Campaign updates

Our quarterly SMU Ignited campaign update provides news about recent gifts and stories of how our donors impact the Hilltop and beyond. To keep informed on the campaign, sign up for email updates.


Campaign Updated Winter 2023 cover image featuring SMU Mustang athletes
See how the newly launched ACC Competitiveness Campaign and the expanded Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center will strengthen SMU student-athletes to compete nationally. Plus, explore academic collaborations with the White House, NASA and more research that is fueling critical endeavors.

Explore the Winter 2023 issue

Frances Anne Moody Hall
Celebrate the dedication of the University’s new home for graduate studies, significant gifts in areas that include data science and engineering, and the news that SMU will join the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2024, which will profoundly impact our academic programs and SMU athletics.

Explore the Fall 2023 issue

Read about exciting new gifts that strengthen the University’s outstanding reputation for education related to the American West, create a specialization in musical theatre, continue the momentum of SMU Athletics and more. We also invite you to explore groundbreaking research and innovation projects by our faculty and students.

Explore the Summer 2023 issue

Celebrating a landmark $20 million gift from Mary and Richard Templeton
Experience the landmark $20 million gift to the Lyle School of Engineering and celebrate the 10th anniversary of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. View progress on major construction projects and learn about new programs, inspiring leaders and outstanding student achievements.

Explore the Spring 2023 issue

Weber bowl rendering
Celebrate the groundbreaking of the Garry Weber End Zone Complex at Gerald J. Ford Stadium and learn how the Mustang community is forging a brighter future through donor-funded scholarship and research opportunities, student-driven innovations and community-centered initiatives in healthcare, technology and education.

Explore the December 2022 issue

Explore the newly dedicated visual arts facilities within the Meadows School of the Arts and see how donor contributions are strengthening educational access, creating new avenues for community outreach and furthering the research and impact of the Mustang community on the Hilltop and beyond.

Explore the September 2022 issue

students walking on cox quad
Discover how investments will enhance Cox School of Business facilities, create an innovative hub for entrepreneurs, provide championship-caliber facilities for student-athletes and make SMU more accessible to outstanding students from across Texas.

Explore the June 2022 issue

Learn about the Weber Foundation’s $50 million commitment to Mustang football and the groundbreaking of Frances Anne Moody Hall, as well as milestone gifts to the Cox School of Business’ new era on the Hilltop.

Explore the February 2022 issue

Learn more about the launch of our historic $1.5 billion multiyear campaign for impact, meet our campaign volunteer leaders and find out about the gifts, partnerships and collaborations that fuel the University’s future.

Explore the December 2021 issue