It’s been an exciting year for SMU Young Alumni, from frying frogs to Peruna on the campaign trail. SMU young alumni set numerous records this year and have plenty of reasons to be proud ponies. The first accomplishment was when SMU beat TCU during our Fry the Frogs Campaign and then continued the victory by defeating the Horned Frogs on the football field! The excitement didn’t stop there. SMU Dallas Young Alumni had 14 events this year with 713 total attendees! Our highest attendance rate yet! Peruna finished out the year by hitting the campaign trail in order to gain young alumni support. His campaign strategies were a success! Hundreds of young alumni voted for Peruna which led to a record setting 2,742 young alumni donors!
We had tremendous local achievements but we can’t forget about our 52 chapters and four affinity groups who motivated their peers to pony up. Alumni in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, New York City, San Francisco, St. Louis and Washington, D.C. raised more than $631 million to support student quality, faculty and academic excellence and the campus experience.
SMU Hispanic Alumni inspired 200 Mustangs to contribute a combined total of $22,000 to their scholarship program which was awarded to two students. Black Alumni also had a stellar year with their inaugural scholarship initiative. They garnered 100 donors and $7,000 which was later awarded to a sophomore student.
These successes would not have been possible without the help of our 1,226 volunteers and loyal alumni like you. We appreciate all that you do for your alma mater. Go Mustangs!