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Homecoming Weekend September 23–27

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Breaking Campaign Records

SMU Unbridled: The Second Century Campaign has made SMU fundraising history and exceeded records set by previous giving initiatives. To date the campaign, which runs through December 31, 2015, has: Gained support from the largest number of donors – more

Campaign Q&A: Gerald J. Ford ’66, ’69

Gerald J. Ford is a former chair of the SMU Board of Trustees, Convening Co-chair of The Second Century Campaign and has served on numerous other SMU boards and committees. He was honored with SMU’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 1995

SMU Reaches $1 Billion Campaign Goal Ahead of Schedule

Resources support students, academic quality and campus life On September 24 SMU announced that The Second Century Campaign had reached its $1 billion goal ahead of schedule, raising unprecedented funding for scholarships, academic positions and programs, facilities and other enhancements

A Chance to Make a Real Splash

A new SMU Aquatics Center is slated for construction on the University’s East Campus and will serve as the future home of Mustang men’s and women’s swimming and diving. The new facility, which replaces historic Perkins Natatorium, will include a

Donors Use Centennial Opportunities to Honor Others

On Founders’ Day, April 15, 2016, the SMU community will enjoy the dedication of two transformed spaces on the campus: the Crain Family Centennial Promenade and the Fondren Centennial Reading Room. Donors are taking advantage of the unique naming opportunities

Homecoming Promises a Historic Celebration

Preparations are under way for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of SMU’s 100th anniversary throughout Homecoming Weekend, September 23–26, 2015. “If you have been contemplating a return to your alma mater, the final Homecoming of The Second Century Celebration is one you

Stampede Succeeds: 13,980 undergraduate alumni give in 2014–15

Facing the final opportunity to reach a key goal of The Second Century Campaign, SMU donors came through with record-setting generosity. During the 2014–15 school year, 13,980 undergraduate alumni made a gift to SMU, which represents 26 percent of all

President’s Message: August 2015

Thank you to the many donors who helped us achieve one of our key Second Century Campaign goals: 25 percent alumni giving in a single fiscal year. Reaching this new University record for giving had previously eluded us. This year,

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