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Helping Engineers Thrive

The late Dr. Bonnie Hunt ’77 continues to inspire the next generation of engineers with a scholarship endowment created through a planned gift.

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Tax Smart Giving

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.

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Giving a Beneficial Inheritance

A practical plan for leaving a beneficial inheritance to your children.

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Fish Camp Fever

Texas A&M Foundation employee Andrew Millar ’14 creates a planned gift using his IRA to support Fish Camp student leaders.

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A Little Piece of Texas Goes a Long Way

Sandy and Les Pittman ’74 reap multiple benefits through the charitable remainder unitrust established through the Foundation.

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Giving Real Estate

Vice President for Real Estate Services, Tim Walton ’90 explains why leaving a legacy for Texas A&M via real estate offers great benefits.

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Estate Planning for Young Adults

It’s never too early to have a conversation with your child about the future. Learn about his or her wishes and share your own estate plans.

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Charitable Gift Annuity Rate Increases

New Gift Annuity Rates Offer Even Greater Benefits to Donors from Lifetime Income Gifts!

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A Mother's Love

Capt. John Moore ’66 honors his mother’s legacy through an IRA charitable rollover gift.

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Forecasting the Future

A planned gift from the late Joan Griffiths honors Texas’ first state climatologist and supports three students studying atmospheric sciences.

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Gift Honors the Noble Man of Kyle

A planned gift from Mary Haney, wife of former Aggie Band Director Col. Joe T. Haney ’48, will help future Aggie musicians pursue their dreams.

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Home on the Range

A gift of Hill Country property from Kay and Charles “Charlie” Pence ’51 will support Texas A&M University programs close to their hearts.

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The Sum of Objectives Realized: Charitable Remainder Unitrust

How a charitable remainder unitrust benefits you.

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Bequests 101

We talk about making a bequest, but what is it really? Originally, it referred to property passed through a will, but today, it means so much more.

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Tips for Downsizing

Whether becoming empty nesters, downsizing or embracing the minimalist movement, households are giving their items a closer look.

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Finding the Root of Joy

Poet, speaker and photographer Karla K. Morton '86 will bring messages of hope and inspiration to the 2018 Women, Wealth & Wisdom.

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Life Insurance Gift Benefits Petroleum Engineering Department

Marilyn and Steve Miller ’79 designate the Texas A&M Foundation as owner and beneficiary of their $1 million life insurance policy.

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Worlds Apart: English and Engineering

Scholarship created by C.C. Burton ’42 assist students in English and Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University.

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Support for Second Chances

Two funds established by Linzy Woolf ’01 will provide veterinary care for veterans’ animals and support the Stevenson Center.

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How to Thrive When Life Happens

Joy Kirsch, CFO of life-changing events at Kirsch & Associates is the upcoming keynote speaker at Women, Wealth & Wisdom-North Texas on March 2, 2018.

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Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Explained

With the recent passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), there will be substantial tax changes for many Americans in 2018.

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A Sea of Opportunities

Mary ’04 and Clark Maxwell ’05 will support athletes and students at Texas A&M University at Galveston through charitable bequests.

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Generosity Takes Flight

A gift from Connie and Roy Kendall's estate brings thousands of moths and butterflies to Texas A&M University.

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Never Stop Learning

Lynn and Richard Box ’61 create a charitable remainder unitrust to support future Aggies.

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A Lifetime of Giving

Former Texas A&M Foundation employee Jerome Rektorik ’65 establishes a planned gift to support three areas at Texas A&M University.

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Business Benefactors

Former dean of Mays Business School and wife ensure continued support for Cocanougher Special Events Center with a charitable gift annuity.

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Planting a Legacy

Heritage Membership celebrates and honors those who have included a gift for Texas A&M in their estate plans.

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Air Force Pilot Gives Back

Ryan Workman '99 and his wife Charity '97 use their life insurance policy to support cadets and encourage them to carry on Texas A&M traditions.

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Across Generations

A realized fellowship funds research and exploration opportunities in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at Texas A&M University.

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Texas A&M’s First Family of Architecture

The legacy of the Geren-Giesecke family at Texas A&M started in 1886 and continues today through gifts that benefit Aggie faculty and students.

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Estate Planning Essentials

Outline and secure your after-lifetime wishes before it’s too late.

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Dedication to Education

Through a charitable bequest that will fund scholarships, Debra and Douglas Johnson ’82 will alleviate financial struggles for future students.

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Women, Wealth & Wisdom Reference Materials

Access videos and materials from Women, Wealth & Wisdom 2017, a free financial and estate planning event for women of all ages and stages.

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Make a Gift Without Writing a Check

Texas A&M’s success depends on the generosity of those who invest in its future. You can make a difference without depleting your checking account.

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Be Charitable and Diversify for Retirement

We’ve all heard “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket,” but when it comes to your retirement income, you want more than one basket.

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Gift Will Expand Access to Sea Camp

Judy Wern Kiester '76 set up a bequest in her will to endow scholarships for underprivileged children to attend Sea Camp.

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Young Former Student Gives Back

A planned gift from Benjamin Hayford ’14 will create a fellowship and study abroad scholarship at The Bush School of Government and Public Service.

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A Look Back at Women, Wealth & Wisdom

On May 19, the Office of Gift Planning will host its 6th Women, Wealth & Wisdom workshop. Take a look back at past speakers.

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Planning Can Be Easy As Pie

Planning is a key part of life. Even though changes may happen, you can plan your estate to ensure that your family's needs and your wishes are met.

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A Lesson in Philanthropy

April Hampton Perez shares advice and information on engaging at the 2017 Women, Wealth & Wisdom workshop.

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A Spark of Success

Previous Women, Wealth & Wisdom speaker, blogger and New York Times best-selling author Melanie Shankle ’93 discusses the power of community.

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Looking for the Light

Karen Walrond has learned to embrace the beauty of her own individuality and shared that wisdom with hundreds of women.

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Global Experience for a Global Economy

Jennifer Lindsay '88 wanted to give back to Liberal Arts students, establishing a study abroad endowment with a life insurance policy.

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Continuing the Cycle of Giving Back

A scholarship recipient herself, Tiffany Wilmore '98 established her own scholarship that will provide a future student with the same opportunity.

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A White Coat Legacy

Dr. Jeanne Fairweather left a lasting impact on future Aggie veterinarians with a simple charitable bequest.

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Tax Wise Charitable Planning Strategies

There are several charitable planning strategies that can help you lower your tax burden. Learn your different options to save money this year.

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Empowering Women in Numbers

For the past five years, the Women, Wealth and Wisdom workshop has empowered more women to take control of their finances.

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Gift of Life Insurance Supports MSC OPAS

Jeremy Byrd '00 made the decision to give back to OPAS by naming the Texas A&M Foundation as a beneficiary in his life insurance policy.

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Aggie Parents Inspired By Others

Steve and Linda Phillips created two scholarships to fund industrial distribution and early childhood education students.

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Stock Funded Gift Provides Couple with Payments for Life

Jean and Col. John R. Vilas ’53 ’66 used Apple stock to fund a charitable gift annuity through the Texas A&M Foundation.

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Pre-Travel Checklist

Updating your estate plans before traveling can make your week of rest even more relaxing knowing that your loved ones are taken care of.

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Health Tips and Advice for Travelers

A vacation can turn out quite the opposite if you get sick or injured. But a little bit of pre-planning can make sure your vacation is worry-free.

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Planned Gift Supports Female Graduates from the College of Geosciences

Ben Vaugn '74 designated a planned gift from his life insurance policy to establish an endowed scholarship for women studying geology and geophysics.

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How Much Is Too Much Inheritance?

While we all want to help our children and grandchildren, a lump sum inheritance may be too much for our heirs to manage all at once.

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Simple Ideas to Protect Your Loved Ones

With just a little planning, you can have peace of mind knowing you have taken care of your family and secured their future.

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Who to Choose as a Beneficiary?

At 70½, you will be required to take a distribution from your IRA, even if you do not need it. Learn about different options on handling your IRA.

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Choosing an Executor

Choosing an executor - the person or institution you put in charge of carrying out your final wishes - is one of the most important decisions.

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Smooth Sailing

Hal Schade’s life journey would take him from around the world, but two questions would create a round-trip that would lead him back to Texas A&M.

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From Donor to Gift Planning Officer

When Amy Bacon ’91 met with the Gift Planning staff to learn more about creating a planned gift, her meeting brought a much different outcome.

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How to Meet Your Financial Needs and Still Benefit Texas A&M

Angela & Byron Maxwell '47 wanted to support A&M but wanted to help family too. With a testamentary unitrust, they were able to accomplish both goals.

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A Gift That Provides You Secure and Stable Payments for Life

A growing number of Aggies are learning about the benefits of a charitable gift annuity because of all the advantages it brings.

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Busy Voelkel Family Makes Time to Invest in Texas A&M Through a Gift of Life Insurance

In February, the Voelkels named the Texas A&M Foundation beneficiary of a $500,000 life insurance policy.

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California Couple Supports Corps of Cadets With After-Lifetime Gift

A charitable gift annuity funded by Dorthy and Jim Staehs ’55 will cement the legacy of this proud Aggie couple.

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Edna and Ed Hogan Provide for Their Daughters and Texas A&M With a Planned Gift

The legacy of Edna and Ed Hogan Jr. '44 lives on at Texas A&M through a charitable remainder trust they established to support the university.

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Fifth Annual Women Wealth and Wisdom Conference

The Women, Wealth and Wisdom workshop has empowered more women to take control of their finances by providing expert insights and advice.

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Peace of Mind for Pet Lovers

Texas A&M’s Stevenson Companion Animal Life-Care Center is a pet paradise, veterinary training ground and Shangri-la for pet owners.

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Shady Shares His Spirit

Throughout the country Texas A&M former students exemplify what it means to be an Aggie every day of their lives.

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Our Bequest to A&M Offers Financial Flexibility

My wife, Jane, and I want to support our children and grandchildren financially if they need it, so a “planned gift” for Texas A&M.

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Aggie Creates Gift Before Starting Afghanistan Job

Before James H. Johnson ’86 started a job in Afghanistan last year, he wanted to finish an important item on his to-do list: establish a planned gift.

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Four Reasons to Rethink Online Giving

Donating through the Texas A&M Foundation’s online giving platform is a hassle-free way to make a difference for Texas A&M.

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When Texas A&M is Your Fifth Child

When Dionel Avilès ’53 and his wife updated their estate plan, they created a revocable living trust that benefits their children and A&M programs.

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Where There's a Will, There's a Way

Zou and Boyd Cherry '67 established gifts in their wills to impact Texas A&M students and programs.

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Five Reasons to Take Advantage of Matching Gifts

Consider these five reasons to use matching funds with your next donation.

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Foundation Welcomes New Heritage Members

The Texas A&M Foundation is happy to welcome many new Heritage Members to the A&M Legacy Society.

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The Call to Serve

United States Naval pilot Clay Huber '12 demonstrates leadership with a planned gift.

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Rooted in Texas A&M

Carolyn ’69 ’75 and Thomas Adair ’57 ’65 created a significant planned gift to ensure that all of their assets will benefit Texas A&M.

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A Charitable Gift Annuity Combines Giving and Receiving

Marijo and Bob English '46 established a charitable gift annuity to benefit the Corps of Cadets and their family.

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How to Overcome Stress and Thrive After a Life Transition

Joy Kirsch, CFO of life changing events at Kirsch & Associates, shares her insight about overcoming stress and thriving over life's road blocks.

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE HERE AND ABROAD

Michelle Keller ’92 is designating a percentage of her estate to fund a scholarship for future students who desire to study abroad.

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Gift of IRA Takes Flight

Class of '82 couple will help Aggies create flight plans for their future through planned gift.

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Benefiting Aggies Forever

Jim McBride's '62 planned IRA gift first will endow eight, four-year General Rudder scholarships for students in the Corps of Cadets.

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From Heartbreak to Hope

Lois and Sally Beach ’81 established memorial endowments to create scholarships for future generations of Aggie students.

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The Life Estate

Clifton Pfeil '50 and his wife, Lenette, have long wanted to find a way to support the university that has meant so much to them over the years.

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Surveying the Future of Civil Engineering

Bud and his wife, Patsy, will create, after their lifetime, a testamentary lead trust for which the Foundation Trust Company will serve as trustee.

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THIRD CORPS SCHOLARSHIP CREATED

Mike C. Dillingham '35 recently funded a $50,000 gift annuity with the Texas A&M Foundation.

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Peace of Mind Gift Annuity

Elizabeth and Ted Saba '41 of Tyler began giving to Texas A&M in 1989. They recently made their fourth major gift, a $50,000 charitable gift annuity.

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Deferred Gift Annuity

W. J. Parks '58 and his wife, Janie, worked hard to be able to give back to Texas A&M and the Corps of Cadets with a monetary gift.

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Building a Platform in Civil Engineering

John J. Bardgette '45 established his most important partnership when, after a brief courtship, he married his wife, Jean, in June 1946.

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Corps Contributions

A class of '49 Aggie's legacy lives on through his bequest to the Corps of Cadets.

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The Gift that Gives Twice

The Maxwells are using estate assets to set up the unitrust which will begin after their lifetimes.

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A Letterman's Legacy

The Lemings' charitable trust will create scholarships for business students and cadets, as well as support athletic and former student programs.

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Payback

The Kensings created their charitable gift annuity by transferring significant assets to the Texas A&M Foundation.

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Aggie Couple Supports TAMU with Real Estate Gift

Linda and James love their home. They purchased it decades ago when they were just married.

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AGGIE INTERVENTION

With help from Shelby Metcalf and J. Wayne Stark, a small-town boy is lifted from oil field worker to successful entrepreneur.

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HAMMONDS PLAN GENEROUS GIFTS

Wilton Hammond '48 says it was A&M that strengthened his values, gave him leadership skills, and prepared him for his rise to president and chairman.

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Financing Future Aggie Leaders

Toni Anne and Tom Dashiell '52 are including a planned gift to the Texas A&M Foundation in their revocable living trust.

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Aggie Persistence

Chaz Neely's '62 career climb to owner of San Antonio Steel Company was not a story of overnight success.

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Added Insurance for Students and Animals

Lu Ann Ervin, DVM '84 is dedicated to providing outstanding care to the large and small patients at her business, Texas Animal Medical Center in Waco.

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Military Mom Helps Others Afford Child Care Through Estate Gift

A military mom is helping others afford child care through an estate gift to the Becky Gates Children’s Center.

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Pair pledges gift to fund several Texas A&M endowments

M. Ann and Charles P. ’82 Manning have committed gifts to Mays Business School, two other Texas A&M University colleges and the 12th Man Foundation.

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Stromberg Unitrust to Benefit Agriculture and Speech Pathology

Through a charitable trust the Strombergs can take care of their personal needs and provide support to students in agriculture and speech pathology.

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A Little Piece of Texas Goes a Long Way

Sandy and Les Pittman ’74 created a charitable remainder unitrust to leave part of their Texas Hill Country ranch to the Texas A&M Foundation.

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Fish Drill Team Forever Fortified

Lord found the perfect way to give when he received a postcard from the Texas A&M Foundation about life insurance gifts.

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Texas A&M Professors Fund Faculty Chairs with Future Gift to Chemistry

Janet Bluemel and John Gladysz are paying it forward with the largest planned gift in the history of the Texas A&M Chemistry Department.

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Giving As You Go

The Von Dohlen's life insurance gift will turn their $21,092 contribution into an endowment of around $120,000.

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