UNT Dallas President Bob Mong joined university faculty, staff and students to run the annual Turkey Trot in Dallas Thanksgiving morning. Faculty and staff who could not attend were encouraged to donate toward the UNT Dallas Student Leadership Fund. This fund was established to assist students who wish to travel to conferences to enhance their learning experience through professional development, presentation of scholarly work or engagement in leadership development.

This was the second year President Mong challenged the UNT Dallas community to a dollar-for-dollar match up to $1,000. Faculty and staff have until December 31, 2016 to give to the fund and qualify for the matching funds. As a bonus, if the UNT Dallas community raises more than $1,000, the president will match up to $500 of anything over the $1,000 raised. Last year, more than $3,000 was raised during the challenge.

It’s not too late to join the challenge. Gifts to the UNT Dallas Student Leadership Development Fund can be made online at https://one.unt.edu/dallas/giving, or bring a check to the Office of University Advancement DAL1, Suite 344.