SMU parents provide vital funding that enhances the experience of all students.

Since tuition only covers about three-quarters of an SMU education, our students rely on the generosity of alumni, parents and friends who make current-use contributions. These current-use gifts provide annual support for academic programs, student experiences, and faculty members who shape a new generation of world changers.

Parent giving matters.

Gifts from current parents truly make a difference to SMU. On average, SMU parents contribute $6 million to the University each year. Most parents choose to support SMU through the Parent Fund or another SMU Fund that provides flexible, current use support for a particular school or area. Through the Parent Fund and other current-use giving, SMU parents fuel experiences that benefit all SMU students and the greater SMU community.

This year, our goal is to raise $8 million in current-use funds to make an immediate impact in the lives of our students.

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