DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas raised $32.7 million in fiscal year 2021 — making it the third highest fundraising year in UNT’s history.
“Thanks to our UNT family’s giving spirit, we continued to empower our students and help them succeed during a difficult year,” UNT President Neal Smatresk said. “We are grateful for our community’s generosity and support.”
Funds raised for academic impact achieved significant growth, with donors increasing support for scholarships, faculty positions, research and academic programs.
Highlights of the 2020-21 fiscal year:
- The highest amount fundraised was for the College of Music, followed by the G. Brint Ryan College of Business, the College of Science, the College of Education and the College of Heath and Public Service. Collective gifts for these colleges totaled $23.2 million.
- New commitments to endowments totaled $13.5 million, increasing the UNT endowment to a record-high of $291.6 million.
- Corporate and Foundation funding that supports students, programming and faculty research held steady at $8 million, with new six-figure gifts from NBC, the Scripps-Howard Foundation and Kroger.
- The Diamond Eagles Giving Society funded its fourth annual project, “Mean Green Mobile Media,” which will provide educational experiences for students and virtual events for members of the UNT community.
- UNT Alumni Relations continued to offer improved regional programing and chapters to the UNT Alumni Association’s 15,488 members, including the creation of the Latinx Alumni Network.
“Our dedicated donors really stepped up to support UNT students during this critical time,” said David Wolf (’04 Ph.D.), vice president for University Advancement. “It’s amazing to see how UNT’s growing culture of giving creates life-changing opportunities for our students. We’re proud to help the leaders of tomorrow achieve their dreams.”