Dear Faculty and Staff,
Thank you for your participation in the 2013-2014 Faculty and Staff funding drive supporting The Second Century Campaign. I am so pleased with the strong support that has been shown. Last year, over 1,400 faculty and staff members – 64% – gave to SMU helping to fund student scholarships, enhance the campus experience, and attract and retain outstanding faculty. This is an increase of 7% participation and 200 donors from last fiscal year.
As we begin a new academic year, first let me thank those of you who support the campaign on an ongoing basis through recurring payroll deductions. This is an easy way to participate, and once enrolled, nothing further needs to be done unless you wish to change the amount or designation of your gift. If you prefer, you can show your support of SMU this year by making a single-payment donation. As a reminder, gifts to any area on campus support the campaign, whether endowment or operating funds and including the Crain Family Centennial Promenade and the President’s Partners program.
Once again this year, each school and unit will have a participation goal. Click here to see your department’s goal for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Thank you for your continued support of SMU. Please Join the Stampede today.
R. Gerald Turner