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The 2014-2015 school year is SMU’s last chance during The Second Century Campaign to set a new record for alumni giving – and your chance to further enhance the value of your SMU degree. Your gifts enable improvements across campus and contribute to SMU's rise in national rankings. Let’s show everyone that SMU Mustangs finish strong.

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SMU Campaign Update provides a summary of the latest developments for leaders and volunteers of The Second Century Campaign. SMU's Annual Report highlights the University’s extraordinary progress during our centennial commemoration period. View all Campaign publications here.



Perkins Chapel at Southern Methodist University

$2.5 million gift endows Susanna Wesley Centennial Chair in Practical Theology
New chair through the Texas Methodist Foundation will help shape the growing field of practical theology in SMU Perkins School of Theology.

SMU Cox School of Business

Gift from Janet and Craig Duchossois establishes endowed professorship in SMU Cox
$1 million gift from two alumni will create the Janet and Craig Duchossois Endowed Professorship in Management and Organizations.

Dallas Hall at SMU

Two new gifts for endowed faculty positions at SMU to be announced at event honoring donors
Two gifts totaling $3.5 million will strengthen the SMU faculty with new endowed positions in two schools.

Jack Knox

$1.5 million gift from Jack Knox to fund new Dedman Law faculty chair for children’s rights, protection
A $1.5 million gift from business leader and SMU alumnus Jack D. Knox ’60 ’63 will establish the Jack Knox Chair in the Rights and Protection of Children at SMU Dedman School of Law.


Denver-area commitments of more than $7.6 million support SMU Second Century Campaign
Alumni, parents and friends of SMU from the Denver area were acknowledged Oct. 9, 2014, at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science for their generous combined commitments of more than $7.6 million toward the University’s Second Century Campaign.

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$2 million gift from Mary and Richard Templeton funds new SMU Lyle School Centennial Chair
A gift of $2 million from Mary and Richard Templeton will create a new endowed faculty position in electrical engineering in SMU’s Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering.

On Sept. 12 SMU broke ground on Harold Clark Simmons Hall, the second new building for the  Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. From left are: Brad Cheves, vice president for development and external affairs; Miriam Ortiz, Ph.D. student who gave the invocation; R. Gerald Turner, SMU president; Mrs. Simmons, donor; David Chard, Simmons School dean; and Mike Boone, chair of the SMU Board of Trustees.

SMU breaks ground for new education building
SMU broke ground Sept. 12 for Harold Clark Simmons Hall, the second building for the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development.