Laying the cornerstone of Dallas Hall in 1912.

Just as Dallas Hall was named to honor the Dallas residents who provided the gift that secured SMU’s location, today many University donors choose to honor faculty members, mentors, friends and others through their gifts to SMU. Gifts provide support for a variety of University priorities and include:

  • Gifts for scholarships, which make the quality of an SMU education available to top students who might not otherwise be able to attend the University.
  • Gifts for faculty position endowments, which enable SMU to attract and retain faculty experts in a wide range of disciplines.
  • Gifts for facilities, which ensure that students and faculty have the necessary environment and tools for achievement.