Each year, the Foundation makes millions of dollars available to Texas A&M for students, faculty, facilities, and programs according to donors' wishes. In fiscal year 2017, these funds totaled $90.8 million. These funds consist of non-endowed gifts, funds disbursed immediately rather than invested by the Foundation, and income endowments.
The Foundation links donations to four designations we call “impact areas.” Student impact represents academic scholarships and fellowships to undergraduate and graduate students. Faculty impact refers to gifts that fund faculty chairs, professorships and fellowships. College-impact gifts help a college or department through discretionary or building funds. Spirit-impact gifts cultivate student organizations, traditions and other outside-the-classroom programs.
*Includes gifts that pass to non-university accounts, such as the Texas A&M University System and The Association of Former Students’ matching funds, as well as Foundation gifts in holding and class gift funds, for which donors have not yet identified the gift impact area.