Join us to ignite the future
As the premier private university in North Texas, SMU shapes future leaders who transform communities and organizations through ingenuity and thoughtful problem-solving. SMU Ignited: Boldly Shaping Tomorrow – our multiyear, $1.5 billion campaign – will fuel the bold, the curious and the creative in three ways:
Empower outstanding students
With your support, we will transform the lives of high-achieving students, enabling them to attend SMU regardless of financial means and apply what they gain on the Hilltop as they change the world.
Enrich teaching and research
This is our moment to join the highest rank of universities – to accelerate knowledge and tackle grand challenges.
Your support has brought us here, and you will usher us into our future.
R. Gerald Turner, SMU President
Since its creation more than a century ago, SMU has become a central figure in our city’s development, representing bold change, groundbreaking innovation and advancements in learning.
SMU Campaign Leadership Council
Blazing a new path
To encourage SMU’s grand vision for students, faculty, the campus and the greater community, many donors stepped up to provide early support for SMU Ignited – including landmark commitments at record-breaking levels.
Largest gift in SMU history
Thanks to these gifts and many more, SMU Ignited launches with tens of thousands of donors and commitments well beyond $600 million.
When you partner with SMU through SMU Ignited, your impact resonates far beyond the Hilltop. Join us at the forefront of this latest Mustang stampede.