Brick by brick: Centennial pavers help build Faculty-Staff Campaign

Julie Wiksten Centennial paverSMU faculty and staff members can make their mark on campus – literally – with a gift this year to the Second Century Campaign.

Each individual who makes a gift of $100 in honor of the University’s centennial will be recognized with an engraved paver placed in the Centennial Promenade – part of the new Turner Centennial Quadrangle to be constructed for the 100th anniversary of SMU’s opening in 2015. The Centennial Quad will be dedicated in a noon ceremony Sept. 9 at SMU’s Collins Executive Education Center, 3150 Binkley Avenue. Centennial Hall, a new interactive exhibit located in the basement of SMU’s Hughes-Trigg Student Center, will officially open immediately after the dedication.

In addition, gifts received before the Centennial Quad ceremony will help your school or unit get a gift in return. Each school or unit that achieves 40 percent giving participation by that date will be invited to a pizza party honoring the schools and units that meet the goal. Faculty and staff gifts made since June 1 and those already in payroll deduction will count toward school and unit goals.

Centennial contributions can be made with a one-time gift or through payroll deduction ($8.33 a month for 12 months). Gifts of any other size will count toward participation goals as well.

For more information, contact Donor Relations, 214-768-8699.

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> Choose a different fund or amount at the Faculty-Staff Campaign online giving form
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