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President's Partners

Faculty Staff Giving Campaign

President's Partners

SMU faculty and staff members directly support the work of their colleagues and enhance the student experience through the President's Partners program.



Based on the number of years of giving, faculty and staff who give at least $100 in SMU’s fiscal year to the President’s Partners program receive one of these pins.

Year 1 — Red
Year 2 — Blue
Year 3 — Gold
Year 4 — Platinum
Year 5 — Gold with ruby
Year 10 — Platinum with Sapphire

Since the introduction of the program, gifts to the President's Partners program have funded a number of important projects. For example, past grant recipients received funds to purchase anthropometric equipment for student research in Anthropology (2011), equipment to enhance a mentoring program in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development (2008), and a Lemur multitouch control surface for performance and studio research in the Meadows School of the Arts (2009). See the list of additional grants funded by the President's Partners Program.

Gifts can be made by payroll deduction, credit card, or check. Donors who give $100 or more each fiscal year (June 1 through May 31) will receive special recognition.

For inquiries about President’s Partners program grants, contact Arlene Zalkovsky in the Provost's Office at 214-768-2816. For questions about the President’s Partners program, please e-mail or call 214-768-4071.