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Crossroads at Cambridge

Raised toward our $2,000 Goal
14 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on June 24, at 11:55 PM CDT
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Crossroads at Cambridge

Howdy Y’all! We’re Terry Taylor and David Lytton, and we’re senior supply chain management students at the University of Texas at Dallas Jindal School of Management. We met 11 years ago at Carpenter Middle School in Plano, Texas; now, we’re roommates while attending UTD.

Recently we’ve both had separate individual research papers, written as a part of UTD’s International Business class, accepted for presentation at the Cambridge Business and Economics Conference, hosted annually at the University of Cambridge in England. This is an amazing opportunity, especially for undergraduates who normally can’t get their research looked at.

Meet the Students

David Lytton                          Terry Taylor

David Lytton                                             Terry Taylor

David is a 21 year-old Supply Chain Management senior from Plano. His research suggests that quality and safety issues prevalent in globally sourced goods are primarily the result of poor cross-cultural communication skills. In his free time, David enjoys reading and playing with his dog, Sparkle.

Terry is a 22 year-old Supply Chain Management senior from Plano. His research suggests that currency fluctuations only cause serious damage to a Capital investment if the investment is financed via a different currency than it pays with.  He is an intern at Lennox Inc. in their supply chain and logistics department. His research is concerned with the examining effects of exchange rates on foreign investment, with a focus on China. In his free time he likes to ride my motorcycle and cook.

Why impact?

An opportunity like this is very rare, and to quote Robin Williams/Horace, “Carpe Diem.”  However, we’re college students, and need to raise funds in order to be able to afford airfare and accommodations while at the conference. Cost of attendance is estimated at $2,000 per student. Dean Hasan Pirkul of the Jindal School has challenged us to raise half of the total trip cost and he will match the remaining half so our entire trip can be fully funded!  

The total cost for both of us to attend is $4,000 and we need your help to raise half.  

How to Help

If you want to donate, please select the donation level that’s right for you or choose Give Now to make a secure online credit card donation. All gifts are considered charitable contributions to The University of Texas at Dallas and tax-deductible as allowed by law. 

If you want to help us out, but don’t feel like you can afford to donate, don’t worry! Simply by liking or sharing our campaign on social media platforms you can make a difference.

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We sincerely appreciate any help you can give us, every dollar makes a difference!


Facebook Shoutout

Your $15 will pay for a meal for one of us (both if we share). Anyone who donates at this level will receive a Facebook shout-out thanking them for their support.


Video Shoutout

Your $40 contribution will fund part of a night's hotel stay in Cambridge. Anyone who donates $40 or more will receive a video shout-out posted to our Facebook page!


Postcard from Cambridge

Your $100 contribution will pay for 1 night's stay for one us in Cambridge. Anyone who donates $100 or more will receive all above benefits and also a handwritten postcard sent from Cambridge right to your home thanking you for your gift.


Personal Letter

Your contribution of $250 or more will pay for both of us to stay in a hotel and a meal. Any contribution of $250 or more will receive all above benefits and in addition, we send you a hand-written letter thanking you and recapping our trip (We'll try and write legibly).


Have a Meal with Us

Your contribution of $1,000 will pay for half of an entire trip to Cambridge! Thank you for your generous donation. For anyone who donates $1,000 or more we will will invite you to brunch near campus to recap our trip upon our return from across the pond. We'll make sure to have a few good stories waiting for you.


The Whole Thing

Your contribution of $2,000 will underwrite the the whole thing, an entire trip to Cambridge including airfare, registration fees, hotel, food, and everything in-between. Thank you for your generous donation, we really appreciate it. Anyone who gives $2,000 or more will receive all of the above benefits, and we'll bring you back a Cambridge sweatshirt as an additional thank you.