Category Archives: Gifts

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

SMU opens new tennis complex

New commitments continue SMU campaign momentum

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

New SMU Dedman Law academic center to provide legal research in science and technology

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

Groundbreaking for Dr. Bob Smith Health Center

SMU broke ground Dec. 5 on the new Dr. Bob Smith Health Center, a 33,000-square-foot center 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