Reunion Class Giving Goals

SMU Reunions

Reunion Class Giving Goals

SMU hopes 30% of all reunion-year alumni will be inspired to give back to their alma mater as part of SMU's Centennial Celebration before December 31.

Each class aims to inspire as many classmates as possible to make a gift of any size to any area of SMU before Homecoming weekend. Visit this site to see progress, view donor lists and celebrate as classes reach (and exceed) their goals.

Join the Stampede. Your participation matters!

Class Year Number donors for goal Number of donors to go*
Class of 1969 264 (35%) 157
Class of 1974 487 (45%) 370
Class of 1979 290 (30%) 160
Class of 1984 335 (30%) 211
Class of 1989 343 (30%) 236
Class of 1994 302 (30%) 197
Class of 1999 342 (30%) 252
Class of 2004 312 (25%) 209
Class of 2009 342 (25%) 194

* Donors as of July 16, 2014. Gifts from classmates made between January 1 and December 31, 2014 will be included in these numbers.

The annual giving rate is a significant part of the formula used to determine ranking in publications such as U.S. News & World Report. A high ranking helps SMU attract the best and brightest students and faculty, thus increasing the prestige of this great University.

  • An annual gift of any size each and every year indicates alumni’s vote of confidence and symbolizes their inspired gratitude for their experience at SMU.
  • When measuring alumni giving participation, a $100 gift counts the same as a $1 million gift. Gifts to any area of SMU count as reunion year gifts and are part of The Second Century Campaign totals.
  • Because SMU’s base of support has been lower than its peers, the Board of Trustees has set a goal of SMU’s Second Century Campaign to focus on annual support. By 2015, SMU hopes that 25% of its alumni will consistently make annual gifts.

Help your class reach its goal! Celebrate your reunion year during SMU’s Centennial with a gift to SMU.  View more information on why your gift makes a difference.