Why We Need Your Help

You Are a Founder of Our Future

A Message From Our Vice President

I’m so very grateful for generous Comets and friends like you … supporters committed to helping “found the future” of UT Dallas. It is because of you that we are ranked first in the nation among universities founded less than 50 years ago.

Were they with us today, I am certain that our founders Cecil H. Green, J. Erik Jonsson and Eugene McDermott would be delighted by what we are achieving as a member of The University of Texas System.

Education truly is the guardian of society. By being in our family of esteemed alumni, friends and donors, you are enabling us to protect and defend its very foundations, giving shape to tomorrow as we establish new traditions, broaden our horizons and honor purpose.

As we look forward to celebrating our 50th year of academic excellence and achievement, I invite you to express your devotion by making a lasting impact for the University’s future and the lives of the students we serve. You can join leading contributors with an investment that will secure UT Dallas’ rightful place among America’s truly extraordinary institutions of higher learning — one offering exceptional education to the best and brightest from Texas and around the globe.

Indeed, the founding of UT Dallas was not just one brilliant act of creation a half century ago. It is an era of defining purpose still taking shape, and it takes every one of us to make it happen.

You are a founder of our future. Thank you again for helping Comets soar ever higher. Whoosh!


Kyle Edgington PhD ’13
Vice President
Development and Alumni Relations


Ways You Can Make a Lasting Impact


Questions about how specific gifts can meet your unique needs and goals? Contact Kyle Edgington, vice president for development and alumni relations, at kyle.edgington@utdallas.edu or 972-883-6527.