This just in: The class of 1964 has set a new reunion record!
Last year the class of 1963 inspired 41% of their classmates to make a gift, setting an SMU 50-year reunion record! This year, we beat their record by achieving 44% participation. All gifts (and pledge payments) to SMU made from June 1, 2013 – May 31, 2014 counted toward our class goal! Every gift, every year matters. To join us in supporting SMU for the 2014-2015 fiscal year, you can make your gift here.
We thank you for supporting our reunion giving effort to demonstrate our appreciation for the University that gave us so much.
Why Should I Give?
- An annual gift of any size each and every year indicates an alumni’s vote of confidence and symbolizes their inspired gratitude for their experience at SMU.
- When measuring alumni giving participation, a $100 gift counts the same as a $1 million gift. Gifts to any area of SMU count as reunion year gifts and are part of the Second Century Campaign totals.
- The annual giving rate is a large part of the formula to determine ranking in publications such as U.S. News and World Report. A high ranking helps SMU attract the best and brightest students and faculty and showcases our pride for our alma mater to the world.
- Some foundations and other grant-making organizations look at the number of gifts rather than dollar amounts when determining grant requests. Your gift could help SMU secure thousands of dollars in funding.
- Because SMU’s base of support is lower than its peers, SMU’s Centennial Campaign has a special focus on annual support. By 2015, SMU hopes 25% of its alumni will consistently make annual gifts.
Join us in helping SMU achieve its participation goal this fiscal year and show your SMU pride. View more information on why your gift makes a difference.
If you have already made a gift this year, we thank you! Your participation matters.