The Texas A&M Foundation places a priority on giving Texas A&M donors the recognition they deserve.
The Texas A&M Foundation manages the university’s central recognition program, the A&M Legacy Society, which recognizes individuals, corporations and organizations whose cumulative, current giving to A&M totals $100,000 or more. Heritage members of the A&M Legacy Society are individuals who plan to make future gifts through their estates.
The highest honor bestowed by the Foundation is the Sterling C. Evans Medal, whose recipients exhibit exemplary philanthropy, benefiting Texas A&M University through contributions and volunteer leadership.
Other qualifications include a lifelong devotion to Texas A&M, motivation of others to support the university, and a personal history of integrity and excellence.
The medal’s namesake was a 1921 Texas A&M graduate who served on the university’s board of directors from 1959 to 1971. A visionary, the late Sterling C. Evans helped former university President Earl Rudder transform Texas A&M through the admission of blacks and women and by making Corps of Cadets participation voluntary.
Read more about the Sterling C. Evans Medal and its recipients.