SMU needs to receive gifts from 13,625 undergraduate degree holders between June 1, 2014, and May 31, 2015. This number is critical in helping SMU rise in national rankings such as those by U.S. News & World Report, which counts the percentage of undergraduates who give annually as a measure of institutional quality.

Inside this issue of Campaign Update is a pledge card that allows donors to provide recurring annual gifts for three years or more. Donors who pledge over multiple years greatly help SMU sustain and raise its yearly giving percentage. Those who do so also are automatically eligible for membership in the Hilltop Society, which recognizes donors who give in successive years. You may also give at