How to Give

Credit Card

Use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express for fast, secure and easy giving.

Make your gift online or call

You can also mail credit card gifts to:

Office of Development
PO Box 750402
Dallas TX 75275-0402


Sign, seal, and mail – the old-fashioned way.

Mail gifts payable by check to:

Office of Development
PO Box 750402
Dallas TX 75275-0402


The fastest, most secure way to send cash.

To electronically transfer cash to SMU, contact:

Marianne B. Piepenburg
Assistant VP
Planned and Endowment Giving

Or fax a letter of gift instruction to her at 214-768-2669.

Matching Gifts | Find out if your company will match your gift to double its impact.  


For more information on the following giving options, please contact the Office of Planned Giving at 214-768-4745 or visit our Planned Giving website.


Securities: Give to SMU and avoid the capital gains tax.

In-kind: Gifts other than cash – such as art, books, and technology.

Future Gifts

Bequests: Leave a legacy by remembering education in your will.

Retained Life Estate: A future gift of home or farm provides a current benefit.

Life Insurance: A gift to ensure the University's future.

Retirement Plan Designation: Earn estate and income tax benefits through your gift.

Future Gifts with Life Income

Gift Annuity: Receive income from an annuity gift to SMU.

Trusts: Earn income and tax benefits for you and your family while you give.

Call 1-800-768-9996 to make a gift by phone or to ask a question about making a gift to SMU.