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

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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|

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|

2010-11 faculty-staff campaign reaches 44 percent participation

Faculty-staff campaign carnival 2010The faculty and staff fundraising initiative supporting SMU’s Second Century Campaign has reached 44 percent giving participation among all faculty and staff members for fiscal year 2010-11, according to the University’s Office of Development and Alumni Affairs (DAA).

Legal Affairs, the Office of the President and the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development all achieved their participation goals of 100 percent. Their achievements were announced at the Sept. 22 fall carnival that kicked off the 2010-11 faculty and staff campaign.

As of Sept. 30, faculty and staff have made 960 gifts in fiscal year 2010-11 to support The Second Century Campaign. Each area’s percentage of progress to its goal as of that date is listed below:

Legal Affairs – 100%
Office of the President – 100%
Simmons School of Education & Human Development – 100%
Perkins School of Theology – 89%
Development & External Affairs – 88%
Student Affairs – 75%
Office of the Provost – 74%
Lyle School of Engineering – 69%
Dedman College – 59%
Central University Libraries – 55%
Cox School of Business – 51%
Business & Finance – 48%
Dedman School of Law – 45%
Meadows School of the Arts – 38%
Athletics – 32%

The faculty and staff component of the University’s Second Century Campaign achieved total participation of 65 percent during the 2009-10 fiscal year, against a goal of 25 percent annual participation and 50 percent participation over the campaign’s life.

This year’s objective is for each of the University’s 15 areas to exceed last year’s participation rate. The deans, vice presidents and the athletic director have set goals for their respective units that reflect their results from the past year.

The Second Century Campaign officially launched Sept. 12, 2008, with the goal of raising $750 million by 2015 to support student quality, faculty and academic excellence and the campus experience.

(Above, faculty and staff members gather in the Martha Proctor Mack Grand Ballroom at Umphrey Lee Center for a fall carnival celebrating the 2010-11 campaign kick-off.)

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

October 5, 2010|News|

Faculty-staff campaign revs up with fall carnival Sept. 22

Faculty-staff campaign event 2010 logo

A fall carnival, complete with food and games, will kick off the second year of SMU’s faculty and staff funding drive supporting The Second Century Campaign. It will take place 3-5 p.m. Sept. 22 in the newly renovated (and renamed) Martha Proctor Mack Grand Ballroom, Umphrey Lee Center.

Faculty and staff members may RSVP online at the Second Century Campaign website.

The faculty and staff component of the University’s Second Century Campaign achieved total participation of 65 percent during the 2009-10 fiscal year, against a goal of 25 percent annual participation and 50 percent participation over the campaign’s life. This year’s objective is for each of the University’s 15 areas to exceed last year’s participation rate. The deans, vice presidents and the athletic director have set goals for their respective units that reflect their results from this past year.

The new year will also see a new faculty co-chair for the campaign. Marc Christensen, professor of electrical engineering in the Lyle School of Engineering, replaces Harold Stanley, who has joined the University administration as associate provost.

There will be a campuswide contest to reach the established participation goals. The competition takes place among all seven schools plus Athletics; Business and Finance; Central University Libraries; Development and External Affairs; Office of the President; Provost/Academic Affairs; Legal Affairs; and Student Affairs. The school and the unit that are closest to their participation goals as of Sept. 22 will be announced at the kick-off event.

All faculty and staff members are encouraged to make a gift before the event or to bring their pledge cards to the carnival.

“In talking to alumni, the Board of Trustees and others we hope will support the campaign, to be able to say that 65 percent of faculty and staff members had contributed really went a long way. I thank you for that,” said SMU President R. Gerald Turner at a faculty and staff donor reception Aug 25. “It is a statement of how much we who work here believe in this University, and that’s a powerful message.

“SMU has been blessed with a total of $400,000 that faculty and staff gave last year. That money works in many ways, throughout the University,” Turner added. “Thank you for being the first to be involved, and for being leaders in your areas. We do appreciate it.”

The Second Century Campaign officially launched Sept. 12, 2008, with the goal of raising $750 million by 2015 to support student quality, faculty and academic excellence and the campus experience.

> RSVP for the 2010 Fall Carnival
> Visit the Campaign for Faculty and Staff site at smu.edu/fs
> Learn more about the Campaign Steering Committee for Faculty and Staff
> Download a pledge form (PDF format)
> Make a contribution or schedule a payroll deduction online
> Track the progress of your school or department
> Find the names of faculty and staff donors on the Red Pony page

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