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Founders’ Day Festivities: Commemoration highlights Meadows Museum’s 50th anniversary

Save the Date: SMU Centennial Commemoration

A panoply of events over four days, including an SMU community gathering in McFarlin Auditorium on September 24, will mark the 100th anniversary of the University’s opening this fall during Homecoming. Events will kick off with a student Centennial Countdown

Planned gifts help SMU and elevate individuals’ campaign giving

Gifts to SMU through trusts and estates have provided a cornerstone of security for the University throughout its lifetime, contributing to SMU’s financial stability and ensuring ongoing support for a range of priorities. Donors who notify SMU of a planned

Engraved plaques to recognize campaign donors

The names of the most generous Second Century Campaign donors will be engraved for display on permanent plaques to be unveiled in spring 2016. The campaign, the most successful and transformative fundraising initiative in SMU history, is slated to end

Yearly giving challenge gains momentum

Donors charged past two spring campaign participation goals as part of the Join the Stampede giving challenge, putting SMU within reach of achieving an overall goal of 25 percent alumni giving in 2014–15, the final fiscal year of The Second

Faculty gifts for Cox and Dedman Law: Two new endowed faculty positions move SMU closer to goal of 110

Gifts for a faculty directorship in Cox School of Business and an endowed chair in Dedman School of Law have propelled SMU closer to achieving The Second Century Campaign goal of 110 endowed faculty positions. A gift of $2 million

Perfect Stroke: SMU Tennis Complex dedicated

SMU dedicated its new 45,000-square-foot tennis complex February 20, opening a competition-level facility for practice, training and tournament play. The SMU Tennis Complex will be home to the University’s top-ranked men’s and women’s tennis teams and will provide a premier

Fondren Centennial Reading Room

As SMU concludes its centennial celebration and begins a second century of achievement, the University is restoring the grand reading room in historic Fondren Library Center to its original grandeur. Made possible by the generosity of The Fondren Foundation, the

Campaign Q&A: Carl Sewell ‘66

A national leader in the automotive industry, Mr. Sewell is chairman of Sewell Automotive Companies. He serves as co-chair of The Second Century Campaign, co-chair of The Second Century Celebration Organizing Committee and SMU trustee. Mr. Sewell was chair of

President’s Message

The entire Second Century Campaign has been filled with historic moments, and this spring featured two of the most significant. In this Campaign Update you will read about The Meadows Foundation’s extraordinary Second Century Campaign gift in support of Meadows