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Rachel ’94 and Ross Morgan ’94, childhood friends turned lifelong soulmates, show their love for Texas A&M University.
Five members of the Texas A&M Foundation share what makes Texas A&M University so special to them.
Create charitable solutions for your estate planning challenges with these proven tactics from the Texas A&M Foundation.
See the moments that made last year special and pick your favorite!
Check out the campus priority initiatives featured in this issue of Spirit and discover how you can make a difference.
Scholarship endowments are among the most popular commitments the Texas A&M Foundation receives, and it’s no wonder why: These gifts are game changers. Ask yourself what type of Aggie you’d like to support and get started today.
The university’s core values have had a lasting impact in shaping character-driven, dedicated leaders.
Explore the various advantages of seven planned giving methods that are as unique as their givers.
Take a look at the making of a new video series designed to demystify philanthropy at Texas A&M University.
John Morris most recently served in a similar role at Auburn University.
Focusing on retirement? Certified financial planner Stephanie Harris ’96 offers five timely tips to optimize your finances for the long term starting at age 50.
Directed giving through the Texas A&M Foundation allows you to customize your impact on others and create a unique Aggie legacy.
If there’s a problem endangering our future or a discovery that will enhance it, you can bet someone at Texas A&M University is already working on it.
Texas A&M’s world-class Education Abroad program creates life-changing adventures for Aggies.
These three easy steps will have you navigating your estate planning journey in no time.
The Houston-based energy leader continues serving Texas A&M University.
Learn about the programs that help our organization say “thank you” to Texas A&M University’s passionate and generous donors.
See how the power of an endowment can help a single scholarship impact generations.
Juliette Jimenez ’22, Emily Orr ’23 and Grace Vaughn ’23 were named recipients of the 2023 Trustees’ Outstanding Student Award.
Four graduating scholars share Aggieland highlights and words of advice with their younger selves.
Our passionate professionals share how you can plan today to create a brighter future for tomorrow’s Aggies.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Texas A&M Foundation. Formed by 21 passionate former students in 1953, our organization continues to carry on their vision of building a brighter future for Texas A&M University through private philanthropy.
Ronnie Crocker ’85 honors his mother, Betty Crocker LeMay, and her achievements with the Texas A&M University Police Department through an Endowed Opportunity Award.
Thanks to an impactful scholarship, Jada Greenidge ’26 is pursuing her dreams to become an Aggie veterinarian.
Huddle up with “Financial Quarterback” and former football star Stephen McGee ’08 ’09 as he shares his game-winning financial strategies.
Meet four couples whose love stories start with a Spirit can ne'er be told.
The Texas A&M Foundation recognizes Joe Horlen for his impact on the Texas A&M University’s Department of Construction Science.
Take a look at our 12 favorite photos from last year and cast your vote.
Estate attorney Michele Mobley ’87 shares top tips for estate tax savings in the new year.
Annette Forst ’88 shares how the Network for Academic Corporate Relations Officers helps her change the world, one corporate partnership at a time.
Four companies extend their mission through supporting Texas A&M students.
Through its Corporate Partner Program, Texas A&M University’s Career Center collaborates with companies to share strategic guidance.
The holiday season is the perfect time to reflect and remember to include others in our intentions.
Discover more about this meaningful philanthropic tool and why it matters for Texas A&M University’s future.
The Texas A&M Foundation recognized Herrera for her impact at the Texas A&M University School of Law.
Through a wide range of groups, new students from every background can find community and a place in Aggieland.
The Texas A&M Foundation’s Adopt a Scholar program connects grateful scholars with generous mentors for a meaningful Aggie experience.
Use these simple steps to create a personalized and impactful scholarship to help Aggies find their home away from home at Texas A&M.
We rounded up answers to the 10 most asked questions we receive about scholarships at Texas A&M University.
Carrie King ’08 and her husband, Bryant, established an Endowed Opportunity Award to support homeschooled Aggies.
The most important lesson I learned in Aggieland.
Through planned giving options suitable for every life stage, discover how you can impact Aggieland while providing for yourself and loved ones.
We asked: Where is the most unexpected place you met a fellow Aggie? Here are the responses!
The estate lawyer carries on a family legacy of serving Texas A&M University.
With its long-time relationship with Texas A&M University, Chevron is a prime example of the opportunities and benefits of engaging with Aggieland.
The Foundation Excellence Award has supported a more diverse workforce by helping underserved students receive educational opportunities.
The Texas A&M Foundation Office of Corporate Relations connects our business partners to resources, investment opportunities and top Aggie talent.
Texas A&M University’s Career Center can provide your corporation with an invaluable point of contact to find your next hire on a large campus.
See how an Aggie partnership can support your corporation by exploring the four foremost reasons companies choose to invest in Texas A&M University.
Join our passionate planned giving professionals as they guide you through every step of creating your Aggieland legacy.
Established in 1999, the Foundation Excellence Award has helped thousands of underserved students join the Aggie family.
For 54 years, the President’s Endowed Scholarship program has equipped Aggies for excellence and career achievement.
Each year, hundreds of scholarship recipients write thank-you notes to their donors to express gratitude and develop meaningful relationships.
We asked five exceptional Aggies an all-important question: “What do you want to be remembered for?”
Have cash or appreciated assets that aren’t yielding a desirable return? A charitable gift annuity can make your assets work for you!
Courtney Eeds ’22, Anna Fedewa ’22 and Caitlin Garcia ’22 were named recipients of the 2022 Trustees’ Outstanding Student Award.
Texas A&M Foundation real estate expert James Mayo ’07 ’09 explores the unique advantages of funding a charitable remainder unitrust with real estate.
Tax experts Sarah ’00 and Arty Brieden ’99 share tips for proactive tax management.
Tyson Voelkel '96 discusses strategic editorial updates to Spirit magazine.
Now accepting cryptocurrency donations, the Texas A&M Foundation is adding to the list of ways you can invest in Aggieland’s future.
Learn how to incorporate digital assets into your estate plan to carry on your legacy in an increasingly digital world.
As a principal software developer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, Bob Deen ’87 helps deliver awe-inspiring images from Mars.
As the first Black drum major to lead the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band, the late Kevin Phillip Roberts ’89 marched his way into history.
The recently formed Aggie Experience Fund is helping cover students’ participation fees in recognized campus organizations.
A professional relationship became a lifelong friendship for Phylis and Steve Canion ’76 and planned giving officer Kelsey Christian ’02.
For the thousands of students who attend Texas A&M University thanks to the support of donors, the old saying is true: every bit counts.
Benjamin Knox ’90 has spent his life capturing the Aggie Spirit on canvas, painting history as it happens. Today, he’s investing in future Aggies.
Four planned giving scholars share treasured Aggie memories from 2021 and set goals for the new year.
How to pass down wealth wisely to your loved ones.
Certified financial planner Jeff Judah ’90 shares financial and philanthropic advice to help you navigate your 2021 taxes.
Learn about the tax advantages of different giving methods and find the right one for you with our five-minute quiz!
Learn how your extra retirement assets can benefit you and loved ones while creating an impact at Texas A&M University.
...compete in the Olympics? find internet fame? appear on Jeopardy? travel to space? go viral? Five former students share their out-there experiences.
Explore the impact of planned gifts, learn more about ways you can leave your legacy in Aggieland and meet our planned giving team!
Certified financial planner Ashley Parks ’98 shares tips to help families become more financially responsible.
Learn how you can forever memorialize your loved ones in Aggieland.
Six gift honorees share what it means to have a gift made in their honor.
Created in 2012, this award recognizes students who succeeded in college despite experiencing personal or family financial challenges.
Get the scoop on donor-advised funds from two couples who have “been there, done that.”
The Kalluvilayil siblings established a Foundation Excellence Award in honor of their parents’ dedication to education.
An endowment is one of the most powerful gifts you can create for Texas A&M. Discover more about this meaningful philanthropic tool in our new video!
Continuing to make an impact after your lifetime can be easily achieved by creating a beneficiary gift tailored to further your passions in Aggieland.
Learn how to become a wiser woman—financially speaking—with these top financial tips from professionals.
Thanks to a few rare opportunities offered by the CARES Act, you might be able to give more to charity in 2021 than you originally planned.
Here are some of the best moments of last year, summarized in photos.
Hear from Foundation President Tyson Voelkel '96 on how he views the holidays as a season of gratitude.
The Lead by Example campaign may have ended on Dec. 31, 2020, but its impact will live on in Aggieland for generations thanks to private generosity.
Read the latest letters from Spirit readers.
The achievement of the Lead by Example campaign’s $4 billion goal proves there is no limit to what the Aggie community can accomplish.
The Texas A&M Foundation welcomed 27 students into its 13th class of Maroon Coats.
125 incoming freshmen received Endowed Opportunity Awards and 149 incoming freshmen received Foundation Excellence Awards.
A President’s Endowed Scholarship is considered the most prestigious academic merit scholarship awarded by Texas A&M.
Dan Allen Hughes Jr., president and CEO of the Dan A. Hughes Company and Hupecol Operating Company, joins the Texas A&M Foundation Board of Trustees.
Aggies and friends of Texas A&M are on track to surpass the Lead by Example campaign goal and raise more than $4 billion for our university by the end of 2020.
The gift will bolster the university's efforts to support first-generation students as they navigate collegiate life.
The gift will create a permanent home for the VRSC, endow on-campus veteran programs and provide matching funds for veteran scholarships.
In honor of the 80th anniversary of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Sugar and Mike Barnes have created naming gift.
Pia will lead the Foundation’s investment team and help drive critical decisions for the success of Texas A&M's long-term investment pool.
The Texas A&M Foundation Board of Trustees named Isolde Parrish ’20 as the recipient of the Foundation’s eighth Outstanding Student Award.
Learn about the new SECURE Act's higher taxation on IRA inheritance and how a Testamentary Charitable Remainder Unitrust can help.
The 12th Can and the Texas A&M Foundation are organizing a food drive to assist students, faculty and staff facing food insecurity during COVID-19.
Brandon Neff ’99 and Dr. Joe Tidwell ’99, owners of SCAN13, explain how you can protect yourself from two common hacking threats during COVID-19.
Fully-immersive event showcased four high-impact research and academic initiatives by Texas A&M University students and faculty.
Gina Luna '95 joins the Texas A&M Foundation's Board of Trustees.
The Texas A&M Foundation has selected Dr. Henry L. “Sonny” Presnal ’57 as a recipient of its 2020 Partner in Philanthropy Award.
The changes in the tax law mean it’s less likely you'll itemize your deductions and therefore you may need to rethink your strategy.
Aggieland has gained national recognition as a welcoming place for veterans returning from their military careers to seek a college education.
Reynolds and Reynolds expands its relationship with Texas A&M by committing a $4 million gift to name the Sales Leadership Institute.
The Texas A&M Foundation honors three couples with the 2019 Sterling C. Evans Medal award.
Celebrating the contributions and service of the Texas A&M campus community.
Mays Business School’s Strategic Philanthropy course teaches students the principles of generosity and philanthropy.
Texas A&M University’s PATHS Program prepares students with disabilities for independent living and the workforce.
By partnering with community colleges, Texas A&M and Chevron are ensuring that tomorrow’s engineers more closely resemble today’s Texans.
From a new Department of Military Medicine to expanded partnerships with the Corps of Cadets, check out the progress.
Texas A&M University’s viticulture and enology programs support industry producers in growing high-quality wines within the state’s natural terroir.
Aggies in the Nautical Archaeology Program follow their passion by excavating, solving shipwreck mysteries and helping to conserve sunken treasures.
Stories of selfless service on campus and abroad.
Lynn Hagan ’77 uses matching gift funds from Chevron to establish the first endowment for the Texas A&M Women’s Resource Center.
Patsy Kott ’90 championed the Rec Sports' Outdoor Adventures program. A memorial scholarship in her name supports students who share her same spirit.
Laurie Hagemaier reflects on her late father’s legacy of generosity as his planned gift takes effect.
Showcasing the impact of planned gifts during the Lead by Example campaign.
Sally Old Houdayer honors her father’s World War II and Cold War military service through a bequest for Corps of Cadets scholarships.
In their 125th year, the Texas A&M Singing Cadets are celebrating their history.
The Marie M. and James H. Galloway Foundation donates a ranch to support Texas A&M’s Center for Teaching Excellence.
Texas A&M University veterinarians collaborate to successfully operate on a canine with a rare tumor.
The power of endowed funds.
Why is this mother-daughter team helping Texas A&M merge technology and health care? The reasons are many.
Shane Frazier ’98 makes an IRA beneficiary gift to support Mays Business School.
Dr. Michael Morrisey answers your most common questions about Medicare.
The Texas A&M Foundation welcomes generous benefactors to Aggieland for Exploration Day.
Ashley Ralph ’19 receives her great-grandfather’s class ring, symbolizing a family legacy that spans 100 years of Aggie heritage.
Sisters and scholarship recipients Sarah ’19 and Emily Cooley ’19 are only months away from achieving their goal of becoming Aggie nurses.
In recognition of Dr. Lee Lowery’s more than 60 years of teaching, former students are creating a scholarship program in his name.
A look at the Bryan-College Station company that has created monuments for Texas A&M’s campus since 1999.
44 Farms makes a gift for the International Beef Cattle Academy, which advances beef production knowledge to students across the globe.
John R. Carmichael III ’73 created a gift in his will to support the Mays Business School Master of Real Estate Program.
New Heritage members Patricia ’93 and Edward McGruder ’89 pave a path for future students through a planned gift.
Since 1968, the President’s Endowed Scholarship program has been inspiring high-achieving students to make Texas A&M their school of choice.
William “Billy” Lemmons, founder and managing partner of EnCap Flatrock Midstream, joined the Texas A&M Foundation Board of Trustees on July 1.
The College of Engineering recognized six former students with its 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award, including Carl Jaedicke ’73.
Former Texas A&M University athletes complete funding for a Foundation Excellence Award at the eighth annual Aggie Legends Golf Classic.
Aggie engineering is ahead of the game.
The Texas A&M Foundation announces its 2018 Sterling C. Evans Medal honorees.
A new program combines engineering and medicine to stimulate innovation and transform health care.
The Texas A&M Foundation has recognized Rhonda and Frosty Gilliam Jr. ’80 as 2018 recipients of the prestigious Sterling C. Evans Medal.
This week the Texas A&M Foundation announced the hire of Rush Harvey, who assumed the role of Director of Investments on Feb. 1.
The Texas A&M Foundation will make $90.8 million available to Texas A&M University as a result of donations during the past fiscal year.
Take a journey down the path of the Lead by Example campaign, from 2012 to the present.
Helping the university grow requires an entrepreneurial mindset that is based on generating value each day.
Construction is now underway to build a new state-of-the-art Music Activities Center for the university’s orchestras, choirs and bands.
Learn how you can help Aggies in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Arthur McFerrin Jr. will continue to inspire Aggies through the renaming of Mays Business School’s Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship.
Lou Paletta, a founding partner and the chief operating officer of Kildare Partners, joined the Texas A&M Foundation Board of Trustees on July 1.
One of the most respected Aggie organizations, the Texas A&M Foundation Maroon Coats celebrate 10 years.
A discussion with Dr. Jen Shang, a philanthropic psychologist at Plymouth University in the United Kingdom.
The Texas A&M Foundation Board of Trustees recognized three couples as recipients of the Sterling C. Evans Medal.
The Texas A&M Foundation Board of Trustees named Brenda Castillo '17 and Joshua Sutton '17 as recipients of its fifth Outstanding Student Award.
The Texas A&M Foundation honored its 10th class of Maroon Coats at a coating ceremony on Sunday, April 9.
Read an overview of our progress on Lead by Example, one of the boldest comprehensive campaigns in the history of public higher education.
A $20 million gift from Jon Hagler '58 will enrich Texas A&M's intellectual climate and educational experience.
Bonnie and Joe Merritt honor Texas A&M Foundation Development Officer Chastity Carrigan '16 with an endowed scholarship.
The Texas A&M Foundation received a $20 million gift to rename the Institute for Advanced Study in honor of Jon L. Hagler '58.
Former Texas A&M Foundation Chairman Bob J. Surovik ’58 passed away Feb. 7 at the age of 80. He left a legacy of leadership and support for Texas A&M.
The Texas A&M Foundation named Janet Bluemel, her husband John A. Gladysz, and M. Edward Rister as recipients of its Partner in Philanthropy Award.
Mark Browning '88's position at the Texas A&M Foundation inspired him and his wife, Nancy '90 to endow a liberal arts scholarship.
One camp at Texas A&M helps kids explore their passions before they get to college.
Barbara and Bill Huffman '53 fund Fish Camp awards; campaign passes halfway mark; Foundation makes $103.9 million available to Texas A&M; Robin '76 and Bob Starnes '72 donate new Foundation golf cart.
A new campaign for Texas A&M seeks to combat global challenges and inspire Aggies and non-Aggies alike to create their own "good" for our university and our world.
Foundation welcomes new trustee; four employees receive service awards; Maroon Coats induct 23 new members.
The Rachal Foundation and Tom and Joan Read are honored as recipients of the 2016 Sterling C. Evans Medal, the highest award bestowed by the Texas A&M Foundation.
Tyson Voelkel ’96 brings an extraordinary passion for Texas A&M to his new job as president of the Texas A&M Foundation.
Mark Browning ’88 funds finance scholarships; Lead by Example campaign launches; professor receives first faculty philanthropy award.
The Texas A&M Foundation’s Board of Trustees announced the selection of Tyson Voelkel '96 as its new president.
In its newly released annual report, the Texas A&M Foundation announced it will make a record $88.2 million available to Texas A&M University.
This week’s Bugle Call salutes Bob Jordan, Class of ’85!
This week’s Bugle Call salutes Betty Ann Graves, who first came into the Aggie Family when she married her late Aggie husband, Dick Graves ’51.
Texas A&M announced today the launch of a $4 billion comprehensive campaign to address major societal challenges facing the state, nation and world.
After 22 years as president of the Texas A&M Foundation, my departure will be bittersweet.
Employee Janet Handley ’76 funds Corps scholarships; couple funds new Foundation Fish Camp award; Jon Hagler ’58 receives honorary degree.
The Texas A&M Foundation honored Carolyn '69 and Thomas '57 Adair with a Bugle Call at the Texas A&M vs. South Carolina football game on October 31.
The Texas A&M Foundation honored Kevin Brice Andrews '11 with a Bugle Call at the Texas A&M vs. Alabama football game on October 17.
The Texas A&M Foundation honored Charlie Pence with a Bugle Call at the Texas A&M vs. Mississippi State football game on Oct. 3
The Texas A&M Foundation honored Donald Zale and Gerald Ray with a Bugle Call at the Texas A&M vs. Nevada football game on Sept. 19.
The Texas A&M Foundation honored Bob Byrns with this year's first Bugle Call at the Texas A&M vs. Ball State football game on Sept. 12.
Sixteen students who attended Texas A&M’s Fish Camp this summer have been randomly selected as recipients of the $1,000 “Fishin’ With Franks” awards.