Jorge C. Juarez- “Why I Give”

January 27, 2015

“Growing up the youngest of seven to a single-mother family, I could not have attended college if it were not for generous faculty/staff members who made it possible by giving. Not only did I obtain a Bachelor’s, I continued my

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Mickey Saloma- “Why I Give”

February 7, 2014

“I don’t have a degree from SMU, but I got here as quickly as I could.  SMU is a great investment for so many students. The new students we bring in every year will only bring more value to the

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Julie Wiksten- “Why I Give”

I’ll never be able to give enough money to have my name on a building, but I can still be a part of the incredible growth that I see all around me.  Whether it’s an engraved paver or knowing that

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Caroline Brettell- Why I Give

February 4, 2014

I have given to SMU pretty consistently over the years.  My gifts have often been to honor a retiring colleague, or a chair who is stepping down, or in memory of a lost friend. But they have also been to

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Judy Gibbons- Why I Give

Why do I give?  As a member of the support staff of Perkins School of Theology, why do I give back to Perkins and SMU some of the money I am paid to do my job?   Some time ago

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Eli Olinick- “Why I Give”

It may sound cliché, but I give to the Faculty and Staff Campaign to give back to SMU. This year I am giving to the memorial fund in honor Jeff Kennington. Jeff was instrumental in bringing me to SMU, guiding

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Fred Olness- “Why I Give”

Our Department took a collection to donate Pavers for the Centennial Promenade in honor of our Emeriti Faculty.  They were honored to have such a place in the Centennial festivities, and it seems fitting to have a tangible memento to

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Ann Fielder – “Why I Give”

“I have supported SMU every year I’ve been an employee. Being in DEA, I see firsthand the impact gifts of any size can make—from programming to capital projects. I don’t really like to think of my donations as giving back;

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Judy Gibbons – “Why I Give”

“Why do I give? As a member of the support staff of Perkins School of Theology, why do I give back to Perkins and SMU some of the money I am paid to do my job? Some time ago I

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Michael Hawn – “Why I Give”

January 31, 2014

“I have been a contributor to SMU since I became a faculty member in 1992. I increased my annual pledge several years ago significantly not only because of the capital campaign, but also because I realized that I will had

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