David Haskins (left) and Bob Kimmel (right) pose for a photo at a celebration of the Davis H. Elliott Foundation's gift that establishes the Bob Kimmel Student Entrepreneurial Innovation Endowment.

Nurturing Innovation and Empowering Futures

In the tapestry of life, there are threads of generosity that weave their way through the fabric of our communities, leaving behind an inspiring legacy. One such thread is Bob Kimmel, a man whose commitment to giving back has touched countless lives, especially at the University of North Texas. Bob is the previous...

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John Strauss (left) sitting alongside Dr. John W. Richmond (right), dean of the UNT College of Music, at a celebration event for the John and Bonnie Strauss Foundation's $1 million commitment to UNT's commercial music program.

Harmonizing Futures: A Crescendo of Generosity at UNT

At the University of North Texas, amidst the halls of the renowned College of Music, a new chapter is unfolding in philanthropic history. Like a crescendo building to its peak, the John and Bonnie Strauss Foundation's $1 million commitment heralds a transformative era for UNT's commercial music program.


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Michel Smyth and Lisa Martin-Smyth, center, joyously recount stories about their family's love for languages with UNT CLASS Executive Dean Albert Bimper and others.

A Legacy of Language, Leadership and Philanthropy

In the corridors of the University of North Texas (UNT), the name Smyth resonates not only for its profound influence on language education and leadership but also for the family's remarkable generosity. Dr. Philip N. Smyth, a stalwart in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, led UNT through an era...

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Joshua Jones

Joshua Jones named new assistant vice president for alumni engagement at UNT

Joshua Jones, a dedicated higher education professional with a wealth of knowledge and experience, has been appointed as the new assistant vice president for alumni engagement at the University of North Texas.

“As I begin my new role at the University of North Texas, I am humbled and thrilled to lead the...

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Dr. Colin and Jessica Meyer, along with their daughter, Alexis (left), attend the signing event for their transformative $1 million gift to the UNT TAMS program.

Dr. Colin and Jessica Meyer support UNT’s TAMS program with $1 million gift

In a transformative move aimed at fostering excellence and expanding opportunities, Dr. Colin and Jessica Meyer have made a generous $1 million gift to the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS) at the University of North Texas (UNT). The Meyers' gift will support scholarships, outreach to rural areas and...

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From left to right: UNT ecology senior Chione (Kiwii) Lawton, Dr. Jaime Baxter-Slye and UNT ecology junior Kymie Creswell at the Diamond Eagles Project Reveal event in February 2023.

Diamond Eagles Community and Learning Area

The UNT Diamond Eagles Society recently selected the UNT Pollinative Prairie to receive $77,500 in funding for a new expansion project that will enhance outdoor learning, conservation and community event...

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Jerome Max “Bruzzy” Westheimer Jr. ('65)

UNT’s Neurodiversity Training Program receives funding from longtime donor and alumnus

In 2022, the UNT Neurodiversity Training Program received funding from UNT alumnus and Oklahoma businessman Jerome Max “Bruzzy” Westheimer, Jr. (’65). The funds will support the development and implementation of comprehensive training modules to equip faculty and staff with the knowledge and techniques to...

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UNT Fiscal Year 2022 Philanthropy At-A-Glance

UNT Fiscal Year 2022 Philanthropy At-A-Glance

Fundraising Highlights

With 13,486 gifts from 7,875 donors, UNT raised a total of $32.7 million in fiscal year 2022.

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Dining Services employees harvest fresh greens at the UNT hydroponic farm, which will be relocated and expanded this fall thanks to funding from the UNT Diamond Eagles Society.

Diamond Eagles Garden at Mean Green Acres Hydroponic Farm

The team behind UNT Dining Services knows that food is more than just a source of nourishment — it’s one of the building blocks of a successful life. They’re on a mission to provide access to food that is fresh, local, delicious and as healthy as possible. And now, with the support of the UNT Diamond Eagles Society...

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PUSH students with the Karlow family at a program celebration. Left to right: Keyaira Benjamin, Lydia Vinson, Anthony Taylor, Adelita Arroyos, Marvin Karlow, Kelli Karlow, Karys Karlow.

UNT PUSH Program Receives $150,000 Gift

UNT alumna Kelli Karlow (’89) and her husband, Marvin, made a commitment early in their marriage that if they ever came into a position of financial abundance, they would give to causes they are passionate about. Now, motivated by their strong connection to the foster and adoption communities, the couple has...

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