EL PASO, TX – The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) has announced that Microsoft Corp. is the official corporate sponsor of the first-ever Raise Your Pick UTEP Giving Day event.
Raise Your Pick UTEP Giving Day is a high-profile, community-wide event designed to raise funds for approximately 50 campus initiatives, including UTEP scholarships, programs, research and student support services.
The event, scheduled for April 12, 2023, is intended to offer multiple online giving opportunities for UTEP alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends of the University.
As a corporate sponsor, Microsoft has provided $25,000 in matching and challenge funds to encourage donors to participate in the philanthropic event. Throughout the day, donors will be encouraged to frequently visit the Raise Your Pick UTEP Giving Day website (givingday.utep.edu) to monitor donations and donation leaderboards to contribute to areas on campus competing to win matching and challenge funds.
Microsoft has been a partner with UTEP for several years, having contributed more than $1 million to support multiple initiatives through the Colleges of Engineering, Nursing, Health Sciences, the Woody L. Hunt College of Business, among others.
“Microsoft’s sponsorship of our Raise Your Pick UTEP Giving Day is a testament to the organization’s continued commitment to education,” said Jake Logan, UTEP’s vice president of institutional advancement.
Logan added that the projects being presented are important to the university community, while Microsoft’s help is to make the efforts successful.