Category Archives: Gifts

Family Law Clinic Created

An anonymous gift of $4 million to SMU’s Dedman School of Law will endow the new VanSickle Family Law Clinic to provide free legal help for Dallas-area residents as well as essential skills training for Dedman Law students. The clinic,

Groundbreaking and Dedication at SMU-in-Taos

SMU-in-Taos celebrated new facilities and other improvements at the campus in Northern New Mexico in July. Ground was broken July 18 for the Carolyn and David Miller Campus Center. The Chapel at Fort Burgwin, named for the pre-Civil War fort

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

$4 Million in Gifts to Fund SMU Tower Scholars Program

Gifts totaling more than $4 million will endow and provide operational support for the new Tower Scholars Program – a unique immersion experience for undergraduates in public policymaking through SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies.

SMU-in-Taos celebrates new facilities and other improvements

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