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Giving Back

Giving back to UT Dallas not only includes your dollars but also your time and talent. One great example of giving back time and talent is our donor profile for July. Jenny Bolger '04 has been a great resource for ramping up UT Dallas' alumni events program. Jenny has helped organize a number of our happy hours and she continues to provide great programming ideas for the future. She brings with her great enthusiasm and energy and we are thrilled to have her be a part of our Alumni Relations program.

While attending UT Dallas, Jenny participated in two internships, first at Merrill Lynch in Plano and then at Click Information Technologies in Irving. Directly following graduation, she was hired on to continue in the software world, selling CAD (Computer Aided Design) software for Total CAD Systems in Houston. Currently Jenny works as an Account Specialist for WCI Consulting in Dallas. WCI Consulting specializes in Business Intelligence Consulting.

"Transferring into UTD from UNT was a scary situation for me because I didn't know anyone. However, the students in my business classes at UTD were all so friendly and welcoming to all newcomers. I really learned how to work well in large diverse groups at UTD and I appreciated all of the different experiences I was able to have with people from all around the world. The great thing about UTD is that even though we all may have come from different places, we all came together while UTD was growing and we grew with it. The professors at UTD's School of Management were especially impressive because most of them had real world business experience and could bring those real world examples to class. I can't wait to continue helping UTD Alumni Relations grow and I know we have a lot of alumni who feel the same way. I am honored to be a graduate of such a highly admired university!"

- Jenny Bolger (BS '04)

Thank You, Northwood Woman's Club (NWC)
Loyal Supporters of UTD

Submitted by Barbara Seale, Director Endowment Services

In May, the Northwood Woman's Club (NWC) presented UTD with a check for $20,000 to be added to the Northwood Woman's Club Endowed Scholarship Fund endowment. In addition to the endowment gift, they presented an additional $8,000 in scholarship funds to be added to the endowment distributions so that two recipients will receive full tuition scholarships in FY 2007-2008.

For 29 consecutive years, NWC has provided scholarship support to UTD students through their annual gifts. Since their first scholarship gift to UTD in 1979 (only 10 years after the Southwest Center for Advanced Studies became The University of Texas at Dallas), NWC has provided two scholarships annually.

In 1986, NWC decided to establish an endowment so that the scholarships would be provided in perpetuity. NWC supplements the distributions from the endowment each year in order to provide recipients with full tuition support. Their annual fund-raising efforts have provided two scholarships each year, in spite of rising costs for tuition.

The NWC consists of approximately 400 members who sponsor annual fund-raising events to raise money for their philanthropic mission to foster interest and participation in helping to meet the philanthropic needs of their community and to stimulate the intellectual, cultural and social development of its members.

A number of NWC members are UTD alumni, spouses, parents, or grandparents of UTD alumni. If you have a NWC member in your family or circle of friends, please say "thank you" and "mission accomplished." NWC's history of philanthropy surpassed the $3M mark this year. In addition to the money they have raised and contributed, they have provided tens of thousands of voluntary work hours for community agencies and schools.

One of the measures of a truly great university is the size and amount of the endowments that support the university's research, teaching and community service activities. With the support of community partners like NWC, UTD will accomplish its mission to be one of the nation's best public research universities and one of the great universities of the world.

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