Dean’s Giving Challenge

Thousands of faculty, staff, parents, friends, students and alumni show their love with an operational gift to SMU each year. Operational support is critical to the continued success of SMU’s world-class schools. By supporting the operational fund for your school, you provide scholarships to well-deserving students, enable faculty and students to explore research opportunities and much more.

Do you love SMU, too? Show your love by making a gift today!

“Operational gifts often finance innovative classroom technology, enhance existing research infrastructure, supplement scholarships for current students and even offer important start-up funds for a new faculty member’s scholarship.”
—SMU Provost Steven C. Currall

Did you know that SMU relies on annual gifts from individuals to fill the gap between tuition and the full cost to educate SMU students? Every year, members of the Mustang family, like you, provide critical support for current funding needs that tuition alone does not cover.


As we continue our commitment our undergraduate students, graduate students and our faculty members, we need 5,750 alumni to make a gift to the SMU Fund by November 1. Help us reach our goal by making your gift today!


Help us continue our commitment to our undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty members by making your gift today!

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Alumni support — through giving, volunteering and other opportunities — enables SMU to provide our faculty and students with scholarships, research possibilities, mentorship connections, cutting-edge technology and world-class facilities in which they teach, learn and practice. Thank you for helping shape our world changers!

  • Breathing new life into an industry
    Jack Reynolds ’15, Edward Allegra ’16 and Miguel Quimbar ’17 came to SMU as strangers. Together, they founded a company that will change their lives and the lives of other asthma patients.
  • Game changer
    Avery Acker ’16 was the Academic All-American of the Year for all of Division I volleyball. She chose SMU for its academic rigor, so she could pursue her dream of becoming a doctor.
  • Voice of inspiration
    Maya Jones ’16 always loved to sing, but she wasn’t sure she would become a star. Her SMU experience shaped her into a confident performer – and business owner. Now, she’s out to change the world by inspiring others to believe in themselves.
  • Finding the infinitely small “God particle” is helping answer infinitely large questions
    Ryszard Stroynowski and his team of SMU faculty and students were instrumental in the discovery and study of the Higgs boson, aka "the God particle." This subatomic particle is the key to how matter acquires mass, leading to the existence of, well, everything.