The Texas A&M Foundation matches your interests to funding priorities, no matter what your passion. Below are a few of our major fundraising initiatives for the coming year.

Support Aggie Veterans

Empower Aggie veterans.

With hundreds of new veterans expected to enroll at Texas A&M annually and an increasing number of enrolled spouses, the Division of Student Affairs hopes to endow at least 150 scholarships over the next few years to ease the financial needs of Aggies who have valiantly served. Although veterans receive GI Bill benefits, many are unable to complete their degrees within the 36-month limitation, increasing the need for supplemental funds. Scholarships can also ease the challenging transition from military to civilian life.

You may choose to fund one of three types of veteran scholarships, ranging in value from $25,000 to $100,000. All gifts are payable over a five-year period, and because your gift is endowed, it will support Aggie veterans forever with annual stipends.

To learn how you can support Aggie heroes, visit our website or contact Torii Kapavik ’11, director of development for student affairs. You can also watch how Ray Dilworth ’18 (left) is already being impacted by a scholarship.

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Fund Global Study Scholarships

Send Aggies abroad.

The call for globally-attuned graduates is being heard around the world. Texas A&M ranks first nationally in students having study, research, intern or volunteer experiences abroad and sends more than 5,300 students to more than 100 countries each year—a number that continues to grow.

Global study experiences, which vary in length from one week to one year, prepare student-leaders who enter the world determined to make things better. Most students cite financial constraint as the primary reason they are unable to participate in these programs.

By funding a global study scholarship, you can give promising Aggies the edge they need to become leaders and attract future employers. You can make a one-time gift or endow a scholarship for a student in any college or major with a $25,000 gift, payable over a five-year period. The Foundation has matching opportunities through the John Tom Campbell ’45 Endowed Scholarship Program, which will provide matching funds in $25,000 increments for 54 study abroad scholarships. Thirty-four of the matching scholarships were established as of September 30.

To learn more, visit the Global Study Scholarships webpage or contact Marcy Ullmann ’86, director of scholarship programs, at (979) 845-6383 or mullmann@txamfoundation.com.

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Enhance Accounting Education

Name the Department of Accounting.

A $10 million fundraising campaign is underway to name the Mays Business School Department of Accounting in honor of James J. Benjamin, department head since 1982.

Nearly $7.5 million in pledges and commitments has been raised thus far. Funding will provide young people in the field additional opportunities to explore the accounting profession. In addition, funds will allow the department to recruit outstanding faculty; develop international opportunities for students to learn global accounting practices; and support high-impact educational programs, such as the Professional Program and the Energy Accounting Program.

Experiential learning is key to applying knowledge learned in the classroom to the real world. When students can explore different business paths before taking the plunge into real life, they are increasingly motivated in their studies and can make more informed decisions regarding their career specialization.

To make an endowed gift of $25,000 or more to support the naming initiative, contact Brian Bishop ’91 at bbishop@txamfoundation.com or (979) 862-3615.

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Advance Faculty Teaching and Research

Fund a faculty chair, professorship or fellowship.

When you invest in faculty, you give Texas A&M University an academic edge. Top-notch faculty members attract not only other superb professors but also superb students. Because state funds cover only basic faculty requirements, private support is more critical than ever. Endowed funds can create fellowships, professorships, or chairs.

Faculty gifts may be named in memory or honor of a person, class or organization of the donor’s choice. Gifts are tax-deductible and may be funded through cash, securities, real estate or your estate. Most faculty gifts are payable over a five-year period.

The Texas A&M Foundation invests endowed funds in a way that maximizes growth while safeguarding the principal. Then, the Foundation annually distributes only the earnings on your investment. Most donors choose to create an endowed gift that will last in perpetuity, but you may also choose to fund a one-time gift. You can direct your gift to support a faculty member in a particular field of study.

To explore giving opportunities, visit the Texas A&M Foundation’s faculty webpage.

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