDermott Scholars Alumni Make Gift, Repay Generosity

    The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program Alumni Association has made a $100,000 campaign commitment to honor their education at UT Dallas and the beloved donor who made it possible. The association’s contribution to the Campus Enhancement Fund will provide for the support of new trees, water features and gathering areas.

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  • March 26, 2013

    Support for UT Dallas Campaign Reaches $159.5 Million

    It's been one year since UT Dallas launched the public phase of its first comprehensive campaign, and donors have so far shown their support by giving $159.5 million to advance research, bolster student assistance and increase the endowment.

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  • February 27, 2013

    Alumni and Former President Team Up to Support University Goal

    UT Dallas alumni from the 1980s and '90s teamed up with their former University president recently to raise more than $177,000 for scholarships, research and more.

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    • February 1, 2013

      Alumna Once Awarded Scholarship Returns to Support Students

      For many college students, a scholarship is the difference between getting a degree and dropping out. Such was the case for Jefflyn Williamson BS ’83.

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    • January 10, 2013

      Former Library Head Pioneers New Way to Give at UT Dallas

      When Dr. Larry Sall retired in 2010 after 32 years of service, he made it clear that he had every intention of staying connected to UT Dallas and supporting its Tier One vision. He recently demonstrated this commitment by establishing the first charitable gift annuity (CGA) in the University's history, which will eventually benefit the Eugene McDermott Library.

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    • 2012

    • December 6, 2012

      L-3 Donates Night-Vision Goggles to Teach Students Optics, Physics

      Leading aerospace defense contractor L-3 Communications has donated a large collection of night-vision goggles to UT Dallas' School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics..

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    • November 29, 2012

      Scholarship Breakfast Brings In More Than $100,000

      It's coming soon: a day when you'll be able to have a real-time conversation with someone speaking another language, and during the conversation your car will remind you that you forgot your keys at the office..

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    • November 1, 2012

      Campus Celebrates as Campaign Surpasses $125 Million

      What do a vine-covered trellis, a half-scale Corsair airplane and a woman's club have in common? At the recent Celebration of Support, the presence of each signaled significant new gifts unveiled recently for the University's Realize the Vision: The Campaign for Tier One & Beyond.

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    • October 25, 2012

      Directorship Honors Callier Center Pioneer Dr. Ludwig A. Michael

      Dr. Ludwig A. Michael, a beloved physician and Callier Center for Communication Disorders leader, has been honored with a directorship that bears his name and will support Callier research.

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    • October 19, 2012

      Alumna Honors Her Mother's Memory With a Gift to UT Dallas

      Studying for a bachelor’s degree in psychology and working full time was sometimes overwhelming for Nicole Tucker BA’04. But the memory of her late mother helped motivate her.

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    • April 9, 2012

      Video: Leaders Explain UT Dallas Campaign Ambitions

      "We are fortunate to live in a region that is so generous in its support of causes that ... contribute to the quality of life for millions of North Texans," said President David E. Daniel at a kickoff event. Other speakers discussed how the Realize the Vision capital campaign would help the University attract talented professors and students.

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    • April 9, 2012

      Seen and Heard: The Campaign Kickoff in Pictures and Words

      "We're extremely encouraged by the achievements of UT Dallas. I believe its effort to reach Tier One status is vitally important to the entire community." Sara Martineau, member, past president of the Foundation for the Callier Center

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    • April 9, 2012

      Campus Enhancement Plan to Grow With New Gifts

      Three gifts totaling at least $7 million have been announced to expand the Campus Enhancement Project, which has extensively transformed the appearance of the UT Dallas campus since the project's launch in 2008.

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    • April 9, 2012

      First Graduates Help Launch Campaign for Future

      As Ron Hawkins arrived at UT Dallas to take part in the launch celebration of the University's first comprehensive fundraising campaign, he surveyed the entrance to the campus – the tree-lined reflection pools, the glassy Visitor Center and the cranes towering over the construction site of the University's latest addition to its academic infrastructure.

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    • April 9, 2012

      Grants Support Effort to Build New Callier Autism Center

      Two Dallas foundations with a long history of supporting educational and medical advances are boosting efforts to build a new UT Dallas Callier Autism Center.

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    • April 9, 2012

      Scholarship Honors Singing Sisters of UT Dallas Alma Mater

      The years that sisters Sani and Sherine Mathew spent singing the UT Dallas Alma Mater at graduation ceremonies will pay off permanently for other students for years to come.

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    • April 9, 2012

      PlainsCapital Provides Major Gift To Center for BrainHealth

      The UT Dallas Center for BrainHealth has received a $150,000 gift from PlainsCapital Corp., support intended to help the University's drive toward becoming a nationally competitive research institution.

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    • April 9, 2012

      Texas Instruments Gift Leads to New Biomedical Device Center

      An investment of $13 million from two donors and matching funds from The University of Texas System Board of Regents will result in the establishment of a new center that will develop medical devices and therapies to improve the lives of people suffering from chronic neurological diseases.

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    • April 9, 2012

      Realize the Vision: University Celebrates First Campaign

      Last summer, Xinyuan Zou sat aboard an international flight departing Shanghai for Texas to begin graduate studies at The University of Texas at Dallas.

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    • April 2, 2012

      $200 million is UTD's funding goal

      It's no secret that it will take money — lots of it — to bring the 40-year-old University of Texas at Dallas up to Tier One status as "one of the world's great research universities," said UTD president David E. Daniel.

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    • March 29, 2012

      Funding a bright future

      The University of Texas at Dallas is set for a public announcement Thursday of a $200 million fundraising campaign. The school already has more than $110 million of that in hand.

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    • March 28, 2012

      Editorial: Moving toward Tier One

      The kickoff of an unprecedented fundraising campaign at the University of Texas at Dallas today is a statement of ambition that should pay dividends far beyond the campus.

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    • March 27, 2012

      UT Dallas Announces 1st Comprehensive Campaign

      Marking a 40-year transformation that has taken UT Dallas from a collection of research stations in a cotton field to a center of educational excellence for almost 20,000 students, the University will celebrate the launch of its first comprehensive campaign on Thursday.

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    • 2011

    • October 7, 2011

      Confetti Cannons and Countdowns: Campus Celebrates Historic Alumni Gifts

      Standing ovations, confetti cannons and countdowns to two big reveals were part of Friday's announcement of the naming the School of Management and its honors program in recognition of the two largest alumni gifts in UT Dallas history.

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    • October 7, 2011

      Chuck and Nancy Davidson: Inspiring Couple Step Forward Again

      Partners in life since they met during their UT Dallas student days three decades ago, Charles (Chuck) and Nancy Davidson are also partners in giving.

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    • September 30, 2011

      Plano Boys Donate Birthday Wishes to Callier Center

      UT Dallas hosted a special birthday party this week for two little boys who used their own birthday bash to raise money for speech-language services at the Callier Center for Communication Disorders.

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    • September 27, 2011

      $55 Million: One of Many New Fundraising Records

      Donors to UT Dallas shattered records in nearly every measure used to gauge private support for the just-ended fiscal year.

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    • February 19, 2011

      UT Dallas Nets $15.2 Million in Tier One Match Funds

      UT Dallas' fund-raising push to achieve Tier One status has netted $15.2 million in matching funds, the University's share of money that lawmakers have set aside for the Texas Research Incentive Program (TRIP).

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