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Gifts in final months push campaign past goal

Donors provided significant support to The Second Century Campaign throughout its final months, ensuring a strong finish as the campaign progressed to its conclusion December 31, 2015, and pushing the total past the campaign’s goal. The Second Century Campaign ultimately

Campaign in Action: Facilities Built or Renovated

These examples are from among the 24 facilities built or renovated through the campaign. View a complete list. Moody Coliseum and Miller Event Center The eye-catching renovation of iconic Moody Coliseum, which re-opened in December 2013, features new seating, entertainment

Campaign in Action: Endowed Faculty Positions and Endowed Academic Programs

These examples are from among the broad range of endowed faculty positions and endowed academic programs established through the campaign. View a complete list. Innovative Human Rights Program The Embrey Human Rights Program introduces students to the study of universally

Campaign in Action: Endowed Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships

These examples are from among the broad range of endowed scholarships and graduate fellowships created through the campaign. View a complete list. Growing Scholarship Programs New academic scholarships include those offered by schools for students who express advance interest in

Campaign Q&A: Caren H. Prothro

Caren H. Prothro was a co-chair of The Second Century Campaign and served two terms as chair of SMU’s Board of Trustees. Her late husband, C. Vincent Prothro ’68, served as co-chair of the Perkins School of Theology committee during

A Special Message From R. Gerald Turner, President of SMU

Dear Friends of SMU, Today I delivered to the University’s Board of Trustees the final totals for SMU’s Second Century Campaign. The campaign has generated a total of $1.15 billion, surpassing the goal of $1 billion set by the University’s

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