Ask the Expert: Taxes and Year-End Giving

Certified financial planner Jeff Judah ’90 shares financial and philanthropic advice to help you navigate your 2021 taxes.

Take Our Tax-Smart Quiz!

Learn about the tax advantages of different giving methods and find the right one for you with our five-minute quiz!

United We Give

Giving back is important for Americans—especially Aggies! Learn how current and former students have continued to support their fellow Aggies.

A New Home for Aggie Veterans

A $5 million gift from Don & Ellie Knauss creates a new space for the Veteran Resource & Support Center at Texas A&M University.

A Brother's Love

Joshua Rohleder ’13 honors his siblings by making gifts to support special needs education at Texas A&M University.

Empowering Aggie Women

Learn more about the Women's Resource Center and the donors who are supporting its impact on female students now and in the future.

CARES Act: Big Gifts. Big Deductions.

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.

Changing the Lives of First-Generation Students

Through a planned gift, Stacy '94 and Brian Smith '92 will support first-generation students in the College of Liberal Arts for years to come.

Investing in Aggie Architects

Di Honey plans a gift in memory of her beloved brother, Tom Merritt '71 '74, to support future Aggie architects.

Leaving a Storybook Legacy

Sharon Almaguer '84 gives back to the Texas A&M University Libraries as part of her commitment to lead by example and help fellow Aggies.

Empowering Tomorrow's Business Students

Brian Miller ’80 pays it forward by endowing President’s Endowed Scholarships for Mays Business School students.

Supporting Second-Career Law Students

Inspired by her own experience, Michelle Simpson '16 updated her estate plan to create an endowed scholarship for second-career law students.

Cultivating Future Farmers and Ranchers

Barbara and Jimmie Steidinger use a charitable remainder unitrust to support tomorrow's Aggie agriculturalists.

Caring for the Caretakers

Dr. Donna Baer '83 '86 '88 repays the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for helping her realize her dream career.

Growing Their Family

Erika ’14 and Chris Pesek ’97 expand their Aggie Family by establishing funds and scholarships to aid in times of need.

Fueling Curiosity in Neuroscience

Dr. Wes Thompson's legacy of selfless service and academic excellence lives on through an endowed chair in the College of Science.

Advancing Cancer Prevention Research

To further cancer prevention research, Jill and Rick Steco committed a bequest to benefit the Texas A&M University College of Medicine.

Building Outstanding Character

Cadet Hajin Seo '21 shares how the the Corps of Cadets is committed to creating leaders.

Advocating for Veterans

Kathryn '11 and Don Boyle '08 plan a gift to support student veterans at Texas A&M University at Galveston.

Producing Global Engineering Leaders

Page and Dan Houser '76 are funding study abroad experiences for the next generation of global engineers.

Contributing to Higher Education

Dr. Jose M. Gonzalez Jr. '81 creates scholarships in the College of Education and College of Science to honor his mother's love of learning.

Destination DOD

With a Texas A&M University academic foundation, Erol Morey ’84 was ready for anything—including a career in satellite imagery.

A Family Legacy of Sustainability and Education

How the Frisbie family’s legacy gift will support agriculture, ecosystems and education at Texas A&M University.

An Aggie-worthy Resolution

Learn how partnering with the Texas A&M Foundation can help you create a plan to successfully execute your legacy giving goals.

Evaluating Your Assets

Learn which of your assets is best suited for a planned gift to benefit you, your loved ones and Texas A&M University.

For the Love of a Horse

A Dripping Springs couple provides a unique planned gift for Texas A&M University.

Cultivating Tomorrow’s Texans

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.

Extending AgriLife Education

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.

Power of the Law

Greg Franklin ’03 ’17 and his wife, Danielle ’02, are supporting the future of the Texas A&M School of Law with a scholarship for Aggie law students.

Never Far From Home

Decades after graduation, James "Jim" Nelson '49 found himself at the end of a war story unlike any other.

Piloting Support for Students

Robert "Bob" Dunham ’63 is giving back through an endowed scholarship and a gift of real estate that will benefit the College of Science.

How to Impact Aggieland Forever

Using a planned gift to create an endowment allows the Texas A&M Foundation to support your Aggieland passions in perpetuity.

Navigating Trusts

Learn the differences between a charitable remainder trust and a charitable lead trust to determine which is right for you.

An Aggie Abroad

An Aggie, World War II veteran and retired Foreign Service Officer, reflects on his experiences.

The Father of Planned Giving

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.

Two Generations of the Aggie Spirit

Barbara ’75 and Paul Goodman ’76 create a planned gift for Texas A&M that would make their dads proud.

The Great Giving Solution

Glenn Pittsford ’72 shares why you should consider a “give it twice” trust in your estate plan.

Gig 'em, Grads!

Three Texas A&M University graduating seniors share about their time at Texas A&M and how the scholarships they received impacted their lives.

In Good Company

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.

Top 5 Donor-Advised Fund Advantages

Learn why donors of all ages and income levels are establishing donor-advised funds.

Major Gift Establishes Norman Borlaug Endowed Research Scholars Program

A $1 million gift from Cactus Feeders establishes the Norman Borlaug Endowed Research Scholars Program at Texas A&M University.

Read All About It

Drs. Betsy ’72 and Bob Carpenter ’70 are making a promise to foster child literacy with a planned gift.

The Gift of Opportunity

Stacy and Rick Mobley ’81 establish a living trust to support future generations of Aggies in the College of Architecture.

Killer Treatments

A bequest from the late James J. Cain ’51 supports two biomedical engineering professors developing technologies to combat chronic health conditions.

Sharing Paradise

Missy and Skooter Halamicek use a bequest to share their piece of heaven with Texas A&M University.

We Know Where they are Coming From

Former students create endowment to support the next generation of black Texas Aggies.

For the Faculty

Esteemed faculty member Dr. James M. Griffin gives $500,000 toward two endowed professorships at the Bush School of Government and Public Service.

The Dillingham Legacy Drives On

A charitable gift annuity the late Mike Dillingham ’35 created in 2004 now supports cadets.

Top 5 Reasons to Love Planned Gifts

Planned gifts offer many advantages to donors, making them one of the sweetest ways to give.

Defining Generosity

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.

Rock-Solid Generosity

Debbi ’74 and Dr. Gregg Dimmick ’74 use an annuity to impact future Aggies by honoring a professor who forever changed their lives.

Rooted in Research

A gift in a will allows Texas A&M University’s Pecan Endowment to strengthen its roots for future growth.

Standing for Service

A new gift established by the Class of 1980 will fund an annual award to honor graduating seniors who exemplify selfless service.

A Scientist's Mind with a Servant's Heart

Meet Jacob Wright ’23: an Aggie and Brockman Scholar from Eagle Pass, Texas, who has a heart to change the world and the mind to make it happen.

An Ambitious Future

The new Dean’s Scholars Award initiative in the College of Engineering is helping attract the nation’s top prospective freshmen.

Giving from the Heart

Betty and Frank Thurmond ’51 express their love for Texas A&M University through four charitable gift annuities and multiple other endowments.

Givers from Within

Meet four Texas A&M faculty and staff members who established planned gifts as another way of giving back to the university.

Three Gifts That Pay You

Learn about dual-benefit gifts, which can help you support Texas A&M University while increasing your earnings!

Marching Behind the Band

Glen Hunt Jr. ’61 was an Aggie of his own generation, but his impact will be heard for generations to come.

Supporting Physicianeers

Lou ’85 and Mark Houser ’83 offer their support to EnMed, an innovative new program that unites engineering and medicine.

Lighting the Future

Linda and Steve Vincent ’73 are taking their passion for international outreach to the Bush School of Government and Public Service.

New Heights for Texas A&M Aerospace Engineering

A bequest from Dr. Walter Haisler ’67 and his wife will establish an endowed chair position to support the department head of aerospace engineering.

Foundational Success

Bret Baccus ’89 creates a bequest to establish a Foundation Excellence Award scholarship and support the Mays CBA Fellows Program.

Helping the Helpers

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.

Closing Chapters and Turning Pages

Drs. Charles “Chuck” Hermann and Lorraine Eden establish a fellowship to support future generations of public servants at the Bush School.

The Wide Receiver Passes It Back

NFL star and former Aggie standout Mike Evans ’15 establishes scholarships at Texas A&M University to support students from his hometown.

The Gift That Grows

The Schob Preserve, a gift of land willed from the late Dr. David Schob, gives students hands-on opportunities for design and research projects.

Born to Build

Patti and Tom Owens ’73 are helping Texas A&M University architecture students build their dreams, one scholarship at a time.

Bringing Industry into the Classroom

Through a $1 million gift, Marilyn and Don Lummus ’58 are helping the College of Engineering attract professors with real-world experience.

Inspiring Innovation

Marlene Lepkoski ’90 establishes the first endowed gift for the Texas A&M School of Innovation.

Texas A&M Foundation Hosts Inaugural Exploration Day

The Texas A&M Foundation welcomes generous benefactors to Aggieland for Exploration Day.

Mapping the Road to Success

Sam and Barney Gershen ’69 support students in the Corps of Cadets and Mays Business School on their journey through Texas A&M.

Gifts Establish New Center for Grand Strategy at Texas A&M’s Bush School

Multimillion-dollar gifts establish a new Center for Grand Strategy at Texas A&M University's Bush School of Government and Public Service.

Rivals United

Transformative gifts establish the J. Mike Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at both UT and Texas A&M.

Texas A&M Acquires Stephen F. Austin’s 1830 Map of Texas

Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp ’72, the university’s Board of Regents, and Bonnie and Otway Denny ’71 enable acquisition of 1830 map of Texas.

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.

Odessa Couple Receives Texas A&M Foundation’s Highest Honor

The Texas A&M Foundation has recognized Rhonda and Frosty Gilliam Jr. ’80 as 2018 recipients of the prestigious Sterling C. Evans Medal.

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.

Five Reasons to Take Advantage of Matching Gifts

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

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.

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.

10 Reasons to Create an Endowed Scholarship

Texas A&M attracts donors who have the means and generous spirit to fund scholarships. Consider these 10 benefits to funding an endowed scholarship.


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