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Thanks to the inspiring generosity of farsighted donors, SMU Unbridled: The Second Century Campaign created a firm foundation for the University’s second century of achievement. Extraordinary support from alumni, friends, parents and students enabled the campaign to raise $1.15 billion.

Every major goal of the campaign was surpassed:

The legacy of this investment will forever enhance the University’s ability to attract and shape the expert faculty and the future leaders who will change their world. 

We invite you to learn more about the accomplishments of the campaign, see the names of the more than 65,000 donors and more than 500 volunteers who made the campaign successful, and review the final campaign report.

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The Second Century Campaign

$1 Billion. And Change.

The Second Century Campaign

$1 Billion. And Change.

Fondren Renovation Celebration

Fondren Transformed
Fondren Library celebrates renovations respecting the past with an eye on new habits and technologies.    

Dallas Hall at SMU

Campaign Success
SMU sets record for Texas private university fundraising with $1.15 billion campaign total.

SMU Lacrosse player

Crum Field Dedicated
SMU dedicates the new multipurpose Crum Lacrosse and Sports Field.

Buddy Gray

Statistical Science Gift
The children of retired Prof. Buddy Gray and his wife, Rebecca, surprised their parents with a $1.5 million gift to SMU.

Dallas Hall at SMU

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

Crane Promenade Dedication

Campaign Celebration
SMU dedicates the Crain Family Centennial Promenade and celebrates the success of the historic Second Century Campaign.  

Law Quad at SMU's Dedman School of Law

Criminal Justice Reform
A new law center supported by $7 million in gifts will address the need for reforms in the criminal justice system.

Donna Wilhelm

Art Research Grant
Civic leader Donna Wilhelm's challenge grant helps SMU raise $1 million for art research.

Aquatics Center at SMU

New Aquatics Center
SMU broke ground Friday on a new aquatics center for Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving teams.

Classroom in Harold Simmons Hall

For a New Generation
SMU dedicates the Harold Simmons Education Building, designed for a new generation of educators.