Pony Power

Dirty hands, warm hearts

Your gift to the SMU Fund supports hands-on learning, academic centers and community engagement efforts give SMU students real-world learning opportunities that create positive change in the world. The students at the Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity developed an experimental mobile greenhouse to help low-income communities access fresh produce.


Shaping champions

SMU Athletics excellence depends on annual support from donors. Gifts to the SMU Fund and to the Mustang Club provide scholarships, coaching, travel and support services for student-athletes so they have opportunities to study, train and grow their leadership skills. Semi Ojeleye ’17 says, “To everyone who gives to SMU, what you do is truly life-changing.”


Research with a real purpose

Annual support for scholarships and undergraduate research enabled Patricia Nance ’17 to attend SMU and develop an antibacterial coating for breast implants that could improve the lives of those with breast cancer. After graduation, it was on to a Ph.D. program in chemistry at Caltech. Read more about Patricia and support the SMU Fund.