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Former President of American Airlines 

Cyrus “C.R.” Smith became president of American Airlines in 1934 at age 35.  A true aviation pioneer and a major force in the airline industry, Smith took American from a small and unprofitable carrier and built it into the largest airline in the world.  He helped design the DC-3 aircraft and led American into the jet age with the introduction of the first transcontinental jet service on January 25, 1959.

Tau Legacy Circle of Giving
Incentive Packages

Cyrus R. Smith (1937)
$350,000 and more

✔ 12 x 12 engraved granite paver

✔ Naming rights based on availability

✔ Recognition on donor plaque to be prominently displayed in Residence Hall foyer

✔ Commemorative gift

✔ Recognition in Tau Trustees/Parents’ Weekend program

✔ Recognition in future e-blasts

✔ Recognition on Tau Trustees website


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