2012-13 Faculty-Staff Campaign goes for gold in Sept. 5 kickoff

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2012-13 Faculty-Staff Campaign goes for gold in Sept. 5 kickoff

Faculty-Staff Campaign 2012-13 'Giving For the Gold' logo

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.

Visit smu.edu/fs for more Faculty-Staff Campaign information
Make your gift online

September 4, 2012|Calendar Highlights, News, Save the Date|

Make a gift by Dec. 31, 2011, get a tax deduction (and a pony)

Red PerunaDon’t forget to make your gift to SMU’s Campaign for Faculty and Staff by New Year’s Eve – and join nearly 1,100 faculty and staff members who have already shown their support of the University by making a gift this academic year. The IRS deadline is Dec. 31 for making charitable donations that are tax-deductible for 2011.

Thirteen of the campaign’s 15 areas are seeking progress toward their participation targets before the tax year ends. The Offices of the President and Legal Affairs have met their goals of 100% participation. Visit the Faculty and Staff giving site to see the progress each school and division has made toward their 2011-12 donor goals.

Donors may choose the school, department or program that will benefit from their contribution, and gifts to the President’s Partners program count toward The Second Century Campaign goals. You’ll also get a pony – a running red Peruna with your name on it, as well as your name listed on the Faculty/Staff Donors page.

Sample paver for the SMU Centennial PlazaIn addition, SMU faculty and staff members can make their mark on campus – literally – with a gift this year to the Second Century Campaign. Each individual who makes a gift of $100 in honor of the University’s centennial will be recognized with an engraved paver placed in the Centennial Promenade – part of the new Turner Centennial Quadrangle to be constructed for the 100th anniversary of SMU’s opening in 2015.

Download a pledge form (PDF format) or visit the Campaign for Faculty and Staff website to make a contribution or schedule a payroll deduction.

Visit the Campaign for Faculty and Staff site at smu.edu/fs
Download a pledge form (PDF format)
Make a contribution online
Schedule a payroll deduction online
> Purchase a paver for the Centennial Promenade
Track the progress of your school or department
Find names of faculty and staff donors on the Red Pony page

December 19, 2011|News, Save the Date|

Brick by brick: Centennial pavers help build Faculty-Staff Campaign

Julie Wiksten Centennial paverSMU faculty and staff members can make their mark on campus – literally – with a gift this year to the Second Century Campaign.

Each individual who makes a gift of $100 in honor of the University’s centennial will be recognized with an engraved paver placed in the Centennial Promenade – part of the new Turner Centennial Quadrangle to be constructed for the 100th anniversary of SMU’s opening in 2015. The Centennial Quad will be dedicated in a noon ceremony Sept. 9 at SMU’s Collins Executive Education Center, 3150 Binkley Avenue. Centennial Hall, a new interactive exhibit located in the basement of SMU’s Hughes-Trigg Student Center, will officially open immediately after the dedication.

In addition, gifts received before the Centennial Quad ceremony will help your school or unit get a gift in return. Each school or unit that achieves 40 percent giving participation by that date will be invited to a pizza party honoring the schools and units that meet the goal. Faculty and staff gifts made since June 1 and those already in payroll deduction will count toward school and unit goals.

Centennial contributions can be made with a one-time gift or through payroll deduction ($8.33 a month for 12 months). Gifts of any other size will count toward participation goals as well.

For more information, contact Donor Relations, 214-768-8699.

> Buy a Centennial Paver at smu.edu/fspaver
> Choose a different fund or amount at the Faculty-Staff Campaign online giving form
> Learn more about SMU’s Faculty-Staff Campaign at smu.edu/fs

September 6, 2011|Calendar Highlights, News, Save the Date|

SMU’s 100th anniversary celebration to begin Jan. 1, 2011

Dallas Hall historical markerSMU’s Board of Trustees has passed a resolution establishing the Second Century Celebration to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the University’s founding and opening.

The Board has designated Jan. 1, 2011 as the start of the celebration period, which will run through 2015. SMU was founded in 1911 and opened in 1915.

At its Dec. 3 meeting, the Board also established SMU Founders’ Day, designated as the third Friday in April each year “in recognition of the visionary institutions, organizations and individuals that founded the University on April 17, 1911,” according to a press release. Founders’ Day in 2011 will be celebrated on April 15.

Founders’ Day each spring will include Inside SMU, featuring a day of classes by SMU faculty for alumni, parents and friends Historical exhibits that chronicle the century of SMU’s development and contributions to Dallas and society will be displayed on campus throughout the celebration years.

Read more under the link below.

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December 14, 2010|Calendar Highlights, News, Save the Date|

Make a gift, get a pony: Donate to the campaign by Dec. 31

Red PerunaDon’t forget to make your gift to SMU’s Campaign for Faculty and Staff by New Year’s Eve – and join more than 1,000 faculty and staff who have already shown their support of SMU by making a gift this academic year. The IRS deadline is Dec. 31 for making charitable donations that are tax-deductible for 2010.

Thirteen of the campaign’s 15 areas are seeking progress toward their participation targets before the tax year ends. The Offices of the President and Legal Affairs have met their goals of 100% participation. Visit the Faculty and Staff giving site to see the progress each school and division has made toward the 2010-11 donor goals.

Donors may choose the school, department or program that will benefit from their contribution, and gifts to the President’s Partners program count toward The Second Century Campaign goals. You’ll also receive a running Peruna with your name on it, posted to the Faculty/Staff Donors page.

Download a pledge form (PDF format) or visit the Campaign for Faculty and Staff website to make a contribution or schedule a payroll deduction.

> Visit the Campaign for Faculty and Staff site at smu.edu/fs
> Download a pledge form (PDF format)
> Make a contribution online
> Schedule a payroll deduction online
> Track the progess of your school or department
> Find names of faculty and staff donors on the Red Pony page

December 13, 2010|News, Save the Date|
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