Cadet Spotlight: Griffin Shimkus '22

After decades of molding minds at Texas A&M, the late Dr. Bill Anthony ’71 continues impacting students like cadet Griffin Shimkus ’22.

A True Testament

A planned gift from the late Harold Wolff ’43 exemplifies his lifelong passion for family and Texas A&M University.

Ties That Bind

The Garcia family’s generational giving to Texas A&M University strengthens their bond to Aggieland and one another.

Cheerful Givers

Bob DeHart ’75 and his wife, Nancy Nygren, find unique ways to give back to Aggieland and other organizations that have given them so much.

Selfless Service at the Highest Levels

To help Aggies from groups traditionally underrepresented on campus, Judy ’79 and Dr. Mark Weichold ’78 established a Foundation Excellence Award.

Scoreboards and Scholars

From an old Kyle Field scoreboard in their backyard to the scholarships they created, Angela ’85 and Kerry Stein ’85 root for Aggieland.

History to Remember

The late Dr. Harwood Hinton’s endowment created in memory of his son supports Cushing Memorial Library and Archives’ efforts to document history.

A Newsworthy Gift

A young couple plans a gift to support future Texas A&M University journalism students.

The Spirit Marches On

The late Marjorie Munn planned a gift to memorialize her husband, Walter ’43 that will help students carry on the Munns’ legacy of generosity.

A Brother's Love

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

Never Forgotten

Bulinda and Jerry Ebanks are planning gifts so their sons will live on through others.

A Purrfect Legacy

Bonnie and Joe Merritt plan a gift to memorialize their beloved feline friend, CLEO.

A Brighter Future for Texas A&M Cadets

Two cadets succeed in Aggieland with the help of a memorial planned gift.

In Their Words

Six gift honorees share what it means to have a gift made in their honor.

Engineering Fine Minds

Sheri Henriksen plans a gift that will fund a chair in the College of Engineering in honor of her son, Matthew ’19.

Why I Use Donor-Advised Funds

Get the scoop on donor-advised funds from two couples who have “been there, done that.”

A Healthy Dose of Leadership

Burn surgeon Amalia Cochran ’89 ’98 stresses the importance of leadership education for all of Texas A&M University’s physicians-in-training.

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.

A Woman's Mission

Rebecca Brune creates a planned gift to empower cadets pursuing careers in cybersecurity and international intelligence affairs.

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.

Cultivating Future Farmers and Ranchers

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

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.

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.

For the Love of a Horse

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

Never Far From Home

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

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 Give Up

Mike and Cassie McClung establish the Avery Elise McClung Endowed Memorial Aggie ACHIEVE Scholarship in honor of their 12-year-old daughter.

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.

Opening Doors of Opportunity

Heath Hendricks ’99 created a planned gift using his retirement account to support the Memorial Student Center Committees that changed his life.

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.

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.

Soaring Spirit

Cherilyn Haley and her War Hymn-whistling cockatiel, Sonny, continue to carry on the Aggie Spirit of her late husband, Bill Haley ’51.

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.

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.

More Than A Great Chicken Sandwich

Jerald Huggins ’97 finds success as a Chick-fil-A franchise owner in College Station.

Fueling Future Geologists

Cyd and Tom Kelly ’53 ’55 use a planned gift to enhance their current support for the College of Geosciences.

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.

Planting the Aggie Spirit

An online survey helped the Texas A&M Foundation direct Sandra Schneider's planned gift to support her passions.

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.

Rooted in Research

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Future Focused

Showcasing the impact of planned gifts during the Lead by Example campaign.

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.

Promising Outlook

Through two planned gifts, Elliot B. “Ben” Vaughn ’74 honors classmate and friend Patty Holyfield ’74

Generosity: A Family Tradition

John Schenken ’98 creates an Endowed Opportunity Award in honor of his 99-year-old grandmother

Rivals United

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

The Domino Effect

After receiving a PES while he was at Texas A&M, Travis Owens ’06 and his wife Shan Wang are giving a scholarship of their own for Aggie engineers.

Texas A&M President's Endowed Scholarship Program Celebrates 50 Years

Since 1968, the President’s Endowed Scholarship program has been inspiring high-achieving students to make Texas A&M their school of choice.

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.

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.

Santa's Special Surprise

Brenda and Glenn Dresner '69 gift their Aggie children endowed scholarships for Christmas.

Three Couples Receive Texas A&M Foundation's Highest Honor

The Texas A&M Foundation Board of Trustees recognized three couples as recipients of the Sterling C. Evans Medal.

Poultry Perks

A $150,000 gift made nearly 20 years ago by Emanuel Glockzin Jr. '72 continues to bolster Texas A&M’s poultry judging team.

Mays Business School Receives Largest Single Commitment in School's History from Mays Family Foundation

The Texas A&M Foundation has received a commitment of $25 million from the Mays Family Foundation.


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.