Category Archives: Gifts

The Impact of Giving

Recent gifts to The Second Century Campaign have provided support for all three of The Second Century Campaign’s priorities, helping enhance faculty and academic excellence, student quality and the campus experience. Gift for new dining commons Anita and Truman Arnold

Climbing Higher: Leadership Gift Announced as Volunteers Focus on Future

SMU launched the final 24 months of The Second Century Campaign at a Volunteer Summit on the Hilltop October 25, during which President R. Gerald Turner also announced a $15 million lead gift from Trustee and Campaign Convening Co-chair Gerald

The Impact of Giving

Endowed Meadows Museum Directorship A $1 million gift from Linda Pitts Custard ’60, ’99 and William A. Custard ’57 will establish and endow the position of Linda P. and William A. Custard Director of the Meadows Museum and Centennial Chair

Year of Library Celebrated: New gifts help libraries meet evolving needs

New Second Century Campaign leadership gifts totaling $8.5 million will provide crucial support for the renovation and updating of two of SMU’s libraries. The gifts were announced as the University continues to celebrate the Year of the Library, part of

Ringing in a New Era

Historic Simmons gift for new building and faculty positions Harold C. Simmons and Annette Caldwell Simmons ’57 have committed a new gift of $25 million to SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. Their gift will fund

New Gifts for Faculty Excellence

New gifts, including the one from Harold C. Simmons and Annette Caldwell Simmons ’57, are supporting The Second Century Campaign goal of ensuring that SMU has at least 100 endowed faculty positions. Faculty endowments play a crucial role in helping

$2 Million Gift from Sarah Fullinwider Perot and Ross Perot, Jr., Creates Endowed Centennial Chair in Music

A $2 million gift from SMU Trustee Sarah Fullinwider Perot ’83 and Ross Perot, Jr., in honor of Sarah’s mother, Mrs. Leah Fullinwider, has established an endowed centennial chair in music performance at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, the

Tip-Off at Moody celebrates new gifts

New major gifts to SMU totaling more than $7 million will help fund the renovation and expansion of Moody Coliseum, a campus landmark that for nearly 50 years has been home to numerous athletic and community events, as well as

Houston marks a milestone: Commitments top $100 million

SMU’s Houston-area alumni, parents and friends as well as foundations and corporations have committed more than $100 million to The Second Century Campaign. That dramatic announcement was made by Scott J. McLean ’78, SMU trustee and co-chair of the Campaign

Supporting student quality: Historic Dedman Law gift endows scholarships

Gifts to The Second Century Campaign are playing a central role in SMU’s successful efforts to attract top students to the Hilltop. Thanks to the generosity and farsightedness of donors, more than $160 million has been invested in SMU’s student