Your involvement journey does not have to end upon graduation. In fact, without support from people like you, Student Activities’ programs and organizations would not be able to thrive at the level of excellence that Aggies expect! We look forward to finding meaningful ways for you to directly impact the preservation and improvement of the current and future Aggie experience.
Why Give Back?
Giving back in time, talent, or treasure is a great way to leave your legacy at Texas A&M. Keep reading to learn how current students and student organizations benefit from their decision, like yours, to give back!
- Fish Camp sent 222 freshmen in the Class of 2018 to Fish Camp 2014, thanks to registration fee scholarships provided by donors!
- Replant was able to transport 511 volunteers to Bastrop and plant more than 11,500 trees as part of the Bastrop State Park Lost Pines Recovery reforestation project, thanks to approximately $8,500 in donations.
- 12th Can Food Pantry, in its first year of operations, provided 9,000 pounds of food to 232 students, faculty, and staff, thanks to more than 160 volunteer hours, several cash donations, and food donations from a few campus partnerships.
- Aggie Transition Camps sent 13 transfer students to T-Camp 2014, thanks to registration fee scholarships provided through donations!
Student Activities Giving Priorities
There are numerous ways for you to enhance the leadership, service, and involvement experiences of current and future Aggies. For those looking to make an immediate impact, please consider giving back to the priorities identified below. These priorities include an operating fund that will allow the department to support unique student experiences and programs, as well as student organization endowment funds that are working to fulfill a very specific need. Student Activities is proud to be the home of these high achieving student organizations that continue to make a tremendous difference to the Texas A&M community.
Student Activities Leadership Discretionary Fund
We implement and support various leadership and involvement programs during the course of each academic year. Both departmental and student organization activities use our resources – staff, equipment, and funding – to support annual and one-time leadership development and engagement initiatives. As the student body continues to grow, so will the numbers and needs of our student organizations and programs.
Click here to give to the Student Activities Leadership Discretionary Fund.
Student Activities Volunteer Services Fund
We implement various service, service-learning, and social justice initiatives and programs each year. As our student population reaches new heights, Aggies will continue seeking opportunities to selflessly serve the campus and surrounding community. In order to support the anticipated growth, our funding will need to match the student body’s passion for impacting the greater good.
Contact Jennifer Boyle at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to give to the Student Activities Volunteer Services Fund.
Fish Camp aids in the transition of about 65% of the freshman class each year. As the incoming student population at Texas A&M increases, the number of requests for registration fee scholarships has also increased.
Click here to give to the Fish Camp Scholarship Endowment.
CARPOOL, a nonprofit 501(c)3 student-run, safe ride program has given almost 280,000 rides and counting since 1999! That said, the organization has begun the task of building a new headquarters to operate out of and provide a long-term home for CARPOOL as well as the Aggie Wranglers. In addition, with the student population of Texas A&M growing each year, CARPOOL will be challenged to fulfill a higher need for free safe ride services for the campus community. To find more information about CARPOOL, you can visit carpool.tamu.edu or follow the organization on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @tamucarpool
Click here to give to the CARPOOL Endowed Operating Fund.
Other Giving Opportunities
In addition to the funding priorities above, there are other student organizations which are in need of your support. Your contribution will continue to enhance their signature activities on campus.
12th Can Food Pantry
12th Can Food Pantry is an on-campus food pantry that provides non-perishable food to Texas A&M students, staff, and faculty in need of assistance. With the growing student, faculty, and staff populations, the 12th Can needs support to reach their goals of eliminating hunger at Texas A&M and bringing awareness to food insecurity.
Click here to give to 12th Can Food Pantry.
Aggie Transition Camps
Aggie Transition Camps (ATC) aids in the transition of transfer student and spring admits through its signature programs Transfer Camp (T-Camp) and Howdy Camp. As the incoming student population at Texas A&M increases, the number of requests for registration fee scholarships has also increased.
Click here to give to Aggie Transition Camps.
Class Councils’ Class Gifts
Class Councils makes traditions happen – from Fish Fest to Ring Dance and Maroon Out to Elephant Walk and Junior E-Walk! With a student population that is growing annually, Class Councils faces an increased need for engaging students in traditions in ways that are meaningful for the entire student body.
Click here to donate to the Class Councils Endowed Operating Fund.
Contact Jennifer Boyle at email@example.com if you would like to give to the Class Councils’ individual class gift funds.
Gilbert Leadership Conference
Named after the late David Ramey Gilbert ’07, Gilbert Leadership Conference is a seven-week leadership development program that offers thirty-two freshman delegates opportunities to learn about character, service, and involvement, and how they can incorporate these values into their lives during their first semester at Texas A&M – and beyond. The culmination of the experience is a four-day conference, at which delegates hear from speakers, participate in service, and get to know the Gilbert family.
Click here to donate to the David Ramey Gilbert ’07 Leadership Endowment.
The Muster Committee is dedicated to ensuring that the tradition of muster stands the test of time. The Committee established an endowment with the goal of becoming financially independent, which would allow funds allocated to the committee to be directed to other worthwhile programs.
Click here to give to the Aggie Muster Endowment.
Replant not only brings hundreds of students to plant hundreds of trees in the Bryan/College Station community on their annual Replant Day, the organization has also assisted with a reforestation project at Bastrop State Park, planting more than 20,000 trees in two years to bring back what was destroyed through the 2012 Texas wildfires! As both the annual Replant Day and the reforestation projects continue, Replant needs additional support to meet the costs of making these initiatives happen!
Click here to give to the Replant Excellence Fund.
SGA Brick Campaign
The Student Government Association (SGA) created the Path to Success Brick Endowment Campaign in order to build a fund that would allow SGA to decrease its reliance on student fees. The goal is to ensure the longevity of organizations by providing additional funding for current programs, traditions, and new initiatives.
Click here to learn how to order your own brick and give to the Path to Success Brick Campaign.
The Big Event
The Big Event has seen annual growth, culminating with more than 20,000 students completing nearly 2,000 jobs during Spring 2014. Continued growth is anticipated for 2015, and additional funds will be needed to make that “one big day” and “one big thanks” happen.
Click here to give to The Big Event.
Methods of Giving
Gifts can be made online, directly through the Texas A&M Foundation website (links are provided in the sections above), or through any of the methods listed below:
Support Texas A&M with a gift of cash, an electronic funds transfer, matching gift(s), or securities.
Honorary & Memorial Gifts
Recognize a person’s life accomplishments with a gift in memory or in honor of a teacher, student, relative, or friend.
An after-lifetime or dual benefit gift might be the best option for your future, as well as Texas A&M’s
Corporate and Foundation Gifts
Supporting Texas A&M with gifts or volunteering provides value for your company by raising public awareness of your organization’s mission and service.
Real Estate Gifts
Donating property, now or after your lifetime, to the Texas A&M Foundation, provides tax advantages while relieving you or loved ones of the day-to-day responsibilities of property ownership.
Make a pledge payment or support your favorite college, department, or program with an online credit card gift.
Questions About Giving
For questions or more information about any of the giving opportunities or methods listed above, please contact:
Associate Director for Marketing & Development