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Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band

Known for its precision military marching formations on the football field, the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band is the nation’s largest military marching band. The Aggie Band not only performs at all home football games, but also several away games, parades and events. The Aggie Band stands as a symbol of pride and unity embodying the spirit and traditions that Texas A&M University upholds. Supporting the Aggie Band through operational funds and scholarships for its members is fundamental to preserving its legacy of musical excellence and tradition.

Contact: Kelly Corcoran ’95, Assistant Vice President for Development

Institute for Early Childhood Development and Education

Announced in March 2023, the Institute for Early Childhood Development and Education in the School of Education and Human Development is addressing the pressing need for solutions-focused research for children from prenatal stages to age 8. Faculty leaders envision the institute becoming a premier hub for researchers, practitioners, students and policymakers dedicated to elevating early childhood programs and policies. Groundbreaking research initiatives will transform young children’s and caregivers’ lives and offer Aggies unique opportunities for community-based learning and teaching experiences.

Help support this institute as its students, faculty and staff forge partnerships, conduct transformative research, and disseminate innovative practices to enhance the quality of early childhood education and foster strong collaborations within the university and across Texas. 

Contact: Amy Hurley, Senior Director of Development

Matching Gifts

Through gift matching programs that double, triple or even quadruple your contribution, you can add value to your next gift for Texas A&M University without reducing your assets and still receive a charitable deduction for your personal contribution. Many employers match donations made by their employees to a wide variety of nonprofits, and several companies also offer retirees and late partners of employees the same matching gift opportunities they offer current employees. Discover if you may be eligible for a match from your employer by browsing our Double the Donation tool.

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Oceanography Undergraduate Cruise

The annual Schade Cruise in the Department of Oceanography is a five-day research experience conducted in the Gulf of Mexico. Up to 14 students and two faculty participate each summer to undertake science experiments and provide would-be oceanographers with a taste of the profession. The cruise is supported with gifts from Hal Schade ’67, who utilizes his IRA distributions each year to underwrite the unique learning opportunity. Your support can further amplify the cruise’s offerings, fund additional scholarship opportunities for oceanography students or advance other high-impact learning programs in the department.

Contact: Debbie Hesse ’85, Assistant Vice President for Development

Parsons Mounted Cavalry

Parsons Mounted Cavalry, Texas A&M University’s esteemed horse cavalry unit, is the nation’s only collegiate mounted cavalry unit. Military horse training is used to teach cadets self-discipline, confidence, leadership and decision-making while also preserving tradition. For the last 50 years, the cavalry has been striving to represent the university with dignity and be a visible example of excellence. Your support can help the cavalry uphold its proud tradition and inspire future generations of leaders in the Corps of Cadets.

Contact: Kelly Corcoran ’95, Assistant Vice President for Development

Scholarship Programs

Texas A&M University remains committed to expanding access and providing opportunities for qualified students to receive a transformative education. Scholarship endowments are among the most popular commitments the Texas A&M Foundation receives and serve as transformative gifts that significantly change students’ personal and professional trajectories. The Foundation offers a variety of scholarships to support a diverse range of student needs. From military heroes and academic achievers to underserved students and global experiences, you can customize what type of student your scholarship supports and the specifications for it. Learn how you can make a lasting impact on students for generations by funding a scholarship.

Contact: Al Pulliam ’87, Assistant Vice President for Development

Student Activities Excellence Fund

Texas A&M University’s Department of Student Activities fosters opportunities that contribute to turning Aggies into outstanding leaders and citizens and also enables the traditions that make the Aggie experience what it is. Texas A&M’s student programs and traditions are a defining part of every Aggie’s campus experience, and the department plays a key role in fostering student engagement and community in Aggieland. As the department prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2024, you can help keep the Aggie Spirit alive with a gift supporting a Texas A&M student activity, program or tradition that perpetuates the values and culture that make Aggieland unique.

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Contact: Reagan Chessher ’96, Senior Director of Development

Texas A&M-Fort Worth

The Texas A&M-Fort Worth campus is a collaborative hub for academics, workforce development and research aimed at driving innovation and addressing the region’s workforce needs. The new campus, which broke ground in June 2023, is set to have a profound and positive impact and change the trajectory of the region’s future. If you want in on the ground floor of Texas A&M-Fort Worth, you can support the project’s Phase 1 fundraising goal of $40 million in capital funds for construction and pave the way for a brighter future in North Texas.

To learn more, email Jerri Schooley, Assistant Vice President for Development & Strategic Partnerships.

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