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SMU is excited to announce that SMU Unbridled: The Second Century Campaign has reached its $1 billion goal ahead of schedule, raising unprecedented funding for scholarships, academic positions and programs, facilities and other enhancements to campus life. The campaign continues through December 31, 2015.

“As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of SMU’s opening, we are pleased to announce unprecedented new support for our future,” said SMU President R. Gerald Turner. “Our founders were forward-looking leaders, and they’d be pleased to see that today’s supporters are generously investing in our next century of achievement. These donors are truly the founders of our second century.”

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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.




Honoring Donors
SMU hosts a luncheon honoring donors whose gifts have provided new student scholarships and support funds.  

SMU Meadows School of the Arts

Gift to Journalism
Belo Foundation gives SMU Journalism $500,000 gift to recruit students with diverse backgrounds.

Umphrey Lee

Professorship Endowed
A $1.5 million gift from Highland Park United Methodist Church will endow the Umphrey Lee Professorship and establish the HPUMC Future Church Leaders Program.

Dallas Hall at SMU

$1B Goal Reached
SMU reaches $1 billion campaign goal ahead of schedule for resources supporting academic quality and campus life.

H. Ross Perot, Thomas W. Luce III and Ross Perot Jr.

Law Scholars Program
A $1.75 million gift will endow the Thomas W. Luce, III Centennial Dedman Law Scholars Program.


Clements Foundation Gifts to SMU-in-Taos
A $1 million gift from the Clements Foundation will support the position of the William P. Clements, Jr. Endowed Executive Director of SMU-in-Taos.