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Yearly Giving Challenge Gains Momentum

A total of 9,058 undergraduate alumni provided gifts to SMU as part of the University’s Join the Stampede giving challenge during the period from June 1 through December 31, 2014, ending the year strongly and exceeding the set goal of

Exclusive Options for Planned Gifts in SMU Centennial Year

Gifts provided to SMU through estates and trusts help ensure long-term support for a range of University priorities. SMU has placed special emphasis on planned giving during 2015, the centennial of the University’s opening and the final year of The

Solving Complex Legal Issues

A $3.125 million gift will launch the Tsai Center for Law, Science and Innovation in Dedman School of Law. The combined $2.5 million endowment and $625,000 in operational funding for the first five years provides a platform for collaboration among

Leadership Gifts Launch Final Campaign Year

SMU began the final year of The Second Century Campaign with six new leadership commitments for a range of University priorities. Here is a list of those gifts and the generous donors who provided them: $1.5 million from Investor’s Business

Expanding Care: Construction begins on new health center

SMU broke ground in December on the new Dr. Bob Smith Health Center, a 33,000-square-foot facility designed to provide comprehensive outpatient health care to more than 11,000 SMU students on an ongoing basis throughout each school year. A $5 million

Campaign Q&A: Ruth Collins Sharp Altshuler ‘48

Dallas civic leader Ruth Altshuler serves as co-chair of The Second Century Campaign Leadership Council, co-chair of The Second Century Celebration Organizing Committee and as an SMU trustee. She served as chair of the Board of Trustees from 2000–02. She

Final Year Countdown: Major gifts add momentum as last campaign year begins

SMU began the final year of the $1 billion Second Century Campaign with six new leadership commitments that accelerated campaign momentum. As SMU moves closer to reaching the campaign’s overall financial goal, campaign volunteers also continue efforts to achieve the

President’s Message

With the beginning of 2015, we have reached the final year of The Second Century Celebration, commemorating the centennials of SMU’s founding in 1911 and its opening in 1915. I am delighted to report that on its 100th anniversary your

Fort Worth Alumni Gather

President’s Associates Reception