Spring 2024 Graduates Donate Record Amount for Future Students

May 28, 2024

The UNT Dallas Spring 2024 class, in an impressive display of generosity, made a record-breaking contribution to the university's Senior Giving Campaign. The twice-yearly fundraising project, ahead of Spring and Fall Commencement, plays a crucial role in supporting our current and future students and making a significant impact on our university community.

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This proved to be the most philanthropic class since the campaign was launched two years ago, and the amount raised was significantly higher than last year. Compared to Spring 2023, the number of gifts in Spring 2024 grew by 6%, and the total dollars donated increased by 60.5%. In all, 105 donors contributed $3,654.

The students’ remarkable generosity ensures that each participating undergraduate and graduate school donor can leave a lasting legacy, paving the way for future students to embark on their academic journeys or continue a journey they have already started but not yet finished.

 “We are so inspired to see our Spring 2024 class lead the way in taking new grad philanthropy to record heights at UNT Dallas,” said Derrick Morgan, UNT Dallas Assistant Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations.

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As a token of our deep appreciation, graduates who donated $25 or more were honored with a philanthropy cord to wear during the Commencement ceremonies, symbolizing their commitment to future Trailblazers. Those who gave $50 or more were also presented with a Grad Pack, a collection of exclusive alumni merchandise showcasing their UNT Dallas pride, in addition to the philanthropy cord.  

Donations could be directed to the UNT Dallas Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Fund or to any of the university’s five schools: Business, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Behavioral Health and Human Services, and the Graduate School. Gifts to the scholarship fund grew from $909 in the Spring of 2023 to $2,947 in the Spring of 2024, a whopping 224% percent increase.

“Whether they made their gift to the UNTD Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship, to their school, or elsewhere, the university is so thankful for their gifts to empower our next generation of students,” Morgan said.