Category Archives: Gifts

Restored to grandeur

Hundreds of guests enjoyed their first look at the restored Fondren Foundation Centennial Reading Room on Founders’ Day, April 15. The inspiring space for studying and research includes handcrafted Thos. Moser furniture, which can also be found in distinguished libraries

Addressing the Need for Criminal Justice Reform

SMU is launching the new Deason Family Criminal Justice Reform Center in Dedman School of Law, where scholars will conduct innovative research and educational programs to address the need for reforms in the U.S. criminal justice system. Independent research and

Campaign Finale

During The Second Century Campaign Finale on April 15, SMU unveiled a new campus monument recognizing major donors and dedicated the new Crain Family Centennial Promenade. The event, the centerpiece of this year’s Founders’ Day Weekend, commemorated the success of

Transforming a Space for Learning

The first Founders’ Day Weekend of SMU’s second century started on the steps of the traditional “heart of the university,” where the SMU community gathered April 15 to celebrate donors to the renovation of Fondren Library. With their gifts, the

Center Expands Study of Texas and Mexico

SMU will expand its study of the important relationship between Texas and its cross-border neighbor by establishing the Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center. The center will be part of the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies in Dedman College and

World-Class Facility for Accomplished Program

One hundred and fifty-five national titles, 91 Olympic appearances, 20 Olympic medals, 6 NCAA Swimmer or Diver of the Year awards. And soon, a new home. Building on a legacy of proud Olympians, world records and national titles, SMU broke

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

Crum Lacrosse and Sports Field Dedicated

Thanks to a gift from Gary T. Crum ’69 and Sylvie P. Crum, a wide range of SMU club sports teams now have a new home field. The new Crum Lacrosse and Sports Field opened for use January 19 and

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

SMU reaches $1 billion campaign goal ahead of schedule for resources supporting academic quality and campus life