2012 Campaign News Archive
Two recent gifts expand special collections of SMU's Hamon Arts Library
Two recent gifts will expand the special collections housed in the Jake and Nancy Hamon Arts Library at SMU.
Dedman school of law alumni give $1 million for endowed professorship to reinvest in SMU, Dallas
Les Ware and Amy Abboud Ware have given $1 million to SMU Dedman School of Law not only to establish an endowed professorship at their alma mater, but also to reinvest in their home city of Dallas.
$1.5 million gift to fund endowed chair in Art History at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts
A $1.5 million gift from the Kleinheinz Family Endowment for the Arts and Education will establish an endowed chair in the Division of Art History at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts. “We are deeply grateful to the Kleinheinz Family Endowment for its generosity and visionary support,” said SMU President R. Gerald Turner. “This gift will enable Meadows School of the Arts to add further strength to the faculty and academic offerings in one of the school’s leading departments. The gift supports a major goal of SMU’s Second Century Campaign to endow 100 faculty positions and brings the current total to 86.”
Houston campaign commitments, gifts pass $100 million
Alumni, parents and friends of SMU from the Houston area have committed more than $100 million toward SMU’s Second Century Campaign, capped by a $12.1 million endowed scholarship fund from Houston business leader and attorney W. Yandell “Tog” Rogers, Jr.
SMU alumnus gives $12.1 million to Dedman School of Law
The Dedman School of Law has announced that W. Yandell “Tog” Rogers Jr. of Houston is giving $12.1 million to provide scholarships.
SMU graduates Stephen and Kathryn Arata honor favorite professor with $1.25 million professorship
Two SMU graduates are showing appreciation for a professor who made a lasting impact on their lives by establishing an endowed professorship in his honor. The $1.25 million gift from Stephen L. and Kathryn Hedges Arata of Dallas will create the Jeremy duQuesnay Adams Centennial Professorship in Western European Medieval History in honor of the longtime SMU professor, who will continue to teach in the University’s Clements Department of History.
$1 million gift from Marriott family to create endowed professor fund in SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts
A new gift of $1 million will create the Marriott Family Endowed Professor Fund in Meadows School of the Arts at SMU.
Gift from Crain Foundation to provide Centennial Promenade at SMU
A generous gift from The Crain Foundation will enhance the SMU campus with a pedestrian walkway linking the Hughes-Trigg Student Center on the north with the new Residential Commons complex to be built on the southern end of the campus.
Building for the future: Centennial Master Plan expands on founders’ vision
SMU is marking a milestone by reaching $610 million toward its Second Century Campaign goal of $750 million. A range of new initiatives to build and renovate campus facilities will be announced at a campus celebration at noon today (April 20), the first day of SMU’s 2012 Founders’ Day Weekend celebration. Today’s event will be near Ford Stadium at Doak Walker Plaza on campus. The public is invited.
Gift from the estate of Karl Kilinski II to endow new faculty chair in SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts
A $1.5 million gift from the estate of Karl Kilinski II will establish an endowed chair in the Department of Art History at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts.