Home 2020-12-18T11:43:28-06:00

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.

 Give Now

  • Please enter a value greater than or equal to $5.

SMU Funds for Immediate Needs

The COVID-19 pandemic has left few individuals, organizations and communities untouched, including the Hilltop. Despite drastic operational cost-cutting measures, a significant shortfall still exists.

We seek to raise $3 million before March 31, 2021:

  • $500,000 more to fully fund the $2.5 million Presidential Fund for Immediate Needs (PFIN)
  • $2.5 million for the new Athletics Fund for Immediate Needs (AFIN)

COVID-19’s toll on Athletics’ ticket and merchandise sales is impacting every area of the University. To alleviate this, we’ve created the Athletics Fund for Immediate Needs.

Donor support is more crucial than ever to maintaining the first-class experience that SMU offers students. Help us Pony Up by making a fully tax-deductible gift to AFIN or PFIN today!

Give Now

Your Giving at Work

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.

Load More Posts