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Supporters’ Generosity Benefits UT Dallas on North Texas Giving Day
Oct. 15, 2015
Alumni, friends, faculty and staff of UT Dallas made 282 gifts totaling approximately $108,000 to the Callier Center and various causes across campus as part of North Texas Giving Day, a one-day online community giving event on Sept. 17.
Children from dozens of local low-income families will receive high-quality hearing aids and ongoing care from audiologists as a result of recent gifts made to the Callier Center for Communication Disorders on North Texas Giving Day.
Alumni, friends, faculty and staff of UT Dallas made 282 gifts totaling approximately $108,000 to the Callier Center and various causes across campus as part of North Texas Giving Day, a one-day online community giving event on Sept. 17. Organized by Communities Foundation of Texas, North Texas Giving Day awards bonus funds to donations of $25 to $50,000 made from 6 a.m. to midnight.
Other areas of the University that benefited include CentralTrak, UT Dallas’ artist residency and gallery, which received a boost for its exhibitions and artists’ talks. Gifts to the Center for BrainHealth will further research both there and at the Brain Performance Institute. Supporters also gave to the Academic Bridge Program, which recruits and supports first-generation college students, Alumni Relations and a number of schools.
This year’s one-day fundraising push benefitted more than 2,000 area nonprofits with a total of $33.1 million raised. Since launching in 2009, $119 million has been raised through North Texas Giving Day.
“Sept. 17 was a great day for UT Dallas because our supporters showed us that they truly believe in the education, programs and research we put forth,” said Dr. Kyle Edgington, associate vice president for development. “With this support, we can expand the contributions we make to this region.”
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