SMU Corporate and Foundation Relations is a full-service team dedicated to your success, helping to deepen your relationship with SMU and find opportunities for collaboration. We work closely with corporate and foundation entities to build dynamic partnerships that advance our shared goals and mutually beneficial philanthropic, research and community development opportunities.

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We are dedicated to helping you connect with the right SMU resources – from University administration to faculty scholars, researchers, Athletics leadership and career services experts – and helping you seamlessly navigate our internal processes.




No matter your priorities, SMU has a wide range of initiatives that can help you achieve your philanthropic goals while advancing world-class education and supporting some of Texas’ brightest students.


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From facilitating placements that match students and companies to enabling collaborative research and development opportunities that bring together industry representatives, faculty and students, we work with our partners across industries, governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations to provide beneficial resources and expertise.

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We seek to build strong partnerships so together we can think big and do a world of good.

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Rob Strauss

Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Tim Angell

Director for Corporate Engagement

Lesley Warren

Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations 

Corporate and Foundation Relations

P.O. Box 750402
Dallas, Texas 75275-0402