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When you give to SMU, you shape people and programs who are changing the world today – and you invest in a new generation of world changers. SMU donors power the University’s rise in impact and national prominence – and they secure the foundation for even more ambitious efforts in the decades ahead.

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Pony Power: Strengthening the Stampede

On June 1, SMU launched a three-year giving stampede focused on yearly investments that strengthen current efforts in every area of the University. Pony Power: Strengthening the Stampede provides you with opportunities to get involved in exciting initiatives that benefit today’s students and faculty – and our world.

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Your Giving at Work

Health changer

Donors to the SMU Fund and the University’s community service and hands-on learning initiatives help students develop valuable leadership skills while strengthening their communities. As a biology and human rights student, Dominique Earland ’17 used SMU grants to create a life-saving toolkit for women who may become mothers. Read more about Dominique and support the SMU Fund.

Cross-border understanding

The Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center opened with a symposium focused on international conversations about the key features of the cross-border relationship. Investments in SMU’s schools, academic centers and institutes create and share knowledge that addresses pressing issues. Your gift to the SMU Fund can play a vital role in creating meaningful solutions.

Strengthening research

Endowed faculty positions, research grants and other investments in faculty help SMU attract and retain outstanding scholars and teachers. Adam Herring, Emily Rich Summers Professor in Art History, recently received a Guggenheim Fellowship to support his research into the Inca empire’s environmental politics. Read how his research fuels his classroom teaching and invest in faculty excellence.