Since 1953, the Texas A&M Foundation has been building a brighter future for Texas A&M University, one relationship at a time. At first, support for the university came from generous donors who had the resources to give immediately. But when the late James “Cop” Forsyth, Class of 1912, coordinated with his classmates to create the first class-sponsored President’s Endowed Scholarship, he found that many wanted to give but did not have the means to do so right away. To meet the $25,000 requirement to endow the scholarship, Forsyth devised a plan for Aggies to make a gift in their wills to fund scholarships after their lives.
Since those first planned gifts, thousands of donors of all ages and walks of life have joined Forsyth in embracing the power of planned giving. Read on to learn more about this simple way to leave a legacy of support for the next generation of Aggies and beyond.
What is planned giving?
If you want to support Texas A&M University but don’t have the resources today to leave the impact you would like, a planned gift is the perfect answer. This popular giving method allows you to designate a future gift to Texas A&M in your estate plans to support your Aggie passions beyond your lifetime. Whether it provides a scholarship to deserving students, creates a chair for top faculty members or supports a college or program, every planned gift contributes to the university’s success. Many options also present benefits to you or your loved ones in addition to impacting the university.
How can I make a planned gift?
You can use numerous methods to create a planned gift. Each offers different tax advantages and other benefits, and you can select the option that best fits your needs and philanthropic desires.
If you wish to continue using your assets during your lifetime, consider one of these easy giving methods: