2006 Campaign News Archive
Huffington $10 million gift to support faculty compensation and student scholarships
A gift of $10 million from the Honorable Roy M. Huffington of Houston will establish endowments to support faculty compensation and scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students at Southern Methodist University.
Embrey Family Foundation $2.2 million gift to establish pilot human rights education program
A gift of $2.2 million to Southern Methodist University from the Embrey Family Foundation will establish a pilot human rights education program in Dedman College and provide support for basketball and soccer facilities.
First university gold-level LEED certification building in Texas open for classes at SMU
The first university building in Texas built for gold-level LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification is now open for classes at SMU.
Ray L. and Nancy Ann Hunt $35 million gift confirmed
SMU President R. Gerald Turner has confirmed that Dallas business leader and SMU trustee Ray L. Hunt and his wife, Nancy Ann, have made a $35 million commitment to SMU, the largest single gift in the University’s history.
Business School and Athletics to split $2.5 million gift from Miller and wife
A gift of $2.5 million to Southern Methodist University from SMU alumnus David B. Miller and his wife, Carolyn, of Dallas will be divided between the Edwin L. Cox School of Business and SMU Athletics.
Johnson $1 million gift to support Meadows piano program
A gift of $1 million from Jeanne Roach Johnson of Dallas will support the piano program in the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU.
Kresge Foundation $850,000 commitment for School of Engineering
The Kresge Foundation has made a commitment of up to $850,000 for the School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University.
Meadows Foundation pledges $33 million to Meadows School and Museum at SMU
The Meadows Foundation has pledged a total of $33 million to the Algur H. Meadows School of the Arts and its Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University.
Bobbly Lyle $3.4 million gift to support Business and Engineering Schools.
Gifts totaling $3.4 million from energy industry leader Bobby B. Lyle of Dallas will support initiatives in SMU’s Cox School of Business and School of Engineering with a focus on entrepreneurship and leadership.
$1.2 million gift from Custard and Pitts families to endow four President's Scholarships
A gift of $1.2 million from the William A. Custard and L. Frank Pitts family will endow four President’s Scholarships at Southern Methodist University.