UDALLAS MEDIA ADVISORY: University Community Gathers for North Texas Giving Day in Spirit of 'Love Ye UD'
Irving, Texas (09/19/2018) — The University of Dallas community will gather tomorrow on North Texas Giving Day in the spirit of "Love Ye UD," on the heels of the university's recent viral video campaign series, to raise university funds and retain UD's unofficial title as North Texas' most generous university community. For the past six years, the University of Dallas has received more individual gifts than any other North Texas college or university on North Texas Giving Day -- the largest day of online giving in the nation -- thanks to the generosity of its donors.
WHO: University of Dallas Alumni, Students, Parents, Faculty, Staff and Friends
WHAT: North Texas Giving Day
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018; 6 a.m. - midnight
(8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Cap Bar Headquarters; 5:30 - 8 p.m. SB Hall for the university's Leaders & Legends Speaker Series on "Cyber Risk: Mitigation Strategies for Cyber Vulnerability")
WHERE: University of Dallas Cap Bar Headquarters (Located in the Haggar University Center)
1845 E. Northgate Dr., Irving, Texas
HIGHLIGHTS: Every year, members of the University of Dallas community come together to reaffirm their support for their beloved university, including those living both in North Texas and across the globe. For this year's 10th annual North Texas Giving Day, university patrons will join together in the center of our Irving campus at the first-ever Cap Bar Headquarters, where the baristas will also serve a signature drink of the day, to encourage university-wide participation and giving.
Last year, the University of Dallas received 445 individual gifts from alumni, current students, parents, faculty, staff and friends of the university adding up to a total of $240,833.
"This year, our goal is to have more than 600 donors participating - so please join me and help us reach our goal, by spreading the word about North Texas Giving Day and the tremendous impact each gift has on the lives of our students," said University of Dallas Interim President John G. Plotts, Ed.D.
The Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) - the largest community foundation in Texas - first launched North Texas Giving Day in 2009 to serve as a hub connecting local donors with nonprofits. And for most funds raised in 2017, the University of Dallas ranked No. 23 among all nonprofits participating in North Texas Giving Day.
Alumni, current students, parents, faculty, staff and friends of the University of Dallas will be available to speak with members of the media. A university representative will be available to assist media interviews; please check in with the Office of Marketing & Communications. Arrangements may be made by contacting Cliff Smith at 972-721-5194 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Dallas, located in a metropolitan area of nearly 7 million people, is a leading Catholic university widely recognized for academic excellence by well-known publications, organizations and accrediting bodies. It offers distinctive individual undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in the liberal arts, business and ministry that are characterized by an exceptional, engaged faculty, a commitment to shaping principled, well-skilled leaders and academic rigor in the Catholic intellectual tradition. For more information, visit www.udallas.edu.
Cliff Smith, Executive Director of Marketing & Communications
Office (972) 721-5194