As we welcome 2021, we also welcome new challenges in the form of New Year’s resolutions. Many people fail to succeed in their resolutions because they are missing one critical component: a plan. In the business world, it is imperative to have action items formally documented with designated owners for each step to meet annual goals. Charitable giving to support your Aggieland passions is no different.
When you plan a legacy gift (or after-lifetime gift) to the Texas A&M Foundation, you should treat it like a lifetime goal. No one gives money to a charity because they don’t want their money; charitable giving is done out of love and a desire to support a worthy cause.
At the Texas A&M Foundation, the best part of our job is forming personal relationships with our donors and discovering their passions to connect them with meaningful gifts. While a legacy gift is always impactful to Texas A&M University, the most important thing to our team is that your legacy gift is meaningful to you.
In order to achieve this, we have a gift agreement process in place to ensure that your specific gift wishes are honored after your lifetime. Consider us your personal after-lifetime gift representatives. We work with Texas A&M to direct your money to support what you want.
However, like an annual business goal, if you don’t have a plan for your legacy gift, the likelihood of your gift falling in between the cracks is greatly increased. Again, your goal is not just to give; your goal is to give and make a difference. That’s what our team is here to help you do!
A recent example of this is a bond that formed between Dr. Mark Moore ’84 and Randy Lunsford ’89, senior director of development for the College of Science. Read below about how Moore discovered the importance and joy in developing a gift agreement to direct his legacy gift.
Deep Dive with Dr. Mark Moore ’84