Southern Methodist University Endowment Overview

  • Type
  • Endowment

  • Professionals
  • 8

  • AUM
  • 000

  • Commitments
  • 21

Southern Methodist University Endowment General Information


Southern Methodist University (SMU) manages an endowment fund that is based in Dallas, Texas. The endowment assets are invested in a diversified portfolio designed to ensure current support as well as growth for the future. The SMU endowment comprises hundreds of named endowment funds that fall into two main categories: those restricted to specific areas and needs, such as scholarships, professorships, academic programs, and campus life; and unrestricted endowments that support the university's mission. Investment in the SMU endowment provides long-term funding to enhance student quality, faculty and academic excellence, and the campus experience. Annual Income from the endowment provides vital support for the university, which relies on tuition and annual gifts. The assets of the endowment fund are managed by the office of the Treasurer and an investment committee appointed by the board of trustees of the university.

Contact Information

Commitment Size
Open To Secondaries
Open To First Time Founds
Institution Type
Primary Contact
0000 0000000
Director of Private Markets
+0 (000) 000-0000
Primary Office
  • 6425 Boaz Lane
  • Dallas, TX 75205
  • United States
+1 (214) 000-0000

Southern Methodist University Endowment Commitments (21)

Fund Name Fund Manager Fund Location Vintage Fund Size Commitment Date Commitment
0000 0000 0000000 000 Blue Sage Capital Austin, TX 2019 00000 0000-00-00
000 0000000 00 000 0000000 London, United Kingdom 2018 00.000 0000-00-00 000.00
000000 00000 00000000 0 000000 00000 000 Dallas, TX 2008 0000 0000-00-00
0000000000 0000 000000 0000000000 00000 London, United Kingdom 2008 00.000 0000-00-00 00.000
000000 0000 000 000000 0000000 London, United Kingdom 2007 00000 0000-00-00 000.00
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Southern Methodist University Endowment Commitment Analytics

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Commitments by Fund Type
Commitments by Fund Type
Commitments by Region
Commitments by Region

Southern Methodist University Endowment Investment Allocations

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  • Target PE:
    Current PE:
    42.00 %  Actual
  • Target Real Estate:
    Real Estate:
    42.00 %  Actual
  • Target Equities:
    Current Equities:
  • Target Fixed Income:
    Fixed Income:
  • Target Cash:
    Current Cash:
Investment allocations

Southern Methodist University Endowment Team (29)

Name Title Office
R. Gerald Turner Ph.D President Dallas, TX
Sheri Starkey Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer Dallas, TX
Rakesh Dahiya Chief Investment Officer Dallas, TX
Mark Greim Controller Dallas, TX
Joseph Cahoon Director of Folsom Institute for Real Estate Dallas, TX
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Southern Methodist University Endowment Board Members (7)

Name Representing Role Since
David Miller Self Chairman of the Board of Trustees 000 0000
Gerald Alley Southern Methodist University Endowment Board Member 000 0000
Richard Templeton Self Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees 000 0000
Robert Dedman Jr. Southern Methodist University Endowment Secretary of the Board of Trustees 000 0000
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