Alumni, parents and friends in New York City and Washington, D.C., were honored this spring for their support of The Second Century Campaign. President R. Gerald Turner and University officials were joined by members and leaders of the Campaign Steering Committees for these celebrations.

SMU alumni, parents and friends listen as President R. Gerald Turner provides an update on University progress during a gathering at the Metropolitan Club of Washington, D.C.

SMU alumni, parents and friends listen as President
R. Gerald Turner provides an update on University progress during a gathering at the Metropolitan Club
of Washington, D.C.

More than 170 members of the SMU community were in attendance at Kaplan Penthouse at Lincoln Center in New York City on March 26. To date, more than 1,500 donors from the region have made more than 3,000 gifts totaling more than $7.5 million.

“This community of alumni, parents and friends across the tri-state region takes great pride in SMU’s growing prominence here in the northeast and around the country,” said James H. MacNaughton ’72, ’73, co-chair of the Campaign Steering Committee for New York. “SMU’s students and faculty are doing great things, and we are inspired by the opportunity to help build a foundation for the University’s next century.”

(L-R) Douglas Waggoner, Karin Waggoner, their son, incoming first-year student Reed Waggoner ’17, Tracey Osbourne Damianos ’84, and Christopher P. Damianos attend the New York-area gathering of SMU alumni, parents and friends.

(L-R) Douglas Waggoner, Karin Waggoner, their son, incoming first-year student Reed Waggoner ’17, Tracey Osbourne Damianos ’84, and Christopher P. Damianos attend the New York-area gathering of SMU alumni, parents and friends.

The following week, on April 4, 130 supporters attended a gathering at the Metropolitan Club of Washington, D.C., to celebrate contributions from more than 900 donors, including almost 2,800 gifts totaling more than $5 million.

“The Washington, D.C., region continues to send talented students to our campus in Dallas, serves as a destination for our graduates to launch their careers and is home to some of our most generous donors,” President Turner said.

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