Category Archives: Gifts

Why 13,625?

SMU needs to receive gifts from 13,625 undergraduate degree holders between June 1, 2014, and May 31, 2015. This number is critical in helping SMU rise in national rankings such as those by U.S. News & World Report, which counts

Join the Stampede! Focus on yearly giving in 2014–15

The Second Century Campaign will emphasize the importance of yearly gifts in 2014–15, the last fiscal year of the largest fundraising initiative in SMU history. The effort will focus, in part, on achieving the key campaign goal of having at

Gift Aims to Improve Education in West Dallas

A $2.5 million gift from Russell Budd and Dorothy Budd ’06 will endow the newly named Budd Center: Involving Communities in Education in Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. The Budd Center will focus on a strategic

Legal Center Gift Honors Father and Serves Victims

A new legal center at SMU’s Dedman School of Law will provide services for the victims of domestic violence, sex trafficking and other crimes against women. Ray L. ’65 and Nancy Ann Hunter Hunt ’65 have committed $5 million to

Art history gifts boost Fort Worth total

Alumni, parents and friends of SMU from the Fort Worth area have committed more than $9 million toward SMU’s Second Century Campaign, boosted by two leadership gifts for the Department of Art History in SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts.

Securing the Future: Leadership gift for cyber security institute, innovation gym

A $7.75 million gift from Darwin Deason, founder of Affiliated Computer Services, will launch the Darwin Deason Institute for Cyber Security and support the Deason Innovation Gym in SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering. Deason’s gift provides a $5 million endowment,

Creating a Taos campus center

A $2.5 million gift from trustee David B. Miller ’72, ’73 and Carolyn Miller will help fund a new $4 million campus center at SMU-in-Taos in New Mexico. The Center will feature a large, open gathering space for students and

Moody Coliseum and Miller Event Center Opening Events

Cutting the Ribbon A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the expanded and renovated Moody Coliseum and new Miller Event Center was held as part of SMU’s December Commencement ceremony December 21. Moody Family and Moody Foundation Miller Family Attends December 17 Celebration

Moody Magic: Renovated Moody Coliseum and new Miller Event Center open

An expanded and renovated Moody Coliseum and the new Miller Event Center officially opened at SMU’s December Commencement ceremony December 21, and the University ushered in a new era at Moody with a historic win in the first basketball game

Events encourage Campaign giving

The support of alumni, parents and friends throughout the United States has been a crucial factor in SMU’s continuing rise as a top educational institution. As the SMU Calendar demonstrates, the University is committed to engaging SMU’s extended family in