Brian L. Thomas
The Class of 2013 jump-started the annual Senior Gift Campaign with a kick-off event at the start of this month, which raised over $4,000 in pledges.
Led by a committee of 17 students, the annual gift campaign encourages graduating seniors to give back to the SMU community in the form of pledges. The kick-off event took place in the President’s Room and offered seniors an opportunity to learn about the importance of the campaign and how it can impact future students. In addition, there was plenty of food, music and fun for the near 80 seniors in attendance.
This year the Senior Gift Committee has decided to focus its efforts on the beautification of the new Christian Brothers’ Statue. The statue, expected to be revealed on campus this summer, will symbolize each of the Christian Brothers that has served the Saint Mary’s community throughout its rich history. The statue will also cap off an amazing Centennial year.
The committee members are excited about their role in the project as most of the funds from the gift campaign will be put toward landscaping for the statue.
The Senior Gift Campaign works in collaboration with the SMU Alumni and Development Department. At the end of campaign, which lasts two weeks, a celebration will be held to honor the Class of 2013 members who pledged and to congratulate the class on its successful effort.