Financial Report

Timeline of Momentum

The Second Century Campaign and The Second Century Celebration marked progress through a number of historic announcements and events during the year.


August 21 Centennial Class of 2015 welcomed at Convocation
September 9 Board of Trustees launches year with a gift and dedication naming the R. Gerald Turner Centennial Quadrangle and Gail O. and R. Gerald Turner Centennial Pavilion
September 9 Cooper Centennial Fountain dedicated
September 9 Leadership gift received to name the Crain Family Centennial Promenade
September 9 Centennial Hall, located in Hughes-Trigg Student Center, opens to the public; funded by anonymous donor
September 28 Kitt Investing and Trading Center in Cox School of Business dedicated
October 1 SMU young alumni beat TCU young alumni in the “Fry the Frogs” annual giving challenge
October 2 George W. Bush Presidential Center “topping out” ceremony
November 3 SMU History Makers recognized at SMU Distinguished Alumni Awards
November 10-11 SMU hosts Centennial Academic Symposium, “The University and the City: Higher Education and the Common Good”
December 2 Campaign Executive Committee meets
January 7 Mustangs victorious in BBVA Compass Bowl, SMU’s third consecutive bowl game
January 19 SMU celebrates move to BIG EAST athletic conference
February 24 Lead gift supporting renovation and construction of SMU’s health center received from the Dr. Bob and Jean Smith Foundation honoring Dr. Bob Smith ’44
April 9 Stephen L. Arata ’88 and Kathryn Hedges Arata ’87, ’91 provide leadership gift to establish SMU’s second Endowed Centennial faculty position, the first in Dedman College
April 17 The Power of Partnership: SMU Community and Economic Impact Report published
April 20-22 Second annual Founders’ Day Weekend includes groundbreaking for campus construction and renovation projects, and other events
April 20 Leadership gift received from Penny Requa Loyd and Paul B. Loyd, Jr. ’68 for the second Residential Commons facility
April 22 Leadership gift from the Dedman Family and The Dedman Foundation establishes the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute
May 4 Campaign Executive Committee meets
May 12 Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice addresses 2012 graduating class
May 31 SMU announces Second Century Campaign momentum: $631 million total commitments toward $750 million goal; 24 percent annual alumni participation; 46.2 percent total campaign alumni participation