A great university stands on strong pillars. Our partners support our commitment to our land-grant heritage, which ensures accessible education for the people of Texas through effective resource management, maintaining low costs for high value curricular and co-curricular excellence and graduating students with less debt. The Office of the President works intimately with each organization to elevate the prestige of Texas A&M University throughout the world.
Founded as the Ex-Cadets Association in 1879, The Association promotes the interests of Texas A&M, perpetuates the ties of affection formed in university days and serves the student body of Texas A&M. Through the support of the almost 700,000-strong Aggie Network, including almost 508,000 former students, The Association provides an annual impact of $10.9 million in non-discretionary funds to Texas A&M. This includes $1 million in scholarship support and $4.5 million in direct cash support to campus initiatives for which state appropriations are not available.
The Foundation, with net assets of $1.54 billion, was established in 1953 by a group of 21 distinguished former students who sought to enhance the university’s major-gift fundraising efforts. The Foundation solicits endowed gifts from donors who decide specific programs at the university they want to fund. In fiscal year 2015, the funds made available from endowment earnings and non-endowed gifts totaled $88.2 million.
Named in honor of the famous Texas A&M 12th Man tradition, the Foundation was created in the 1940s to fund scholarships, programs and facilities in support of championship athletics. The revenues generated by the organization and its loyal donor base – more than $29 million in 2014 – have helped transform Texas A&M’s athletic department into one of the nation’s best.
Established in 1991, the George and Barbara Bush Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the historic legacy of George Bush, 41st President of the United States. In addition to sponsoring our own programs, the Foundation provides program and financial support to the George Bush Presidential Library Center, which includes the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum and the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. As part of our mission, the Foundation sponsors exhibits, lectures, conferences and special events to create a dynamic learning environment dedicated to the idea that public service is a noble calling.