October 11, 2021

 

Nestled neatly in the heart of West Campus, the Robert H. ’50 and Judy Ley Allen Building stands as the iconic home of the Bush School of Government and Public Service.

Within its walls, the Allen Building has seen over 2,300 Bush School graduates grow into dedicated public servants. The building has also welcomed numerous government officials, former heads of state and distinguished visitors. In recent years, the highly competitive program has blossomed from its original 17 students to more than 340 in residence at the Allen Building, causing the Bush School’s educational needs to outgrow its home of 24 years.

During spring 2020, the first and second floors of the Allen Building were enhanced to accommodate the Bush School as it continues to expand. Now, the Allen Building campaign will provide funding to keep the new spaces operating for years to come.
 

What’s in a Name?

With the newly updated areas open and ready for use, there’s just one step left: to inspire friends of the Bush School to make an impact on future Aggie public servants and share in the Bush family legacy with the naming of each space.
 

Each gift honors the legacy of our remarkable namesake by encouraging those who walk our halls to believe that they too can make a difference in our world.
- General Mark Welsh III, Dean

In keeping with the Bush School’s mission to honor its namesake, 41 legacy naming opportunities are available. These begin at $25,000 for smaller rooms and collaboration spaces, and up to $1 million for lobbies and student learning centers. Gifts will support current and future renovations as well as provide long-term impact for the Bush School through enhancement of the Dean's Endowed Excellence Fund.

“Your generosity creates both immediate and perpetual impact for our incredible faculty, staff and students,” Welsh said. “Each gift honors the legacy of our remarkable namesake by encouraging those who walk our halls to believe that they too can make a difference in their communities and in our world.”

For more information about naming opportunities and supporting the Bush School, contact Cara Collins ’08, senior director of development, at the bottom of this page.
 

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