The SMU Human Rights Program has launched The Dignity Endowment Campaign to become the first endowed undergraduate degree-granting human rights institution in the United States.
Since 2006, the majority of the Human Rights Program's operational budget has been provided by annual grants from the Embrey Family Foundation and other community funders. Now, the time has come to guarantee that the full experience of SMU human rights education will be available far into the future.
A commitment to create a partial program endowment has already been received. Opportunities exist for donors to contribute to this pooled endowment, for which an additional $10 million is needed. Endowed gifts may be pledged over several years and may be named starting at the $100,000 level. Donors may also provide operational funds; for example, a $3 million operational gift would sustain program activity for six years. Operational funding can be directed toward specific initiatives such as staff salaries, student fellowships, lecture fees, conference expenses, or trip scholarships.
The Dignity Endowment Campaign: Defend. Demand. Donate!
For more information, please contact:
Mary Lynn Amoyo
Director of Development
Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences
firstname.lastname@example.org | 214-768-9202
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