Philanthropy at Texas A&M
Presented by Tyson Voelkel ’96
It’s no secret that Texas A&M thrives thanks in part to the steadfast support of its former students and philanthropic partners. But why does a public university need private support? And how do all these different fundraising organizations serve the institution, anyway?
Why Does Texas A&M Need Private Giving?
It’s a totally reasonable question: Why does the state’s largest university need private giving? Tyson Voelkel ’96, president and CEO of the Texas A&M Foundation, dives into how Texas A&M is funded, how past generations significantly strengthened the institution through philanthropy and why others should carry on their legacy today.
Tyson Voelkel ’96 is the president and CEO of the Texas A&M Foundation, a former private consultant and a decorated lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve.
How to Make a Gift
Giving is a part of human nature, and Texas A&M has an especially strong tradition of loyal former students giving back to support current and future Aggie students, faculty and staff. For first-time donors, though, philanthropy can seem daunting and even inaccessible. In this course, three Texas A&M Foundation development team members demystify the giving process one step at a time.Explore this course
There’s plenty of conversation around major universities touting hefty endowments. But what are they? Who manages them? And why would a donor want to give more to establish one? In this course, Lou Paletta ’78, former chair of the Texas A&M Foundation’s Board of Trustees, explains the power of endowments and how they can impact Texas A&M for generations after a donor’s lifetime.Explore this course