The Texas A&M Foundation manages gifts of all types and sizes, with a focus on major gift endowments. When you create an endowed fund to benefit Texas A&M University, you enter into a partnership with the Foundation intended to last in perpetuity. The goal is to preserve the principal of your gift while increasing charitable distributions each year.
Each of the individual endowment accounts are managed in the Foundation’s long-term investment pool (LTIP). We invest endowments using asset allocation to maximize growth while safeguarding capital during tough economic times. Investment strategies, research and due diligence are carried out by the investment team with oversight provided by the Texas A&M Foundation’s Board of Trustees. In addition, we maintain relationships with third-party investment consultants and other key advisors who serve as valuable resources in investment decision-making.
Download our 2020 annual report.
Numerous checks and balances exist to ensure the integrity of the Foundation’s financial procedures:
- Board of Trustees: Our Board of Trustees consists of seven former students, each with extensive business experience. These individuals determine our investment and fundraising policies and approve our annual budget.
- External Audits: An external auditor annually audits the Foundation. We publish our financial statements in our annual report and provide complete copies to the public upon request.
- Gift Administration: Generally speaking, donor-restricted funds are administered by full-time faculty and staff of Texas A&M University. We provide various weekly, monthly and annual reports of gift account activity to facilitate the appropriate use of funds.
- Partnership with Texas A&M: To ensure the Foundation focuses on the university’s funding priorities, we maintain an open line of communication with Texas A&M’s president as well as college deans.
Fiscal Year 2020 Financials:
Donors gave more than $180 million to the Texas A&M Foundation and Texas A&M University during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020. Following generally accepted accounting principles, the totals include pledges and irrevocable planned gifts. For every dollar raised during the past five years, the Foundation has spent an average of 13.5 cents.