For the last two years, the Texas Computer Science senior class has coordinated and contributed to the Project Giving Tree senior giving campaign. The campaign is dedicated to improving the overall quality of UT Computer Science undergraduate education by directly supporting the area that impacts undergraduates the most: curriculum. This year’s campaign, which culminated in a banquet for graduating Texas Computer Science seniors, was the most successful campaign to date! The senior class donated and the campaign raised just under $12,000 this year. Participation has increased notably from last year—the campaign’s initial launch—from 20 percent up to 30 percent. These funds will go toward creating specialty classes with wide appeal chosen by the chair in consultation with the student body—classes the department couldn't otherwise offer. The success of this year’s campaign has certainly contributed to that goal.
A big thank you to the Texas Computer Science senior class. Also a huge thank you to the 2015 Project Giving Tree committee and co-chairs for leading such a successful campaign, and to the raffle donors whose donations helped make this year's raffle a huge success.
2015 Project Giving Tree Co-chairs: Sai Avala and Keerthana Kumar
2015 Project Giving Tree Committee: Kayvon Farzaneh, Niko Lazarias, Clay Smalley, Sam Thompson, and Alyssa Williams
Raffle donors: Adobe, Alamo Drafthouse, Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co (ABGB), Bird's Barber Shop, BlackFinn, Blazer Tag, Congress Avenue Kayaks, Dropbox, Lick Ice Cream, Microsoft, North by Northwest, Puzzle Room Austin, Uchi/Uchiko, UT Athletics, VIA 313 Pizza, and VMWare.