Spirit is published three times per year by the Texas A&M Foundation, which manages major gifts and endowments for the benefit of academic programs, scholarships and student activities at Texas A&M University.

Through compelling stories and photography, Spirit celebrates unique individuals, the joy of giving back and the Aggie can-do spirit from a perspective that spans the entire campus.

The summer 2020 cover story features the Texas A&M School of Law’s legal clinics, through which students tackle real-world cases. The issue also includes articles on the university’s Beef Initiative, the success of visualization graduates in Hollywood, the new Aggie Park development on campus and Dr. Susan Rudd Bailey ’78 ’81, president of the American Medical Association.


2020 Spring

Texas A&M pours research, resources and love into winemaking; features on Ray Rothrock ’77 and Dr. Clifford Spiegelman; Texas A&M’s Fortune 100 CEOs; the Aggie ACHIEVE program.

2020 Summer

The School of Law’s legal clinics; features on Drs. G. Cliff Lamb and Susan Rudd Bailey ’78 ’81; Aggie Park; the Viz Lab; University Art Galleries; the 2020 Sterling C. Evans Medal.


2019 Spring

Texas A&M tackles cybersecurity; aggieTEACH and Gaddis Girls STEM camp programs; features on James Olson and Gerry Griffin ’56; planned gifts support Lead by Example campaign.

2019 Summer

Texas A&M celebrates its land-, sea- and space-grant legacy; new College of Dentistry building; ENGR[x] and the Science Leadership Scholars; and stories on Derek Spears ’91 and Mark Benden ’90 ’02 ’06.

2019 Fall

Texas A&M University’s Veteran Resource and Support Center; the Texas A&M Maritime Academy; GeoX summer camp; features on Bob Jordan ’85 and Harold Adams ’61.


2018 Spring

10 ways Aggie engineering is breaking new ground; Texas A&M Health Science Center; A&M Clubs give back; The Gardens at Texas A&M.

2018 Summer

Texas A&M’s equine therapy program; 12 facts about the Yell Leaders; Disaster Day, the I-School and a new Brain Science Initiative.

2018 Fall

Aggies on Wall Street; Telehealth Program; rural medicine initiative; Texas A&M’s response to a 1930s housing shortage.


2017 Spring

$20 million gift from Jon Hagler '58 names the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study; professor protects shellfish, Brownsville benefactor supports students.

2017 Summer

Texas A&M's Veterinary Emergency Team saves animals after disaster; Aggie creates Roku; College of Geosciences provides hands-on experience for K-12 teachers.

2017 Fall

How the $4 billion Lead by Example campaign will spark a new era of learning, discovery and innovation at Texas A&M University.


2016 Spring

The redesigned Spirit features a history of the TAMU presidency, a look at Essentium Materials and a tribute to Evans Medal recipients.

2016 Summer

A new series asks faculty for expert tips. Other articles feature the first Century Tree President's Endowed Scholar and a new energy alliance between business and engineering.

2016 Fall

Featuring articles about a new veteran scholarship, a professor that created a robot to aid in disaster situations and educational video games created by Texas A&M visualization students.


2015 Spring

Exploring the University Art Galleries, the Texas A&M Coaching Academy and the International Ocean Discovery Program.

2015 Summer

An inspiring story on June Scobee ’83 plus the Corps Global Leadership Initiative, the Chemistry Road Show and more.

2015 Fall

Featuring articles on a new Music Activities Center, the Texas A&M Emergency Care Team, The Scowcroft Institute and new 3-D veterinary technology.


2014 Spring

Texas A&M at Qatar; 2014 Evans Medal recipients and veterans in the ranks of the Corps' Delta Company.

2014 Summer

A philosophy professor builds a legacy and a memorial scholarship honors a Vietnam veteran.

2014 Fall

All Faiths Chapel renovation; TAMU Law School expands Aggie influence in Texas; Soltis Center blends research and culture.


2013 Spring

A new liberal arts building; faster computers and a first-generation college student.

2013 Summer

Journeys to uncharted depths; a look at A&M's sci-fi collection and generations of scholarship giving.

2013 Fall

50 Years of Inclusion: Celebrating the admission of African-Americans and women to Texas A&M.


2012 Spring

National Merit Scholar recruitment; Huffines Institute; innovative geotechnical research.

2012 Summer

Renovated Memorial Student Center; newly established endowed scholarship funds.

2012 Fall

Judo Club Endowment; meet the Corps commander; new Bush School fellowship program.


2011 Spring

Reveille VIII speaks; Project Management certificate program; Regents' Scholarships.

2011 Summer

Sterling C. Evans Medal; Aggie Moms; H.R. Bum Bright's unrestricted $25 million gift.

2011 Fall

Big Event; Save the Animals Fund; Foundation surpasses scholarship initiative goal.


2010 Spring

Aggie Greek Life; Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans and the quest for oil.

2010 Summer

Parents' Weekend and advances in veterinary medicine saves animal and human lives.

2010 Fall

Dedicating Military Walk; FEA scholarships and honoring Aggie Medal of Honor recipients.


2009 Summer

Texas A&M Holistic Garden; Rodeo Club seeks endowment; how gifts of real estate benefit Texas A&M.

2009 Fall

CARPOOL; aggieTEACH and scholarships help parents chase their vet-school dreams.

2009 Winter

Parson’s Mounted Calvary; North Star Archaeological Program searches for answers about earliest Americans; Foundation dedicates Maroon Coats.


2008 Spring

Faculty chairs strengthen Texas A&M Galveston campus; new geosciences laboratory for climate-change research.

2008 Fall

Stevenson Center is a veterinarian training ground; Texas Aggie Replant is one of the nation’s largest student-run environmental service projects.

2008 Winter

Haynes Chair takes engineering to new heights; Foundation Excellence Awards benefit students; Aggie Relay for Life.


2007 Summer

Koldus Endowment supports student affairs; scholarship memorializes beloved animal science professor.

2007 Fall

Architecture students compete in U.S. Solar Decathlon; Doug Pitcock ’49 creates the Corps of Cadets 21st Century Scholarship Program.


2006 Spring

Capitalizing on matching gifts, the Heep Foundation has become a mainstay of support for Texas A&M.

2006 Fall

See how Gen X and Gen Y Aggies are giving back to Texas A&M as emerging philanthropists.

2005 Spring

An overview of the contributions women are making to Texas A&M and to society.

2004 Summer

In accordance with the Foundation’s 50th birthday, this issue highlights Aggies who are embracing ‘50’ in various ways.


2003 Summer

Celebrating The Bush School’s fifth anniversary; researching deep-sea biodiversity; engineering’s oldest fellowship is still influencing Aggies.

2002 Spring

Cyclotron Institute conducts nuclear research; Texas A&M fulfills land and sea grant missions.

2002 Fall

A sampling of profiles on donors, faculty and students who have influenced and been influenced by Texas A&M across many generations.

2001 Spring

Michael E. DeBakey Institute for Comparative Cardiovascular Science and Biomedical Devices; Munn endowment supports Aggie Band.


2000 Spring

The Jon L. Hagler Center and the Reliant Energy Securities & Commodities Trading Center are dedicated; endowments enhance mathematics learning.

2000 Fall

The story of Kyle Field’s namesake; Bridges Faculty Chair in Veterinary Medicine; research confirms Martian oceans supported life.

1999 Fall

Hispanic Education and Opportunity Endowment; visualization students win an Oscar; a look at President’s Endowed Scholars.

1998 Spring

Meet Sterling C. Evans ’21; Texas Instruments boosts young minds; George Bush Presidential Library is dedicated.


1998 Fall

Renowned architecture professor impacts multiple generations of Aggies; Capper & Chris Fund saves precious family pets.


TExas A&M Foundation annual report

The Texas A&M Foundation’s animated online annual report includes fiscal year financials, year-end highlights, compelling donor stories and information on upcoming fundraising initiatives.

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2019 Annual Report

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2017 Annual Report


2016 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report


2012 Annual Report


2011 Annual Report

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2009 Annual Report

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2007 Annual report



Spirit of sharing

Spirit of Sharing is published three times per year and informs its readers on the many opportunities available to make planned gifts benefiting Texas A&M students, faculty, colleges, organizations and programs.

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2017 - Present

2020 Spring

Read All About It


2019 fall

Marching Behind the Band


Taking Flight


Introducing the Physicianeers

2018 FALL

Divine Designs



Forecasting the Future


Rodeo Royalty


Continuing the Cycle of Giving Back

2017 Fall

Learn how generations take flight!



2016 FALL

Foundation President Tyson Voelkel talks about what a meaningful life means to him.

2015 Spring

Learn how to make a gift that matches you lifestyle and needs.

2014 Fall

In this special women's issue, learn about IRA gift planning options and highlights from our 3rd annual Women, Wealth & Wisdom event.

2014 Spring

Read more about supporting Texas A&M and charitable gift annuities.


2013 Fall

Learn how contributions are preserving Texas A&M's history.

2013 Summer

In this special women's issue, learn about life insurance gifts and planning for your financial future.

2013 Spring

Learn about gift and tax strategies for friends of Texas A&M.

2012 Fall

Learn about charitable gift annuities and end of the year financial planning.



2012 Summer

Learn about planning your affordable gift with the Texas A&M Foundation.

2012 Spring

Learn the benefits and three possible ways to give a life insurance gift.



2011 Fall

How to support Texas A&M and still manage your financial needs.

2011 Spring

Benefit Texas A&M with an estate plan and reap the most benefit from the new IRA rollover law..

2010 Fall

Bequests fund scholarships to honor a father's memory and establish an Aggie couple's legacy at A&M.

2010 Spring

Converting your traditional IRA to a Roth IRA.


2009 Fall

The dual advantages of gift annuities and gifts of retirement accounts.

2008 Fall

Creating your Aggie legacy with a bequest.

2008 Spring

IRAs and other tax-deferred retirement plans.

2007 Fall

Charitable remainder unitrusts.



2007 Spring

Real estate gift opportunities.



Dunae Reader '15

Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications/Spirit Editor/Maroon Co-Editor
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