campaign update

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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Historic Donor Gathering Celebrates A Century Of Progress

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of SMU’s master plan, and the laying of the cornerstone of Dallas Hall in 1912, donors of SMU’s more than 100 buildings gathered for a luncheon in October as part of the Second Century Celebration.

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Endowed Chair In Meadows School To Honor Classical Scholar

A $1.5 million gift from the estate of Karl Kilinski II will establish SMU’s 84th endowed faculty position. In addition, Kilinski’s personal library of classical materials in the arts and humanities, as well as his research papers, have been donated to Central University Libraries. The Karl Kilinski II Endowed Chair

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Crain Foundation Gift Paves Way For New Centennial Promenade

A new gift from The Crain Foundation will enhance the SMU campus with a pedestrian walkway linking the Hughes-Trigg Student Center on the north with the new Residential Commons complex to be built on the southern end of the campus. The Crain Family Centennial Promenade will add a highly visible and

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Smith Gift Provides Health Center With New Lease On Life

With a $5 million gift from the Dr. Bob and Jean Smith Foundation, SMU will transform the aging Memorial Health Center into an updated health care resource to accommodate the needs of the growing campus community. As the 52-year-old facility begins a fresh chapter, it will be renamed the Dr.

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