Charging Ahead

Bolstered by the success of The Second Century Campaign, and by our desire to finish important needs in support of academic programs, faculty, scholarships and campus enhancements, the Board of Trustees has boldly voted to raise the campaign goal to $1 billion. Learn more.

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SMU Campaign Update provides a summary of the latest developments for leaders and volunteers of The Second Century Campaign. SMU's Annual Report highlights the University’s extraordinary progress during our centennial commemoration period. View all Campaign publications here.



SMU Residential Commons rendering

$5 million gift from Harlan and Kathy Crow to support SMU Residential Commons
Harlan and Katherine Raymond Crow of Dallas have committed $5 million toward the construction of the Kathy Crow Commons in SMU's new Residential Commons complex, scheduled to open in fall 2014.

Ray and Nancy Hunt

Legal Center Gift
A gift from Ray and Nancy Hunt will create a new center to help victims of domestic violence.

Fort Worth event for SMU supporters

Fort Worth commitments, gifts pass $9 million in SMU Second Century fundraising campaign

Darwin Deason

Darwin Deason contributes $7.75 million to fund Cyber Security Institute, Innovation Gym

Carolyn and David Miller

David And Carolyn Miller provide lead gift for new SMU-in-Taos campus center

Michael K. McLendon

First of three new endowed academic positions named at SMU Simmons School of Education
Michael K. McLendon, associate dean of SMU’s Simmons School of Education and Human Development, has been named the Annette and Harold Simmons Centennial Chair.