SMU’s 2012-13 Faculty-Staff Campaign kicks off with an Olympic-sized celebration 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, in the Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports.
“Giving For the Gold” will feature food, beverages, Olympic-themed games and prizes. SMU President R. Gerald Turner will give his remarks at 4 p.m.
Faculty and staff gifts received by noon on Sept. 5 will be counted in the participation competition that jump-starts each year’s campaign effort. The school or administrative unit with the highest rate of participation this fiscal year to date will be announced during the kickoff event.
SMU is seeking the same levels of participation for faculty and staff as for alumni: 25 percent annual participation and 50 percent cumulative participation over the life of the campaign.
The Campaign Steering Committee includes representatives from 13 areas of the University, which includes all seven schools plus Athletics; Business and Finance; Central University Libraries; Development and External Affairs; President’s Office, Provost/Academic Affairs and Legal Affairs; and Student Affairs.
The Second Century Campaign launched Sept. 12, 2008, with the goal of raising $750 million by 2013 to support student quality, faculty and academic excellence and the campus experience.