Learn which of your assets is best suited for a planned gift to benefit you, your loved ones and Texas A&M University.
A Dripping Springs couple provides a unique planned gift for Texas A&M University.
Planning for their pets’ futures led Barbara and Russell Behrndt to support Texas A&M University with current and estate gifts.
A look at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s unique history and how it continues to play a vital role in impacting Texas citizens and beyond.
Dr. Martha Couch uses her Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experience to pay it forward in a planned gift to support future 4-H educators.
Use our expert-approved estate planning resources to accomplish your 2020 resolution before the clock strikes midnight.
Women graduates of the Mays Business School are making their mark - leading in industry, earning recognition and supporting the next generation.
Heath Hendricks ’99 created a planned gift using his retirement account to support the Memorial Student Center Committees that changed his life.
Using a planned gift to create an endowment allows the Texas A&M Foundation to support your Aggieland passions in perpetuity.
Noble Knight Gutierrez ’22 proves that the late Louise Milliken’s planned gift is truly creating leaders in Aggieland.
Helene Segura ’93 shares time-management techniques to help you slay time and eliminate inefficiency as you move into the busy fall season.
The late Jay Kregel ’89 left his legacy to support first-generation Aggies like Mirna Cardenas ’18.
Learn how chairs, professorships and fellowships support researchers and faculty members who contribute to Texas A&M University’s excellence.
Learn the differences between a charitable remainder trust and a charitable lead trust to determine which is right for you.
An Aggie, World War II veteran and retired Foreign Service Officer, reflects on his experiences.
Learn the truth behind these planned giving myths to gain freedom in your estate planning journey.
Jenny and Bob Jarcik's steadfast appreciation for the Aggie community inspired them to support student veterans.
Maria and Rex Grey ’67 are supporting America’s future public servants with a planned gift to the Bush School of Government and Public Service.
Barbara ’75 and Paul Goodman ’76 create a planned gift for Texas A&M that would make their dads proud.
The late James “Cop” Forsyth, Class of 1912, laid the foundation for Aggies to give back to Texas A&M University in the form of planned gifts.
Glenn Pittsford ’72 shares why you should consider a “give it twice” trust in your estate plan.
Learn about the new SECURE Act's higher taxation on IRA inheritance and how a Testamentary Charitable Remainder Unitrust can help.
Learn why donors of all ages and income levels are establishing donor-advised funds.
Inspired by his experience in Company E-2, Al Wheeler ’63 and his wife, Judi, created a Keepers of the Spirit Scholarship to support cadets.
Three Texas A&M University graduating seniors share about their time at Texas A&M and how the scholarships they received impacted their lives.
Outline and secure your after-lifetime wishes before it’s too late.
Drs. Betsy ’72 and Bob Carpenter ’70 are making a promise to foster child literacy with a planned gift.
Missy and Skooter Halamicek use a bequest to share their piece of heaven with Texas A&M University.
Avoid these complications in your plan to protect your assets and loved ones.
A bequest from the late James J. Cain ’51 supports two biomedical engineering professors developing technologies to combat chronic health conditions.
Stacy and Rick Mobley ’81 establish a living trust to support future generations of Aggies in the College of Architecture.
There are many things to love about being an Aggie. Take our quick 10-question quiz to discover your true Aggie passion!
Planned gifts offer many advantages to donors, making them one of the sweetest ways to give.
A charitable gift annuity the late Mike Dillingham ’35 created in 2004 now supports cadets.
Cyd and Tom Kelly ’53 ’55 use a planned gift to enhance their current support for the College of Geosciences.
Learn how estate planning can protect your loved ones and assets.
The initial investment of a planned gift made by Peggy and John Hill '44 in 1987 has nearly doubled and is now making a powerful impact on campus.
An online survey helped the Texas A&M Foundation direct Sandra Schneider's planned gift to support her passions.
Debbi ’74 and Dr. Gregg Dimmick ’74 use an annuity to impact future Aggies by honoring a professor who forever changed their lives.
A gift in a will allows Texas A&M University’s Pecan Endowment to strengthen its roots for future growth.
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.
Betty and Frank Thurmond ’51 express their love for Texas A&M University through four charitable gift annuities and multiple other endowments.
…and Amy ’91 and Robert Bacon ’91 want students to experience it. How their planned gift will help students go global.
Glen Hunt Jr. ’61 was an Aggie of his own generation, but his impact will be heard for generations to come.
Meet four Texas A&M faculty and staff members who established planned gifts as another way of giving back to the university.
Learn about dual-benefit gifts, which can help you support Texas A&M University while increasing your earnings!
Aggie lawyer Weldon Russell ’98 answers some of the most frequently asked questions about estate planning.
A bequest from Dr. Walter Haisler ’67 and his wife will establish an endowed chair position to support the department head of aerospace engineering.
Capt. Greg Tylawsky ’84 credits the Texas A&M Maritime Academy for his successful career at sea.
Check out these three retirement gift methods to see if they might be right for you!
Lydia Copeland attended one of the Foundation's planned giving workshops where she learned how to care for her estate and give back to Texas A&M.
Ronnakrit Rattanasriampaipong ’22, the recipient of a scholarship from the late Dr. Carol Litchfield ’69, carries on her legacy as an advocate.
Bret Baccus ’89 creates a bequest to establish a Foundation Excellence Award scholarship and support the Mays CBA Fellows Program.
Dr. Janice Boyd ’86 found a passion for parrots that inspired her planned gift to the Schubot Exotic Bird Health Center.
Dr. Darcy McMaughan gives three simple steps for owning your health care narrative.
Patsy Kott ’90 championed the Rec Sports' Outdoor Adventures program. A memorial scholarship in her name supports students who share her same spirit.
Janet Briaud and Natalie Briaud Pine of Briaud Financial Advisors offer financial planning ideas for making charitable donations.
Showcasing the impact of planned gifts during the Lead by Example campaign.
Laurie Hagemaier reflects on her late father’s legacy of generosity as his planned gift takes effect.
Sally Old Houdayer honors her father’s World War II and Cold War military service through a bequest for Corps of Cadets scholarships.
Why is this mother-daughter team helping Texas A&M merge technology and health care? The reasons are many.
Dr. Michael Morrisey answers your most common questions about Medicare.
The power of endowed funds.
Shane Frazier ’98 makes an IRA beneficiary gift to support Mays Business School.
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.
Sarah Hlavinka ’86 establishes scholarships in the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences through a planned gift.
A conversation with Glenda Clausell, Esq. and managing counsel from Clausell Law Firm PLLC, on the importance of estate planning.
Charlotte and Billy Parks ’64 support Texas A&M students through a retained life estate.
Sue and Joe Knowles ’50, MD, make the largest scholarship gift in the history of the health sciences at Texas A&M.
Millennials Chase ’10 and Kalyn Georg Carroll ’12 ’14 prove that you’re never too young for a planned gift.
Aggie couple Shannon ’86 and Wayne Roberts ’85 create largest planned gift in Mays Business School history.
Giving a planned gift of real estate offers many advantages, including fixed income for life and avoiding capital gains taxes on large sales.
Established through an estate gift, the Benz School of Floral Design educates students on the sophisticated art of floral arranging.
Tax tips from Andy Beakey ’84, a member of the Texas A&M Department of Accounting Advisory Council and tax partner at Ernst & Young.
Through two planned gifts, Elliot B. “Ben” Vaughn ’74 honors classmate and friend Patty Holyfield ’74
Donating appreciated securities can offer a wealth of benefits.
John Schenken ’98 creates an Endowed Opportunity Award in honor of his 99-year-old grandmother
Bernadette and Jerry Hajek Jr. create an endowed scholarship for Hart Hall residents in memory of their late son.
New Heritage members Michelle ’88 and Todd Steudtner ’87 will use their estate to expand their existing Texas A&M scholarships.
When Tate Banks ’20 talks about his future, he lights up at the prospect of opportunities that await him.
FAQ’s about the estate planning document everyone needs.
The late Dr. Bonnie Hunt ’77 continues to inspire the next generation of engineers with a scholarship endowment created through a planned gift.
A practical plan for leaving a beneficial inheritance to your children.
Texas A&M Foundation employee Andrew Millar ’14 creates a planned gift using his IRA to support Fish Camp student leaders.
Sandy and Les Pittman ’74 reap multiple benefits through the charitable remainder unitrust established through the Foundation.
Vice President for Real Estate Services, Tim Walton ’90 explains why leaving a legacy for Texas A&M via real estate offers great benefits.
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.
New Gift Annuity Rates Offer Even Greater Benefits to Donors from Lifetime Income Gifts!
Capt. John Moore ’66 honors his mother’s legacy through an IRA charitable rollover gift.
A planned gift from the late Joan Griffiths honors Texas’ first state climatologist and supports three students studying atmospheric sciences.
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.
A gift of Hill Country property from Kay and Charles “Charlie” Pence ’51 will support Texas A&M University programs close to their hearts.
How a charitable remainder unitrust benefits you.
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.
Whether becoming empty nesters, downsizing or embracing the minimalist movement, households are giving their items a closer look.
Poet, speaker and photographer Karla K. Morton '86 will bring messages of hope and inspiration to the 2018 Women, Wealth & Wisdom.
Marilyn and Steve Miller ’79 designate the Texas A&M Foundation as owner and beneficiary of their $1 million life insurance policy.
Scholarship created by C.C. Burton ’42 assist students in English and Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University.
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.
With the recent passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), there will be substantial tax changes for many Americans in 2018.
Mary ’04 and Clark Maxwell ’05 will support athletes and students at Texas A&M University at Galveston through charitable bequests.
A gift from Connie and Roy Kendall's estate brings thousands of moths and butterflies to Texas A&M University.
Lynn and Richard Box ’61 create a charitable remainder unitrust to support future Aggies.
Former Texas A&M Foundation employee Jerome Rektorik ’65 establishes a planned gift to support three areas at Texas A&M University.
Former dean of Mays Business School and wife ensure continued support for Cocanougher Special Events Center with a charitable gift annuity.
Heritage Membership celebrates and honors those who have included a gift for Texas A&M in their estate plans.
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.
A realized fellowship funds research and exploration opportunities in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at Texas A&M University.
Through a charitable bequest that will fund scholarships, Debra and Douglas Johnson ’82 will alleviate financial struggles for future students.
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.
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.
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.
Judy Wern Kiester '76 set up a bequest in her will to endow scholarships for underprivileged children to attend Sea Camp.
Karen Walrond has learned to embrace the beauty of her own individuality and shared that wisdom with hundreds of women.
On May 19, the Office of Gift Planning will host its 6th Women, Wealth & Wisdom workshop. Take a look back at past speakers.
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.
April Hampton Perez shares advice and information on engaging at the 2017 Women, Wealth & Wisdom workshop.
Previous Women, Wealth & Wisdom speaker, blogger and New York Times best-selling author Melanie Shankle ’93 discusses the power of community.
Jennifer Lindsay '88 wanted to give back to Liberal Arts students, establishing a study abroad endowment with a life insurance policy.
A scholarship recipient herself, Tiffany Wilmore '98 established her own scholarship that will provide a future student with the same opportunity.
Dr. Jeanne Fairweather left a lasting impact on future Aggie veterinarians with a simple charitable bequest.
There are several charitable planning strategies that can help you lower your tax burden. Learn your different options to save money this year.
For the past five years, the Women, Wealth and Wisdom workshop has empowered more women to take control of their finances.
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.
Steve and Linda Phillips created two scholarships to fund industrial distribution and early childhood education students.
Jean and Col. John R. Vilas ’53 ’66 used Apple stock to fund a charitable gift annuity through the Texas A&M Foundation.
Ben Vaugn '74 designated a planned gift from his life insurance policy to establish an endowed scholarship for women studying geology and geophysics.
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.
With just a little planning, you can have peace of mind knowing you have taken care of your family and secured their future.
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.
Choosing an executor - the person or institution you put in charge of carrying out your final wishes - is one of the most important decisions.
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.
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.
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.
A growing number of Aggies are learning about the benefits of a charitable gift annuity because of all the advantages it brings.
In February, the Voelkels named the Texas A&M Foundation beneficiary of a $500,000 life insurance policy.
A charitable gift annuity funded by Dorthy and Jim Staehs ’55 will cement the legacy of this proud Aggie couple.
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.
Texas A&M’s Stevenson Companion Animal Life-Care Center is a pet paradise, veterinary training ground and Shangri-la for pet owners.
Throughout the country Texas A&M former students exemplify what it means to be an Aggie every day of their lives.
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.
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.
Donating through the Texas A&M Foundation’s online giving platform is a hassle-free way to make a difference for Texas A&M.
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.
Zou and Boyd Cherry '67 established gifts in their wills to impact Texas A&M students and programs.
Consider these five reasons to use matching funds with your next donation.
United States Naval pilot Clay Huber '12 demonstrates leadership with a planned gift.
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.
Marijo and Bob English '46 established a charitable gift annuity to benefit the Corps of Cadets and their family.
Michelle Keller ’92 is designating a percentage of her estate to fund a scholarship for future students who desire to study abroad.
Class of '82 couple will help Aggies create flight plans for their future through planned gift.
Jim McBride's '62 planned IRA gift first will endow eight, four-year General Rudder scholarships for students in the Corps of Cadets.
Lois and Sally Beach ’81 established memorial endowments to create scholarships for future generations of Aggie students.
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.
Bud and his wife, Patsy, will create, after their lifetime, a testamentary lead trust for which the Foundation Trust Company will serve as trustee.
Mike C. Dillingham '35 recently funded a $50,000 gift annuity with the Texas A&M Foundation.
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.
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.
John J. Bardgette '45 established his most important partnership when, after a brief courtship, he married his wife, Jean, in June 1946.
A class of '49 Aggie's legacy lives on through his bequest to the Corps of Cadets.
The Maxwells are using estate assets to set up the unitrust which will begin after their lifetimes.
The Lemings' charitable trust will create scholarships for business students and cadets, as well as support athletic and former student programs.
The Kensings created their charitable gift annuity by transferring significant assets to the Texas A&M Foundation.
Linda and James love their home. They purchased it decades ago when they were just married.
With help from Shelby Metcalf and J. Wayne Stark, a small-town boy is lifted from oil field worker to successful entrepreneur.
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.
Toni Anne and Tom Dashiell '52 are including a planned gift to the Texas A&M Foundation in their revocable living trust.
Chaz Neely's '62 career climb to owner of San Antonio Steel Company was not a story of overnight success.
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.
A military mom is helping others afford child care through an estate gift to the Becky Gates Children’s Center.
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.
Through a charitable trust the Strombergs can take care of their personal needs and provide support to students in agriculture and speech pathology.
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.
Lord found the perfect way to give when he received a postcard from the Texas A&M Foundation about life insurance gifts.
Janet Bluemel and John Gladysz are paying it forward with the largest planned gift in the history of the Texas A&M Chemistry Department.
The Von Dohlen's life insurance gift will turn their $21,092 contribution into an endowment of around $120,000.