UD saw a 54 percent increase in total gifts and a 158 percent increase in dollars donated over last year during the Sept. 19 North Texas Giving Day, an event hosted by Communities Foundation of Texas through which donations of $25 or more receive bonus funds. The university received a total of $127,188 from 334 donors.
"We were the university in North Texas with the largest total number of gifts and we placed 19th overall among participating non-profits," said Jim Livernois, director of annual giving programs.
The Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) has announced a 6.4 percent match for funds raised during the event. CFT founded North Texas Giving Day in 2009 in order to serve as a hub connecting local donors with non-profits and helping non-profits gain higher visibility.
The event raised a total of $25.2 million from 75,369 giftsnearly double last year's gifts. Donors from all 50 states and more than 30 countries participated in the North Texas event.
Charles T. Uhl, who worked in UD's IT Department, sent four of his five children to UD and to Rome. When their father passed away, the Uhl children, along with their mother, Nancy, set up a scholarship fund in his name to enable more students to be able to afford Rome each semester.+ Read More
They came here so that someday, they can go back with even more to offer. Sana Kandalan, MA '19, and Anmar Oghanna, MBA '19, a wife and husband, both received scholarships to pursue graduate education at UD; they hope to use their degrees and experiences here to better serve their community back home in Erbil.+ Read More