Office of Development and Alumni Relations

Opportunity Funds

Want to support UT Dallas in a way that leaves a lasting legacy? Opportunity Funds give donors the chance to benefit any part of the University through the creation of a permanent endowment. These funds can be established with a gift of at least $10,000 and can be pledged over five years. Employee matching gift programs, which are offered by many companies, can be used to fulfill a pledge.

Opportunity Funds provide deans, center directors and other key leaders with critical unrestricted resources. These funds can be used to take advantage of timely opportunities, enhance programs and meet unexpected needs.

By pooling the income generated by multiple Opportunity Funds, deans and directors may enable students to travel to academic conferences, pay for upgraded research equipment, supplement scholarships to recruit competitive students and bring distinguished artists to campus.

To learn more about our generous donors who have established Opportunity Funds, select any of the names listed below. For more information, please call 972-883-6504.


Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies

  • Schuman-Ellman Opportunity Fund for the Ackerman Center

Alumni Relations

  • Dougherty-Mitchel Opportunity Fund for Alumni Relations
  • Phil and Stephanie Ritter Opportunity Fund for Development and Alumni Relations


  • Randy Black Opportunity Fund for Baseball
  • Gene Fitch Opportunity Fund for Athletics
  • Dr. John McCracken Opportunity Fund for Athletics

Callier Center for Communication Disorders

  • Paula R. Dennard Opportunity Fund for Pediatric Autism Care
  • Jan Lougeay Excellence in Clinical Training Opportunity Fund, Established by Drs. Christine A. Dollaghan and Thomas F. Campbell
  • For the Advancements in Fluency Disorders and Communication Technology Opportunity Fund, established by Anand and Sandhya Seshadri
  • Cochlear Implant Program Opportunity Fund, Established in Honor of Pediatric Patients and their Families by Melissa and Ben Sweeney
  • Howard B. And Lois C. Wolf Opportunity Fund for Clinical Care of the Hearing Impaired

Center for BrainHealth

  • Laurie Goodson Glasgow Opportunity Fund
  • Buck Horn Opportunity Fund
  • Daryl Johnston Opportunity Fund
  • Lee Roy Jordan Opportunity Fund

Center for Vital Longevity

  • Jean and Bill Booziotis Opportunity Fund
  • Betty L. Miller Opportunity Fund, established by E. Michelle Miller
  • Pomberg and Hammer Family Opportunity Fund, established by David Pomberg and Jerri Hammer

Eugene McDermott Library

  • Judy and Larry Sall Opportunity Fund
  • Miriam Watson Opportunity Fund for the Louise B. Belsterling Botanical Collection

Eugene McDermott Library’s History of Aviation Collection

  • Jan Collmer Opportunity Fund
  • James and Jayne Davilla Opportunity Fund
  • Jack and Jane Hamilton Opportunity Fund
  • Michael and Buffy Hasco Opportunity Fund

School of Arts and Humanities

  • Betty R. (Bitsy) Carter Opportunity Fund
  • Opportunity Fund in Honor of Dean Dennis Kratz, Dr. Richard Brettell and Dr. Tom Linehan, established by Bonnie Pitman
  • Stefanie Schneidler and Jeffrey Robinson Opportunity Fund
  • Genice A. Gladow Rabe Opportunity Fund for History
  • Jack J. Lamb and Karen M. Wolfe Opportunity Fund
  • School of Arts and Humanities Opportunity Fund, established by Katherine Wells Power

School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

  • Susan G. Fleming Opportunity Fund
  • Pagett and Mike Gosslee Opportunity Fund to Benefit the Center for Children and Families
  • Behavioral and Brain Sciences Opportunity Fund, Established by Dr. Bert S. Moore

School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences

  • Carrie Kelleher Opportunity Fund
  • William J. Seeger Opportunity Fund for Economics

Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science

  • Thomas and Matthew Krenik Opportunity Fund, Established by Bill Krenik
  • Melisa Mrazik Opportunity Fund
  • Krish Prabhu Opportunity Fund
  • Lila and Mark Spong Bronze Tablet Opportunity Fund

School of Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Academic Bridge Program Opportunity Fund
  • Bridge to Our Future Opportunity Fund, Established by Garry C. Miller, Jr. for the Academic Bridge Program
  • Ram Lal Seekri Opportunity Fund for the Academic Bridge Program

Naveen Jindal School of Management

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous for Accounting
  • Debi and George Carter Opportunity Fund for Real Estate
  • Edgington Family Opportunity Fund
  • Lars Magnus Ericsson Opportunity Fund for the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Robert and Gloria Hewlett Opportunity Fund
  • Professor Randy Guttery Real Estate Opportunity Fund
  • International Management Opportunity Fund
  • Sorath Lion Opportunity Fund, established by Mayur and Nutan Ranoliya
  • Steven W. Lyle Opportunity Fund
  • Isha and Mohit Malhan Opportunity Fund
  • Jennie McCament Opportunity Fund
  • Diane S. McNulty Opportunity Fund
  • Meade Monger EMBA’95 Opportunity Fund
  • Clint and Lacey Miller Opportunity Fund
  • Lennox Opportunity Fund
  • Ed Pavese Opportunity Fund
  • Richardson Living Magazine Opportunity Fund
  • Kevin and Cristi Ryan Opportunity Fund
  • Hasnain and Rashida Saboowala Opportunity Fund
  • Henry Schein Dental Opportunity Fund
  • Roy C. Snodgrass IV Opportunity Fund
  • Jefflyn Williamson Opportunity Fund

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

  • Kelly Ann Drake Opportunity Fund for the Department of Science/Mathematics Education
  • Petroleum Geology Opportunity Fund for the Department of Geosciences, established by James Dixon
  • Scott Garrick Opportunity Fund for the Department of Geosciences
  • Gerard C. Gaynor Opportunity Fund for the Department of Geosciences
  • Molly and John Geissman Opportunity Fund for the Department of Geosciences
  • Lynn and Tom McIntire Opportunity Fund
  • Richard M. Mitterer Excellence in Education Opportunity Fund for the Department of Geosciences
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics Opportunity Fund in Honor of Myron B. Salamon
  • Daniel E. Schwartz Opportunity Fund for the Department of Geosciences
  • Dean and Cindy Sherry Opportunity Fund for the Department of Chemistry
  • John Williamson Memorial Opportunity Fund for the Department of Geosciences
  • Qingming Yang Opportunity Fund for the Department of Geosciences
  • Anvar and Nadira Zakhidov Opportunity Fund for the Alan G. MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute and the Department of Physics
  • Distinguished Alumni Award Honorees Opportunity Fund for the Department of Geosciences in Support of Geology and Geophysics
  • GeoClub Legacy Opportunity Fund for the Department of Geosciences
  • Geosciences Alumni Energy Opportunity Fund for the Department of Geosciences
  • Geoscience Excellence in Education Opportunity Fund for the Department of Geosciences