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Mark Cuban Invests in Computer Science Outreach for Local Children

Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, recently made a significant gift to The University of Texas at Dallas to support a series of coding camps for Dallas-area students. Read more »

Calling All Comets: Become a Giving Day Ambassador

The third annual Comets Giving Day will take place Tuesday, April 2 from 6 a.m. to midnight. The 18-hour event provides UT Dallas alumni and supporters opportunities to support any area of the Univers Read more 

Corporate Partner Supports Interdisciplinary Facial Recognition Research

In 2018, NEC chose to deepen their relationship with UT Dallas through a significant gift to support research in both the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science and the Naveen Jindal Read more 

Unprecedented Gifts Transform the Arts at UT Dallas

The acquisitions of the Barrett Collection and Crow Museum will make UT Dallas a premiere destination for art appreciation and study. Read more 

Legacy Gift Provides Lasting Support for Faculty, University

The largest planned gift accepted by UT Dallas to date, Maurine Johnson's contribution has provided more than $5.5 million toward new endowments. Read more 

Fearless 2020 Sets New Giving Standards at Jonsson School

The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science is observing a historic moment in regards to philanthropy, with record levels of support coming from alumni, corporate partners, faculty, st Read more 

Artwork Pays Tribute to University Founders

The Founders, a bronze relief sculpture paying tribute to the vision and ingenuity of The University of Texas at Dallas founders Eugene McDermott, Erik Jonsson and Cecil Green, was unveiled Oct. 29 at Read more 

$3 Million Gift Establishes Herbert D. Weitzman Institute for Real Estate at UT Dallas Jindal School

North Texas real estate icon Herb Weitzman and his wife, Donna, say mentorships, an entrepreneurial mindset and a customer-centric focus are the keys to building a successful real estate career. Read more 

Fluor Foundation Invests in Enriching Education

Although UTD's Future Comets program is primarily funded through the University, a $10,000 gift from the Fluor Foundation extends the impact of the initiative. Read more 

Graves Charitable Foundation Gift Expands Jindal School’s International Efforts

The University’s emphasis on educating tomorrow’s leaders while providing students with a global perspective on their disciplines played a key role in the creation of new endowments. Read more 

Crow Family Gives Complete Asian Art Collection, $23 Million to UT Dallas

The Trammell and Margaret Crow family has donated the entire collection of the Trammell and Margaret Crow Museum of Asian Art, together with $23 million of support funding, to The University of Texas Read more 

The Gift of Giving: Scholarship Serves as Inspiration for Graduate, Donor

Five years ago, Nicole Tucker BA'04 never imagined she could establish a scholarship at her alma mater. This past fall, the first scholarship was awarded to Lailani Garcia, a senior in the School of B Read more 

Campus Mall and Trellis Plaza Renaming Announced at Celebration of Support

Iconic campus destinations named in honor of the late Mrs. Margaret McDermott, renowned Dallas-area philanthropist, loyal University benefactor and wife of UT Dallas co-founder Eugene McDermott. Read more 

Callier Center Honors The Meadows Foundation, Celebrates a Longstanding Relationship

The Callier Center honored The Meadows Foundation with the 2018 Ruth and Ken Altshuler Callier Care Award at the seventh annual Callier Cares Luncheon. Read more 

University Champion Leaves Enduring Legacy

Mrs. McDermott, whose philanthropic gifts made historic impacts on the educational and arts institutions of her native city of Dallas, died on May 3, 2018, at the age of 106. Read more 

Jindal School Alumnus Leverages Corporate Matching Gifts

R. Carter Pate MS’03 helped secure UT Dallas’ eligibility for matching gifts from PwC. Using this support, he helped fund the first scholarships for accounting students in the Naveen Jindal School Read more 

Legacy Society Provides Lasting Impact

A growing number of alumni and friends are leaving their marks on The University of Texas at Dallas by making planned gifts that will impact the University for years to come. Read more 

Dallas Foundation Grant Supports Free Program Changing Lives

In December, The Dallas Foundation awarded the UT Dallas Center for Children and Families (CCF) a $50,000 grant in support of Juega Conmigo, a 10- to 12-week free program for parents and children ages Read more 

Young Alumni Couple Invests in Future Comets

Dr. Stacey Boland BS'00 and Dr. Justin Boland BS'00 originally met as undergraduates at UT Dallas. In addition to their annual gifts, the couple decided it was time to include the University in their Read more 

Inaugural Giving Day Raises Nearly $200,000

On April 4, UT Dallas alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends contributed $199,143 to students and initiatives across campus during the University’s inaugural Comets Giving Day, an 18-hour onli Read more 

Alumnus Honors Professor’s Influence Decades Later

Until recently, Dr. Solomon Luo MS’78 hadn’t seen Professor John Jagger since his graduation from the University more than three decades ago. Yet the influence of this instructor has long made an Read more 

New Scholarship Honors Ebby Halliday, First Lady of Real Estate

Thanks to Ebby Halliday's firm, Ebby Halliday Realtors, her powerful name will continue to resonate for generations at UT Dallas through the establishment of the Ebby Halliday Scholarship Fund to supp Read more 

Longtime Supporter’s Planned Gift Furthers Student Impact

Decades of service at the Naveen Jindal School of Management led Skip Moore to give more than just his time. A managing partner for Deloitte and longtime Jindal School advocate, Moore decided to make Read more 

Program Bridges the Gap to Brighter Futures

For UT Dallas’ Academic Bridge Program (ABP), graduation is the ultimate goal. With a graduation rate of approximately 70 percent — well above state and national averages — the program is seeing Read more 

Couple’s Fellowship Helps Graduate Students

As chairman, president and CEO of Texas Instruments, Rich Templeton wants to drive research and innovation right here in North Texas Read more 

UT Dallas Professor Looks Beyond the Classroom, Invests in Students’ Futures

As an electrical engineering professor, Dr. Gil Lee knows the power of education. But today, a college degree comes at a cost that can be daunting for many. So Lee has a clear message: Use your educat Read more 

Major Investments Enhance Student Opportunities

In 2010, Irving-based Pioneer Natural Resources committed $600,000 to elevate several aspects of the geosciences program — a curriculum focused on immersing students in the study of the composition, Read more 

Parents Honor Children with Naming Gift

Like most incoming freshmen, Kathryn Trost will add personal touches to her dorm room. And each day, Kathryn will have the opportunity to learn and study in a new place on campus, thanks to her parent Read more 

Alumnus Invests in Future

With the start of the new semester, nine international students descended on UT Dallas eager to advance their studies and accelerate their futures. Setting them apart from many of their fellow interna Read more 

Donors Champion Callier Center Expansion, Further the Future of Care

What do the Callier Center for Communication Disorders, 20 people and a foundation have in common? Passion. An earnest passion to ensure that children and adults with speech, language and hearing diso Read more 

Department of Geosciences: Experiencing Transformative Philanthropy

Every facet of the University is resonating from the impact of unprecedented campaign support, but the Department of Geosciences in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is being transformed Read more