President’s Associates make an investment in the lives of students and ensure the tradition of excellence on the Hilltop. Each year donors who choose to contribute $1,000 or more to current-use funds attain President’s Associates status. Their gifts support SMU’s vital needs and evolving opportunities.

Become a member

Members of the President’s Associates giving society meet the following requirements each year.


Give during the fiscal year (June 1 to May 31).


Make a cumulative gift of $1,000 or more.

Designate gifts to any SMU current-use fund or funds.

As a token of appreciation

President’s Associates receive recognition, have access to exclusive benefits and connect with the current network of fellow members of SMU’s giving societies.

Join President’s Associates