Category Archives: Gifts

Celebrating Leadership: Harold Clark Simmons Hall second building for Simmons School

SMU broke ground Sept. 12 on Harold Clark Simmons Hall, the second building for the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. The ceremony follows a gift of $25 million from Harold C. and Annette Caldwell Simmons ’57

Up Next: All In for Homecoming

Join the Stampede continues with the next mini-campaign of the yearly alumni giving challenge. All In for Homecoming runs through November 13, the Thursday before Homecoming Weekend. To exceed the goal of 6,000 undergraduate alumni donors by Homecoming, SMU invites

Mustang Band Hall Dedicated

With a blast of horns and a rolling drumbeat, SMU dedicated the new Mustang Band Hall September 19. Five times larger than its previous space, the new facility features an expanded rehearsal hall, enhanced practice rooms and an outdoor performance

Stampeding Forward: SMU exceeds first yearly giving milestone

A total of 4,236 undergraduate alumni provided gifts to SMU before September 20, exceeding the goal of 4,000 and surpassing the first milestone in the Join the Stampede alumni yearly giving challenge. The milestone is one of several toward the

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,