Homecoming Giving Challenge


Dear SMU students,

The Union is an organization of student leaders that promotes class unity and supports the direction of SMU through class giving initiatives. This week, October 31- November 4, we are hosting our annual Homecoming Challenge with the purpose of increasing student giving by fostering an atmosphere of friendly competition between SMU’s undergraduate communities involved in Homecoming. We are asking for your help.

The goal of this Challenge is for each organization participating in Homecoming to have the highest percentage of his or her respective organization make a gift to SMU.  Individuals can give by visiting the Union’s website at www.smu.edu/theunion or find our Union members at tables located at float building. Whichever organization has the highest percentage of their members give to SMU will receive a matching gift for the total amount they’ve raised up to $1,000.  The check will be presented to the winning organization on November 5th at 12:30 p.m. at the Red, Blue and You tent, which will be located near the Flag Pole on the day of Homecoming.

Why should you give?  That’s a good question.  It’s a way for you to show your vote of confidence in SMU and invest in the value of your degree.  Considering tuition only covers approximately 70% of your experience at SMU, the 30% that comes from gifts is up to you and alumni.  Make a difference in your time here at SMU.  After all, you’re only in college once and I’m sure you want to see the difference made while you’re still here.

If you wish to have further information you may contact Stephanie Brown, Union President, at stephanieb@smu.edu or Austin Prentice, Student Body President, at aprentice@smu.edu.

Thank you in advance for your consideration and support.

Pony Up,

Stephanie Brown                                            Austin Prentice
Union President, Class of 2012                      Student Body President, 2011-2012


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