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Gina L. and Tucker S. Bridwell ’73, ’74 Commit $15 Million

Postby AfricanMustang » Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:41 pm

A $15 million gift from Gina L. and Tucker S. Bridwell (BBA ’73, MBA ’74) to SMU’s Cox School of Business will generate transformational economic research and cutting-edge business education for generations to come, through the creation of the new Bridwell Institute for Economic Freedom. The Institute is a research institute in the SMU Cox School of Business that will examine and promote free enterprise in markets around the globe.This generous gift builds on the Bridwells’ legacy of support for SMU and promises to elevate the Cox School’s already outstanding global reputation.

Of the Bridwells’ $15 million gift, $7.5 million will transform the current William J. O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom into the new Bridwell Institute for Economic Freedom. The designation for the additional $7.5 million from Mr. and Mrs. Bridwell will be determined at a later date within the Cox School of Business.

The newly named Bridwell Institute for Economic Freedom continues and expands upon the original mission of its predecessor, The William J. O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom, “to study the impact of competitive market forces on freedom and prosperity in the global economy.”

Its mission is to foster the scholarly study and intellectual discussion of the nature, consequences and causes of economic freedom in our local, state, national and international communities.

The O’Neil family fully endorses the new Bridwell Institute and its work to expand the impact and influence of the original Center. “We are forever grateful to William J. “Bill” O’Neil ’55 and his wife, Fay ’55, for their support of the O’Neil Center from 2008 to 2020,” added Dean Myers.

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