A beneficiary designation gift is an easy and flexible way to impact Texas A&M University.

Many retirement accounts pass to heirs with high tax burdens. Because the Texas A&M Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, we receive retirement assets tax-free, ensuring that the only thing your assets pass on is impact for future generations of Aggies.

How It Works:

You can name the Foundation as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, IRA, donor advised fund, or other retirement, investment or bank account.

Simply ask for a new beneficiary designation form from your broker, banker, insurance agent or other individual who helps with your account and send it back once you’ve completed it. 

You can continue fully using your account and make changes or add new beneficiaries at any time. You can also designate whether a beneficiary will receive the full remainder of your account or a partial amount.

It is also important to inform the Foundation of your gift so we can ensure the funds will support the campus area of your choice after your lifetime.

Learn more about making a beneficiary designation gift in this helpful video.


  • You continue to use your account as long as you need to.
  • You don’t have to pay for any legal counsel.
  • You reduce the burden of taxes on your family and could receive an estate tax charitable deduction.
  • You can easily make changes to your gift if your circumstances change.
  • You support Texas A&M!

To discover what your beneficiary designation gift can support, explore the options below.

Connect With Us:

If you would like to learn more about making a beneficiary designation gift, or if you have already named the Foundation as a beneficiary of one of your assets but have not previously informed us of your commitment, we’d love to connect with you!