SMU Athletics Sets Fundraising Records‏

DALLAS (SMU) - For the second straight year, SMU Athletics has set a fundraising record. For fiscal year 2010, which ended May 31, SMU Athletics added $5.3 million in annual gifts, breaking the $5 million mark for the first time.

DALLAS (SMU) - For the second straight year, SMU Athletics has set a fundraising record. For fiscal year 2010, which ended May 31, SMU Athletics added $5.3 million in annual gifts, breaking the $5 million mark for the first time. Over the past two fiscal years, SMU Athletics has seen a 59% spike in annual giving. Including capital and other gifts, over $9 million was given to SMU Athletics in 2010, with Mustang Club donations up 33%.

"I would like to thank the generous fans and alumni who continue to support our talented student-athletes in these challenging economic times," said Director of Athletics Steve Orsini. "I also want to thank and congratulate our development staff, led by (Sr. Assoc. A.D.) Tim Leonard, and our Mustang Club volunteers. This record-breaking achievement in annual giving is a testament to the growing loyalty Mustang fans have shown for SMU and for our athletics programs."

This year's success in annual operating support exceeded the previous record year, 2009, when the Mustangs added over $4.5 million to the coffers in annual support.

To donate to SMU Athletics, contact the Mustang Club at 214-768-2582.


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