To make a donation by check (preferred), please make check out to “Mechanical Engineering University of Utah,” write “Peer Mentor Program” in the memo and mail to:
Attn: Tiffany Benson
University of Utah
Department of Mechanical Engineering
1495 East 100 South, MEK 1550
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

To make a donation online to the Peer Mentor Program, please use the Mechanical Engineering General Development Fund Page.
Please click on “add special instructions” and copy and paste the following into the text box:
“Attn: Tiffany Benson (Mechanical Engineering department)
This gift is for the Mechanical Engineering Peer Mentor Program.”
Then proceed with the instructions on the site.

Please email Joy Velarde at joy.velarde@utah.edu to notify the Advising Center of the donation. Donations can be made towards specific items or at a sponsorship level as outlined below.

Thank you for your support!

Donations will be used for the following: 

  • T-shirts or polo shirts for the peer mentors
  • Refreshments for peer mentor trainings (start of each semester and monthly during fall and spring semesters)
  • Semester kick-off BBQ (opportunity for mentors to meet and get to know their mentee group)
  • Monthly activities for mentors to socialize with their mentees
  • Furniture for peer mentor meeting room
  • Travel stipend to send a peer mentor leader to the annual ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education) conference and present about the peer mentor program
  • End of year gift for peer mentors for participating in the program
  • End of year awards social for peer mentors
  • Small stipend for each peer mentor for participating in the program (only if enough money is raised; last year they participated on a volunteer-only basis)

If you’d like your donation to go towards a specific item from the above list, please specify in the check or online donation memo, otherwise it will be used where it is needed most; also see optional sponsorship levels below:

Sponsorship Levels

Tier One Sponsor- $2,000 (1 available annually)

  • Title sponsor of the Peer Mentor Program
  • The program will carry the name of your company for one academic year (renewable)
  • Company will have one Employer Spotlight day per Fall and Spring semesters in the Mechanical Engineering building on campus organized by the Academic Advising Center. Includes free advertising to Mechanical Engineering students, table, and rooms to interview and speak with engineering students
  • Company logo and name will be displayed prominently (largest size) on the Peer Mentor T-shirts and the company will receive 5 free T-shirts
  • Company advertisement of their choice will be displayed on TV monitors throughout the Mechanical Engineering building
  • Company logo and name will be displayed prominently on the Peer Mentor website
  • Company will receive 11 x 7 framed photograph of Peer Mentor team

Tier Two Sponsor- $1,000 (3 available annually)

  • Company will have one Employer Spotlight day (Fall or Spring semester) in the Mechanical Engineering building on campus organized by the Academic Advising Center. Includes free advertising to Mechanical Engineering students, table, and rooms to interview and speak with engineering students
  • Company logo and name will be displayed prominently (second largest size) on the Peer Mentor T-shirts and the company will receive 5 free T-shirts
  • Company advertisement of their choice will be displayed on TVs in the Mechanical Engineering building
  • Company logo and name will be displayed on the Peer Mentor website
  • Company will receive 11 x 7 framed photograph of Peer Mentor team

Tier Three Sponsor- $500 (5 available annually)

  • Company name and logo will be displayed prominently (smaller size) on the Peer Mentor’s T-shirts and the company will receive 5 free T-shirts
  • Company name and logo will be displayed on a sponsor list on the TV monitors throughout the Mechanical Engineering building
  • Company logo and name will be displayed on the Peer Mentor website
  • Company will receive 11 x 7 framed photograph of Peer Mentor team

Tier Four Sponsor- $100 (15 available annually)

  • Company name and logo will be displayed on a sponsor list on the TV monitors throughout the Mechanical Engineering building
  • Company name and logo will be displayed on the Peer Mentor website
  • Company will receive 8.5 x 11 framed photograph of Peer Mentor team

Contributor- any amount (unlimited available annually)

  • Company name and logo will be displayed on the Peer Mentor website

For more information about sponsoring the Peer Mentor Program, please email Joy Velarde at joy.velarde@utah.edu.