Category Archives: Gifts

Gift creates awards for inspiring SMU teachers

A gift of $1 million from Charles Mangum ’86 and his wife, Elaine Sheffer Mangum ’89, in honor of Charles’ parents will endow the Barbara and James Mangum Endowed Awards for Teaching Excellence. The gift was made as SMU continues

Fund supports new Residential Commons model

SMU is seeking gifts to the Residential Commons Fund to offset capital expenses for the ambitious project that has transformed the living-and-learning experience on the Hilltop. Six existing residence halls were renovated to become Residential Commons as part of the

Faculty world changers

Celebrating the Year of the Faculty, SMU salutes the contributions of its esteemed faculty members as inspiring educators, gifted researchers and committed University citizens. A significant contributor to faculty accomplishment is the creation of endowed faculty positions made possible by

Giving challenge stampedes past interim goal

The Join the Stampede giving challenge picked up momentum as more than 7,500 SMU undergraduate alumni made a gift to SMU between June 1, 2014, and Homecoming Weekend. The total significantly surpassed not only the original goal of 6,000 donors

Planning for the next century: $30 million goal for planned giving established

Gifts provided to the University through estates and trusts have played a critical role throughout SMU’s history, helping ensure long-term support for a range of University priorities. Such gifts also have had a significant impact on the success of The

World Changing: New endowments add to SMU faculty strength

As SMU continues its commemoration of the Year of the Faculty, three new gifts for endowed faculty positions have brought the total number of such positions at SMU to 102 en route to achieving a goal of 110. A gift

Tower Scholars program endowed

Gifts totaling more than $4 million will endow and provide operational support for the new Tower Scholars Program – a unique immersion experience for undergraduates in public policymaking through SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies. A gift of

Gift Establishes Electrical Engineering Chair

A gift of $2 million from Mary and Richard Templeton to create a new endowed faculty position in electrical engineering in Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering will support an outstanding faculty member in an academic discipline dedicated to designing

Family Law Clinic Created

An anonymous gift of $4 million to SMU’s Dedman School of Law will endow the new VanSickle Family Law Clinic to provide free legal help for Dallas-area residents as well as essential skills training for Dedman Law students. The clinic,

Groundbreaking and Dedication at SMU-in-Taos

SMU-in-Taos celebrated new facilities and other improvements at the campus in Northern New Mexico in July. Ground was broken July 18 for the Carolyn and David Miller Campus Center. The Chapel at Fort Burgwin, named for the pre-Civil War fort