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Without your contiunied support, 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 was able to send over 800 freshmen in the Class of 2023 to Fish Camp 2019, thanks to registration fee scholarships provided by donors!
  • The 12th Can Food Pantry has provided over 270,000 pounds of food to over 2,425 students, faculty, and staff, since 2013. The 12th Can is 100% student-run, with more than 2,500 total volunteer hours. Our operations are strongly supported by monetary and food donations, along with a partnership with Brazos Valley Food Bank and other on and off-campus organizations.
  • Aggie Transition Camps was able to provide fee waivers to all to transfer student applicants to T-Camp 2019, thanks to registration fee scholarships provided through donations!
  • The Maroon & White Leadership Program, a Division of Student Affairs’ Leadership certificate program strives to create a community of forward-moving leaders from across the Texas A&M campus. Through an individualized, intentional approach, we develop leaders as they discover their leadership identity utilizing self-reflection and coaching. With the opportunity for students to affect change on-campus and globally, we aim to equip students with the tools and education to be leaders during their time at Texas A&M and beyond.
  • Freshman Leadership Advisory Council coordinates the transition each year of 1,100 first-year students by developing Freshman Leadership Organization studen leaders to successfully support each student involved.
  • CARPOOL will facilitate a safe and reliable commuting environment in the Bryan/College Station area by providing free, non-judgmental rides home to intoxicated patrons and/or patrons rendered incapable of transportation due to other circumstances. Since CARPOOL’s first night of operations in September of 1999, they have given almost 286,000 ssafe rides.

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 excellence 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 implements 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 Excellence Fund.

Texas A&M is home to over 1,100 student organizations and this number is growing daily. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 132 new student organization applications were submitted and almost half of these completed the recognition process. We are constantly astounded by our students’ creativity and drive! This fund is dedicated to supporting all student organizations, as they seek to accomplish their goals. This endowment will be used to provide student organization grants and special funding, as well as student training and development experiences.

Click here to give to the Student Leadership Fund.

Student Activities Traditions and Service Endowment – Student Activities houses many of the University’s biggest traditions-based organizations, including the Yell Leaders, Traditions Council, the Aggie Muster Committee, Fish Camp, Aggie Transition Camps, The Big Event, the Aggie Wranglers, and more. Our students are passionate about preserving and sharing tradition with new generations of Aggies. This fund will provide support for traditions-based organizations and programs, particularly through logistic support, staffing, leadership development opportunities for student leaders, and more.

Click here to give to the Student Activities Traditions and Service Endowment.

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. Below are only a few of the student organizations here are Texas A&M.

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.

CARPOOL, a nonprofit 501(c)3 student-run, safe ride program has given almost 286,000 rides and counting since 1999! 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.

Click here to give to the CARPOOL Endowed Operating Fund.

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 Kenneth Johnson at kjohnson@stuact.tamu.edu if you would like to give to the Class Councils’ individual class gift funds.

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.

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 Aggie 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.

The Student Government Association (SGA) has created 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 give to the Student Government Association Endowment.

The 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 The 12th Can Food Pantry.

The Big Event has seen annual growth, culminating with more than 20,000 students completing nearly 2,000 jobs during Spring 2019. Continued growth is anticipated each next year 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.

The Maroon & White Leadership Program, a Division of Student Affairs’ Leadership certificate program strives to create a community of forward-moving leaders from across Texas A&M campus. Through an individualized, intentional approach, we develop leaders as they discover their leadership identity utilizing self-reflection and coaching. With the opportunity for students to affect change on-campus and globally, we aim to equip students with the tools and education to be leaders during their time at Texas A&M and beyond.

Click here to give to The Maroon & White Leadership Program.

Aggie Yell Leaders attend all home and away football games, as well as all home basketball, volleyball and soccer games. They can always be found on the sidelines in front of the student section, encouraging the crowd to show their Aggie spirit.

Click here to give to Yell Leaders.

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.
Supporting Texas A&M with gifts or volunteering provides value for your company by raising public awareness of your organization’s mission and service.
Recognize a person’s life accomplishments with a gift in memory or in honor of a teacher, student, relative, or friend.
Make a pledge payment or support your favorite college, department, or program with an online credit card gift.
An after-lifetime or dual benefit gift might be the best option for your future, as well as Texas A&M’s
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.
Allie McConnell

QUESTIONS ABOUT GIVING

For questions or more information about any of the giving opportunities or methods listed above, please contact:

Allie McConnell
Development Specialist
amcconnell@stuact.tamu.edu
979.862.2669