How do I become a member of the 12th Man Foundation?
- Purchase priority season tickets through the 12th Man Foundation ticket office. To purchase tickets, click here.
- Make a contribution to the 12th Man Foundation Annual Fund. To make a contribution, click here.
- Make a major gift to your favorite 12th Man Foundation project to support Texas A&M Athletics. To make a gift, click here.
Is a 12th Man Foundation membership donation tax deductible?
The 12th Man Foundation is a Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The amount of contribution that may be deductible for federal income tax purposes is the excess value contributed by the donor over the value of goods or services received. If your contribution includes an option to purchase tickets, the amount of the contribution that may be deductible for federal income taxes is 80% of the value contributed. Donors should consult their tax advisor to determine the deductibility of their gift. The Foundation will provide a tax receipt at the end of each calendar year.
May companies join the 12th Man Foundation?
Yes; however, priority points earned by company memberships expire after ten years.
How is my gift to the 12th Man Foundation used?
Your gift is used to fund student-athlete scholarship costs, new facilities, facility upgrades, athletic programs and general operating budget needs. Your passion and financial support are critical to the success of the Texas A&M athletes and athletic programs.
How does membership aid you in acquiring tickets?
Demand for benefits such as tickets and parking passes created the need for a system to be established in which these benefits could be distributed fairly. The Aggie Access Priority Point Program allows us to track financial support and award benefits, including priority access to season tickets, individual game tickets, and post season tickets. Ticket priority is a process that builds after each year of giving. Longevity in the 12th Man Foundation Aggie Access Priority Point Program will increase your opportunities for seating improvement.
How do I change the address/contact information on my account?
You may change all address/contact information by accessing your online 12th Man Foundation account . You may also send a written request via email, fax, or mail to change your contact information. Please see the “Contact Us” page for contact information. Please be sure to include your account number on your correspondence.
Does giving to the 12th Man Foundation qualify me for any special recognition?
Yes. Gifts to the Foundation may qualify you for recognition at certain levels with benefits . Please refer to the Levels and Benefits page.
Why does Texas A&M University, a state university, need private support?
The Athletic Department at Texas A&M University is 100% self-supporting, so all private gifts contribute directly to the needs of our student-athletes, coaches and staff. TAMU Athletics receives no funding from the State of Texas. Gifts to the 12th Man Foundation are used to fund the TAMU Athletic Department's needs. The Foundation provides a venue through which loyal alumni, fans and friends can give financial support to the Athletic Department and receive all current tax benefits allowed by the IRS. Private support enables Texas A&M Athletics to increase its standing, in both athletics and academics, over competing universities beyond what can be accomplished with annual revenue from ticket sales, media rights and other licensing agreements.
Contributions to the 12th Man Foundation benefit every student-athlete and every Aggie sports team through scholarship, construction and maintenance of athletic facilities, and programs that enhance academic, athletic, and life skills for our student-athletes. Contributions from alumni and fans support championship athletics at Texas A&M University.
Is my donation to the 12th Man Foundation refundable?
No. Donations received are used to support Texas A&M Athletics and cannot be refunded.