Diamond Eagles Society to fund Students of Need: Suit Up, Fuel Up, Cap Up

Now in their second year, the UNT Diamond Eagles Giving Society has voted to fund Students of Need: Suit Up, Fuel Up, Cap Up, an exciting Student Affairs initiative that will promote student success and career readiness through three essential, need-based programs.

The estimated $90,000 in funding was generated through the Diamond Eagles’ unique venture philanthropy model, where members pool together annual, individual contributions of $1000+ to fund a high-impact campus project determined by a member majority vote.

Amanda and G. Brint Ryan give largest gift in UNT history

DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas is celebrating the creation of the G. Brint Ryan College of Business through a $30 million commitment – the largest gift in university history –  from alumnus G. Brint Ryan and his wife, Amanda.

The gift will provide ongoing support for business research through academic endowments, as well as funds to support strategic program initiatives to ensure the college is one of the nation’s top providers of business higher education.

UNT PUSH program receives $40k King Foundation grant to help youth transition from foster care into higher education

DENTON (UNT), Texas – The Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation granted $40,000 to the University of North Texas Persevere UNTil Success Happens (PUSH) program, which helps young adults who age out of foster care achieve educational success at UNT by focusing on academic, financial and career success, as well as the social well-being, of each student.

The Newman Foundation creates fund to support TAMS student researchers

DENTON (UNT), Texas — The Newman Foundation has pledged $100,000 to the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS) at the University of North Texas, a Carnegie-ranked Tier One research university.

The gift, which is the largest pledge in the program’s history, will create The Newman Foundation TAMS Endowment Fund for Undergraduate Research, a permanent fund to support vital research-enhancing activities for TAMS students.

The Newman Foundation is led by Ken Newman, a 1966 graduate of UNT’s College of Business, and his wife Ann.