Enhance campus and community

Goal: $450 million

By continuing to strengthen our community engagement, nationally competitive athletics and diverse public programming, we will make a positive difference in Dallas and in communities far beyond the Hilltop.

SMU Ignited donors will enhance the quality of life and the global impact of Dallas by partnering with corporations, civic entities and nonprofits such as through the model Pre-K–8 STEM school in West Dallas and legal clinics that help those in need.

Your support of SMU Ignited will help SMU offer students unique internships, employment and volunteer experiences, building on the vibrancy of North Texas.

Investments during SMU Ignited will modernize and enhance campus facilities and student services to support our students’ personal, professional and academic ambitions.

With your support, SMU Ignited will strengthen the University’s competitiveness in Division I athletics by investing in facilities, innovative programs, student-athlete success and community outreach efforts.

SMU Ignited donors will meet the needs of the business and civic communities by bolstering continuing and online learning programs that help people learn the skills to succeed in a rapidly changing world, and by creating centers and institutes that provide invaluable experts to businesses.

“My most memorable experiences at SMU were the times spent with my teammates, either on the road or off the court. SMU has completely shaped my path. I don’t think I would be in the situation I am in right now if I hadn’t gone to SMU.”

— Avery Acker ’16, Emergency Medical Resident, UT Southwestern Medical Center