Donors gave more than 903,600 gifts to Texas A&M during the campaign, creating 3,364 new endowments supporting scholarships and fellowships, student and college programs, faculty chairs and professorships, and more. Former students went above and beyond in supporting their alma mater, contributing more than 60% of campaign gifts, while nearly 40% of gifts came from non-alumni and other public and private foundations.
Notably, current and former Aggie faculty and staff gave $61 million, demonstrating their belief in Texas A&M’s value to its local and global communities. Approximately $1.1 billion was committed in estate gifts, which will play a crucial role in securing the university’s future.
Of the $4.2 billion raised, $2.8 billion was given toward academic initiatives, with 2,677 new endowed scholarships created in the process. Many programs, such as the Norman Borlaug Endowed Research Scholars Program established by a $1 million gift from Cactus Feeders, encourage students to not only pursue career opportunities but to also conduct work for the good of mankind. Others, such as the Science Leadership Scholars, help first-generation and low-income students by providing financial assistance as well as a life-changing learning community.