Every gift makes an impact. Here’s a look at how some of your gifts are benefiting Texas A&M University students, faculty, colleges and programs.

Elevating Texas A&M

A $20 million gift from Jon L. Hagler ’58 names the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study at Texas A&M University. Funds from his gift will help attract and support academic visionaries from around the world, elevating Texas A&M to a new level of scholarship.

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Catalyst for Health

A planned gift from Debbie and Mike Hilliard ’73 will create a new entrepreneurship minor and certificate program in the College of Liberal Arts; endow scholarships for student entrepreneurs; and support the Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance.

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Family Legacy

Through a charitable bequest in his estate, Maier Foundation President Brad Rowe '97 will create a need-based scholarship fund for future Aggie engineers. The gift honors his father, a chemical engineer and graduate of the University of Kentucky.

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Investing in Mays

Mays Business School receives more than $35 million in commitments from the Mays Family Foundation, the McFerrin family and the Charles Koch Foundation in support of its entrepreneurial programs. These gifts will make Texas A&M a leading destination for aspiring entrepreneurs.

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“During the last few years, we have seen the institute develop from a promising idea to a burgeoning reality—one that has the capacity to dramatically elevate the quality and reputation of Texas A&M. By creating the Hagler Institute, Jon’s endowment will carry the torch forward, accelerating the institute onward in its mission to be a cornerstone of excellence at Texas A&M that will enhance the university in perpetuity.”

-Dr. John Junkins
Founding Director, Hagler Institute for Advanced Study

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“The Huffines Institute mission aligns with the College of Education and Human Development’s overall priority of improving the quality of life among individuals and communities for a healthier Texas. We believe this gift will allow us to make an impact on the health of the public as well as prepare our students to be leaders in the human performance field.”

-Dr. Joyce Alexander
Dean, College of Education and Human Development

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"Scholarships give students a chance. My scholarship taught me to believe in myself and that other people believe in me too."

-Dominic Johnson '19
Chemical Engineering Major
Foundation Excellence Award Recipient

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“My biggest takeaway from my entrepreneurship education at Texas A&M is simply the willingness to go do it. Donors and all the people working behind the scenes at the university give students that chance. Many startup companies may not pan out, but the experience of trying is a lesson more powerful than anything you read in a book or learn in a class. I am thankful for the people at Texas A&M who have pushed me to take risks.”

-Chris Bybee '17
Student Entrepreneur

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