Every day, SMU faculty and staff help shape the lives of countless students, peers and community members. Their efforts – whether in the office or in the classroom, locally or abroad – create world changers.
In addition to your time and talent, your current-use gift as part of SMU’s annual faculty and staff giving effort has an immediate impact on students today. Your ongoing support powers the ambitious efforts of SMU students who will no doubt change the world in the years ahead.
Make the gift that makes sense for you.
Giving to SMU has never been easier. Many faculty and staff choose to make a recurring gift by payroll deduction. Others make their gift online by charging their credit card monthly, quarterly or annually.
SMU’s annual faculty and staff campaign began in 2009 and continues to showcase the strength and commitment we each bring to our profession and to the students of SMU. SMU is one of the nation’s leading universities because of the work and service we perform together.
Last year more than 48 percent of SMU’s faculty and staff gave to SMU. This year, our goal is to raise $175,000 in current-use funds from 50 percent of our colleagues. Thank you in advance for your support.
Fredrick I. Olness and Jennifer “JJ” Jones ’93, ’99
Co-chairs of the Faculty and Staff Campaign
Make a recurring or one-time gift using your credit card.
Please enter a value greater than or equal to $5.
Or make a recurring gift through payroll deduction.
Track Our Progress
|School or Area||Progress||Donor Goal||Donors Still Needed|
|Business and Finance||
|Cox School of Business||
|Dedman College of Humanities & Sciences||
|Dedman School of Law||
|Development and External Affairs||
|Lyle School of Engineering||
|Meadows School of the Arts||
|Office of Information Technology||
|Office of the President||
|Office of the Provost||
|Perkins School of Theology||
|Simmons School of Education and Human Development||
Frequently Asked Questions
For two reasons. First, faculty, staff and alumni giving rates heavily influence corporate and foundation gifts to SMU. They look for a high level of support from our closest constituents. Second, by supporting the campaign’s three funding areas, your gift can help make SMU the best it can be.
Faculty and staff participation is measured by the number of current full-time faculty and staff donors divided by the total number of current full-time and permanent part-time SMU faculty and staff. Participation is measured by a cash gift, whether that gift is made via payroll deduction, a planned gift, an outright gift of a check, credit card or a pledge payment on a new or existing pledge.
We encourage all of SMU’s faculty and staff, past and present, to give to the annual campaign.
All gifts, no matter the size or the area (designation) chosen, support the annual Faculty & Staff Campaign.
There is a $5 minimum for all gifts including cash, check, credit card and payroll deduction gifts (by pay period). All gifts of $5 or more will be counted in the campaign.
If you department has a fund-raising designation, you may give to it.
Your name will be included on donor lists unless you choose to opt out of our donor lists. If you are a President’s Associates member, your name and gift amount will be published on that list according to giving level and the number of years you’ve given; however, you may also choose to opt out of that list.
SMU faculty and staff members directly support the work of their colleagues and enhance the student experience through the President’s Partners program.
Since the introduction of the program, gifts to the President’s Partners program have funded a number of important projects. For example, grant recipient Professor Rob Rouse of the Simmons School of Education and Human Development, received 15 Rasperry Pi starter kits and accessories that he is using to teach physical computing and associate science, technology, engineerng and Mathatmatics (STEM) concepts to teachers. Another recipient, Professor Blake hackler of the Meadows School of the Arts, was able to purchase a Panasonic DMC Mirror-less camera kita and Rode VMGO lightweight microphone for use in gathering documentation for current research, which involves methods of embodied pedagogy.
Gifts can be made by payroll deduction, credit card, or check. Donors who give $100 or more each fiscal year (June 1 through May 31) will receive special recognition.
For inquiries about President’s Partners program grants, contact the Provost’s Office at 214-768-2816. For questions about the President’s Partners program, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 214-768-4748.
Based on the number of years of giving, faculty and staff who give at least $100 in SMU’s fiscal year to the President’s Partners program receive one of these pins.
- Year 1 — Red
- Year 2 — Blue
- Year 3 — Gold
- Year 4 — Platinum
- Year 5 — Gold with ruby
- Year 10 — Platinum with Sapphire
|Name||Title||School||Department||Requested Equipment or Materials|
|Bierman, Sue||Director, LEC||University||LEC||Rolling tables for A-LEC multiple use classrooms to permit varying set-up options to allow for meetings, committees, projects groups etc.|
|Hackler, Blake||Associate Professor||Meadows||Theatre||Panasonic DMC Mirror-less camera kit and Rode VMGO lightweight microphone for use in gathering documentation of current research, which involves methods of embodied pedagogy.|
|Kirk, Rita||Professor||Meadows||Corporate Communications||Audio and visual recording equipment to support podcast development in CCPA|
|Molanphy, Brian||Associate Professor||Meadows||Art||Enduring Images color decal printer to create interdisciplinary links with printmaking and lens-based technologies, consistent with local emphasis on electronic technologies|
|Pagels, Pamela||Music and Theatre Librarian||SMU Libraries||Hamom Art Library||New Bluetooth enabled technologies to replace aging equipment in the audiovisual instructional technology cart. Equipment to include Apple TV streaming device, audio speakers, adapter and cart with locking cabinet|
|Rouse, Rob||Clinical Assistant Professor||Simmons||Teaching & Learning||Class set (15) of Raspberry Pi stater kits to teach physical computing and associate science, technology, engineering, and mathmatics (STEM) concepts to teachers.|
Fredrick I. Olness, Co-chair
Jennifer “JJ” Jones ’93, ’99, Co-chair
Business and Finance
Cox School of Business
Luisa del Rosal ’08,’15
Dedman School of Law
Development and External Affairs
Lyle School of Engineering
Meadows School of the Arts
Perkins School of Theology
Ellen Frost ’85
Office of the President
Office of Information Technology
Aren Cambre ’99, ’03, ’14
Simmons School of Education and Human Development
Renee’ Gibson ’05
R. Gerald Turner
Brad E. Cheves