campaign update

Gifts Totaling $8.5 Million Support Renovation Of Two Libraries

The renovation and updating of SMU’s Bridwell Library and Fondren Library Center will be advanced through gifts totaling $8.5 million from family foundations that have supported University libraries for most of SMU’s 100-year history.

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Gift Endows Meadows Museum Director Position

A $1 million gift from Linda and William Custard of Dallas will establish and endow the position of Linda P. and William A. Custard Director of the Meadows Museum and Centennial Chair in the Meadows School of the Arts. An additional $1 million from The Meadows Foundation will add to the endowment.

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$1.5 Million Gift To Fund Endowed Chair In Art History

A $1.5 million gift from the Kleinheinz Family Endowment for the Arts and Education will establish an endowed chair in the Division of Art History at Meadows School of the Arts.

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Law Alumni Reinvest In SMU, Dallas Through Professorship

Les Ware and Amy Abboud Ware have given $1 million to SMU Dedman School of Law not only to establish an endowed professorship at their alma mater, but also to reinvest in their home city of Dallas.

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Alumnus Gives $12.1 Million For Law School Scholarships

Alumni, parents and friends of SMU from the Houston area have committed more than $100 million toward SMU’s Second Century Campaign, capped by a $12.1 million gift by W. Yandell “Tog” Rogers, Jr. ’61 of Houston, shown with wife Suzie.

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Houston Gifts, Commitments Top $100 Million

Alumni, parents and friends of SMU from the Houston area have committed more than $100 million toward SMU’s Second Century Campaign, capped by a $12.1 million gift for endowed scholarships from W. Yandell “Tog” Rogers, Jr.

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Dedman Family, Foundation Gift Creates Interdisciplinary Institute

A $5 million gift from the Dedman family and The Dedman Foundation has created the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute (DCII). The new institute supports the University’s mission to expand knowledge through research and engaged learning beyond the classroom.

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Alumni Gift Honors Jeremy Adams

SMU graduates show appreciation for their former professor by establishing the Jeremy duQuesnay Adams Centennial Professorship in Western European Medieval History in his honor.

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Marriott Family Endows Meadows Professorship

A new gift of $1 million will create the Marriott Family Endowed Professor Fund in SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts.

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Loyds Fund Residential Commons

SMU Trustee Paul B. Loyd Jr. ’68 and his wife, Penny Requa Loyd, are continuing their longtime support of SMU with a $5 million gift to build a Residential Commons, one of five new student residences under construction in the southeast section of campus.

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