Published three times annually, Heritage (formerly Spirit of Sharing) features stories about planned giving donors and their impact while highlighting the many opportunities available to plan future gifts that will benefit Texas A&M University students, faculty, colleges, organizations and programs.

So why the new name? Our team feels that "Heritage" captures what planned giving is all about: joyfully passing down opportunities, traditions and values to the next generation. While the publication may have a new name and fresh look, you will find all your favorite features intact.

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Summer 2022

The stories featured in this issue showcase Aggies who selflessly serve others to create a brighter future for all. Meet Teresa and Dr. David King '83 '87, who utilized their passion for animals to provide a lifesaving service for veterans; Sally and John Cox '81 who dedicate themselves to generous deeds, including supporting Aggie ACHIEVE; and current students who are going above and beyond every day to prove that selfless service is an action, not a flowery phrase.

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Spring 2022

Aggies may be known for cherishing long-standing traditions, but they are also experts at embracing innovation. In this issue, you will meet Aggies like Bob Deen '87 who helps deliver awe-inspiring images from Mars; bright graduate students who are researching innovative technologies to improve the world; and industry pioneer Dr. Jan Troup '74 who translates scientific vision into commercial reality.

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Fall 2021

This issue is full of warmth and family! Learn the ins and outs of generational giving and how the Garcia family’s new tradition of giving back to Texas A&M University strengthens their bond to Aggieland and one another.

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Summer 2021

Learn how you can forever memorialize your loved ones or pets in Aggieland through a planned gift. Featured donors include Bulinda and Jerry Ebanks, who planned gifts to carry on the legacy of their sons, Keith ’89 and Michael ’03.

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Winter 2021

Celebrating planned giving’s role in the successful Lead by Example campaign with stories on donors who supported every area of the university with planned gifts.

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Spring 2020

Drs. Betsy ’72 and Bob Carpenter ’70 support child literacy; the late James Cain ’51 impacts biomedical engineering professors; Stacy and Rick Mobley ’81 give to the College of Architecture; explore the top 10 estate planning mistakes. 

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Fall 2019

The late Glen Hunt Jr. ’61 leaves an impact on Aggie musicians; stories on Amy ’91 and Robert Bacon ’91 and Betty and Frank Thurmond ’51; learn about gifts that pay you.

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Summer 2019

Dr. Janice Boyd ’86 supports the Schubot Exotic Bird Health Center; the impact of the late Patsy Kott ’90; Linzy Woolf ’01 leaves a legacy for pets; explore the benefits of giving retirement accounts.

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Spring 2019

Denise Byington ’86 and her daughter, Caroline Garcia, plan a gift to advance EnMed students; stories on gifts from the late John Carmichael III ’73 and Patricia ’93 and Edward McGruder ’89; learn about the power of endowed funds. 

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Fall 2018

A bequest’s impact on the Benz School of Floral Design; Bernadette and Jerry Hajek Jr. create a scholarship in memory of their son; Michelle ’88 and Todd Steudtner ’87 create a planned gift; tips to maximizing year-end giving. 

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Summer 2018 

A gift from the late Joan Griffiths helps future atmospheric scientists; stories on Elliot “Ben” Vaughn ’74 and the Women, Wealth & Wisdom workshop. 

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Spring 2018 

Texas legend Leroy “Shafe” Shafer ’67 and his wife, Nancy, give back to their Aggie passions; scholarships from Lou and C. C. Burton ’42; Karla Morton ’86 brings messages of hope; learn about planned giving opportunities.

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Fall 2017 

A gift from Connie and Roy Kendall’s estate brings thousands of moths and butterflies to Texas A&M; Lynn and Richard Box ’61 use a unique planned giving method to support Aggieland; learn more about charitable remainder trusts. 

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Spring 2017 

Tiffany Wilmore ’98 continues the cycle of giving back; Jennifer Lindsay ’88 supports study abroad opportunities; the late Dr. Jeanne Fairweather provides opportunities for future veterinarians. 

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