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Emma and Christopher Beavers '10. (Photo by Morgan Jordan Photography.)

Emma and Christopher Beavers ’10 are wholehearted believers in the magic of Disney. Avid fans, the couple travels to Disney Parks several times annually to experience the atmosphere that is known worldwide as the place “where dreams come true.”

 

“Disney’s commitment to excellence is what continually draws us back,” Christopher said. “In a way, it reminds me of Texas A&M University. Both places create magic.”

 

Hailing from Corpus Christi, Texas, Christopher grew up in a diehard Aggie family and experienced the power of the Aggie Spirit by attending football games in Kyle Field. Although he was immersed in Texas A&M’s culture, his path to becoming an Aggie was different than most.

 

For his undergraduate education, Christopher attended Harvard University to study economics, a decision that can be traced back to his childhood fascination with the stock market and the inner workings of businesses. At Harvard, he earned academic honors and took a number of music courses so he could foster his love for classical piano, a hobby he continues today.

 

“Harvard is designed for you to succeed,” Christopher said. “My time there gave me a broader view of the world and of how finance can be directed to social good.”
 

Back in Aggieland

After four years on the East Coast and with plans to pursue an MBA, Christopher realized just how much he missed his Texas roots. His attention turned to fulfilling his own dream of being an Aggie, and he looked to Mays Business School. “Mays had established a legacy as a top-notch business school,” he said. “Coupled with Texas A&M’s core values, I knew that Mays would push me to succeed.”

His time at Texas A&M did just that and further instilled the core values in his daily life. While his days at Harvard taught him the value of hard work, he readily admits that without his time in the Mays MBA program, he would not be the same well-rounded individual he is today.

After earning his MBA, Christopher moved to Fort Worth to begin his financial management career, where he serves as senior vice president and wealth management advisor for the Beavers Wealth Management Group, a Merrill Lynch affiliate. Remarkably, he is the youngest senior vice president in Merrill Lynch history.
 

Christopher continues to practice and play the piano at his home in Fort Worth. (Photo by Cooper Neill.)

“The best part about working in financial management is helping those we serve reach their goals by combining the financial planning and investment management process we have created,” Christopher said. “I get to work with my wife and an incredible team every day who show me that relationships are at the heart of what we do.”

 

A testament to his talents, he was recently named to Forbes Magazine’s “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” for 2020, an honor he attributes to both his Harvard and Texas A&M educations. Outside of work, he and Emma are active members in the Fort Worth community. Christopher continues his passion for piano performance by serving on the executive committee of the Van Cliburn Foundation, while Emma is a five-year veteran of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and an assistant director with the Texas Christian University Showgirls dance team.
 

Continuing the Magic

Now, as a member of the Mays Business School Dean’s Advisory Board, Christopher has come to recognize that the success of Mays is measured by the success of its graduates. In hopes of recruiting outstanding students to Aggieland, the Beavers planned a gift in their will to establish an endowed scholarship for Ivy League graduates who choose to pursue their MBA at Mays.

“I feel that Ivy League graduates can benefit from attending Mays,” Christopher said. “Not only is the Aggie Network unparalleled, but the Mays MBA program also develops leaders who are ready to inspire and influence others.”

Giving a bequest gave us the flexibility to make a bigger impact than we thought we could.
-Christopher Beavers

A charitable bequest is one of the easiest ways to leave a lasting impact on Texas A&M. Bequests can be established as a percentage of your total estate, a specific asset or a set amount from the balance of your estate. With the help of an advisor, you can include language in your trust or will specifying that a gift be made to the Texas A&M Foundation as part of your estate plan. “Giving a bequest gave us the flexibility to make a bigger impact than we thought we could,” Christopher said. “Our gift is our footprint in Texas A&M’s history.”

 

The couple hopes their gift enables Mays to deepen its tradition of excellence and expand its future influence. “I am proud to be part of the extraordinary things that the university and Mays have accomplished,” Christopher added. “I hope our scholarship helps ensure that Aggies remain true to the core values and that Texas A&M continues to be a place where students’ dreams come true.”

 

To discuss how a bequest might benefit the university, you and your family, contact Angela Throne ’03, business operations manager for the Office of Gift Planning, below.

Contact
  • Angela Throne '03

  • Senior Director of Gift Planning Operations
  • Office of Planned Giving
  • Call: (979) 845-5638

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