SMU faculty and staff members directly support the work of their colleagues and enhance the student experience through the President's Partners program.

During the program's 13 years, gifts to the President's Partners program have funded a number of important projects. For example, past grant recipients received funds to purchase a camcorder, tripod and ten Sony 8mm tapes to videotape vocal work of singers in solo, choral, and operatic coursework for the Music Department (2002), two 8-piece map sets of the biblical world for use in Religious Studies classes (2005), and equipment to enhance a mentoring program in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development (2008). See the list of additional past grants made by the President's Partners.

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. Download a payroll deduction form to authorize payroll deductions.

For inquiries about a Presidentís Partners Grant, contact Arlene Zalkovsky in the Provost's Office at 214-768-2816.

President's Partners

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Instructions [PDF]
Grant Cover Sheet [PDF]

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Online Gift Form

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Payroll Deduction Form

For questions about the President’s Partners program, please e-mail or call 214-768-4071.


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