March 27, 2024

Our planned giving donors are valued visionaries of Texas A&M, planting gifts that will bloom into transformative generosity after their lifetimes. These individuals are welcomed as Heritage Members, joining thousands of others who have invested in Aggieland to grow their passions for generations to come. Once realized, their gifts have historically supported the university’s four impact areas (listed below), creating a brighter future for Aggies today and tomorrow.

Student Scholarships - $128M

National education costs have been on the rise for quite some time so it shouldn’t come as a shock that private scholarship support is a game changer for Texas A&M students. Undergraduate scholarships or graduate fellowships make a profound difference in the lives of individual students, freeing Aggies from necessary part-time jobs and giving them more time to satisfy their intellectual curiosity or participate in student activities. For many, a scholarship is the only way to fulfill their dream of becoming an Aggie.

Faculty & Research - $79M

Texas A&M is globally recognized as one of the largest research universities in the nation. But this kind of reputation comes with a hefty price tag. In fiscal year 2022, the university’s faculty-researchers generated expenditures of more than $1.153 billion.

This cost supported faculty and also touched countless undergraduate and graduate students by enhancing their education through hands-on research—experience that often leads to that next big life-changing discovery.

College Programs - $163M

No one knows students’ needs better than those working closest with them. That’s why our team partners with the university’s administrators, such as the president, deans and department heads, to identify funding priorities within each of Texas A&M’s colleges, schools and branch campuses. Current program initiatives support first-generation students, provide leadership training across multiple disciplines, empower literacy, train tomorrow’s health care professionals to care for underserved populations, reward exemplary students and much more.  

Student Activities & Campus Traditions - $26M

To quote J.V. “Pinky” Wilson (Class of 1920): “It is often said about the Aggie Spirit that, ‘From the outside looking in, you can’t understand it. From the inside looking out, you can’t explain it.’” A large part of the unexplainable Aggie Spirit can be credited to Texas A&M’s time-honored traditions that bind Aggies of every generation. Additionally, the university’s more than 1,300 campus organizations build well-rounded leaders with positive values whose contributions to business and civic life are immeasurable. From an Aggie’s first tradition attending Fish Camp to volunteering at The Big Event—the nation’s largest one-day, student-run service project—and beyond, students can be part of something bigger than themselves.

If you have a gift for Texas A&M in your estate plans but haven’t notified us, we want to welcome you as a Heritage Member. Please contact Kevin Westerman '11 below.