Fiscal Year 2021-2022
July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022
To Our Donors
In the rapidly changing landscape that is collegiate athletics, the 2021-22 Annual Report will reflect the incredible loyalty that our donors have shown to the 12th Man Foundation's mission of funding scholarships, programs and facilities in support of championship athletics.
On April 25, 2022, Texas A&M Athletics and the 12th Man Foundation officially announced the $120 million Centennial Campaign that will transform the area south of Kyle Field into the Graham Athletic Complex and will fund the construction of the Adam C. Sinn '00 Academic and Wellness Center, Coolidge Football Indoor Performance Center and Indoor Track Stadium as well as the redevelopment of Bright-Slocum Center.
Texas A&M Athletics provided unforgettable moments for Aggie fans during the 2021-22 fiscal year. Under the new leadership of head coach Jim Schlossnagle, Aggie Baseball made school history as they advanced to the semifinal round at the College World Series. It is moments like this that are made possible by our extraordinary donors whose contributions give Texas A&M Athletics the unparalleled resources needed to attract premier student-athletes and coaches to Aggieland.
Despite the challenges during the past two years, the 12th Man Foundation did not cease to set ambitious goals. During the fiscal year, $91.3 million was transferred to Texas A&M Athletics which was essential to ensure that the department operates at the highest level. The 2021-22 Annual Report demonstrates the indelible impact that every dollar has on funding championship athletics.
The 12th Man Foundation staff will continue to strive for excellence in all our pursuits and sincerely appreciates the opportunity to serve our generous donors and season ticket holders.
Travis Dabney '96
President & CEO
2021-22 Year in Review
Swipe through to see the past year at a glance
- July 1: The NCAA approves a Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) policy allowing all student-athletes to be compensated for their NIL.
- July 20: Twenty-six Aggies representing 15 nations, including five current student-athletes, qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
- July 31: Forty-five freshman student-athletes representing six sports take part in a community service project to build a house for Habitat for Humanity.
- Aug. 9: Five Aggies combine to win a school record seven medals including four golds at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
- Aug. 12: A total of 20 Aggie student-athletes from 10 sports earn degrees during Texas A&M's Summer Commencement including football legend Sirr Parker, who returned to graduate 22 years after leaving Aggieland.
- Aug. 24: The 12th Man Foundation celebrates 25 years of 12th Man Magazine.
- Sep. 3: Texas A&M Athletics announces that all student sports passes have been purchased with nearly 36,000 sold to the largest student section in the country.
- Sep. 4: Twenty years later, Texas A&M recreates the iconic Red, White & Blue Out game for Aggie Football's contest against Kent State.
- Sep. 17: Aggie Volleyball hosts Texas in front of a Reed Arena record 6,822 fans.
- Oct. 9: Aggie Football defeats No. 1 Alabama at Kyle Field.
- Oct. 23: The 12th Man Foundation recognizes Robyn '89 and Alan B. Roberts '78 as 2021 recipients of the prestigious E. King Gill Award.
- Oct. 28: Hall of Famer Gary Blair announces he will retire at the conclusion of the 2021-22 season after 37 years as a collegiate head coach.
- Nov. 6: Aggie Football defeats Auburn in front of 109,835 fans - the second largest crowd in Kyle Field history.
- Nov. 19: The 12th Man Foundation honors Eppright Distinguished Donors for their loyal commitment to funding championship athletics.
- Dec. 2: Texas A&M Athletics posts an 84 percent Graduation Success Rate, the highest in school history.
- Dec. 16: A total of 44 Aggie student-athletes from 12 sports earn degrees at Texas A&M's Fall Commencement.
- Dec. 17: Aggie Women's Track & Field student-athlete Athing Mu is named the female winner of The Bowerman, the nation's top award for NCAA track and field athletes.
- Jan. 2: Texas A&M celebrates the 100-year anniversary of the iconic 12th Man tradition.
- Jan. 19: Aggie Men's Basketball hosts Kentucky in front of a Reed Arena record crowd of 14,036 fans.
- Jan. 29: New Aggie Baseball head coach Jim Schlossnagle headlines 12th Man Foundation MVP Speaker Series event.
- Feb. 2: Aggie Football signs the highest-rated recruiting class of all time.
- Feb. 8: A school record 83 Aggie student-athletes are named to the 2021 Fall Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll.
- Feb. 24: Made possible by a generous contribution from Wayne Roberts '85, Texas A&M dedicates Gary Blair Court in honor of the legendary Aggie Women's Basketball head coach.
- March 3: A record-breaking 94 percent of Aggie Football season tickets are renewed for the 2022 season.
- March 23: Texas A&M names 2021 SEC Coach of the Year Joni Taylor as the Aggie Women's Basketball program's eighth head coach.
- March 31: Aggie Men's Basketball finishes with the second-most victories in school history advancing to both the SEC Championship game and the NIT Championship game.
- April 22: The 12th Man Foundation celebrates donors during Champions Council Weekend.
- April 24: Aggie Women's Tennis sweeps the SEC regular season and tournament championships, becoming the first team in program history to reach 30 wins in a single season.
- April 25: Aggie Athletics and the 12th Man Foundation announce the $120 million Centennial Campaign to lay the foundation for a new era of excellence at Texas A&M.
- May 5: The 12th Man Foundation celebrates donors at the 1922 Fund and John David Crow Legacy Society dinner.
- May 11: Texas A&M 2022 Spring Commencement features 71 student-athletes from 15 sports with 62 student-athletes earning bachelor's degrees and nine obtaining their master's.
- May 24: Aggie Women's Golf secures the best finish in program history by advancing to the semifinals of match play at the 2022 NCAA Championships.
- June 7: Texas A&M hires four-time conference coach of the year Trisha Ford as the Aggie Softball program's 10th head coach.
- June 22: Aggie Baseball completes year one under Jim Schlossnagle by advancing further than any team in school history, making the semifinal round at the College World Series.
- June 23: The 12th Man Foundation hosts donors, student-athletes, coaches and staff at the annual Summer Meeting in San Antonio.
Fund Championship Athletics
During the 2021-22 fiscal year, the 12th Man Foundation transferred $91.3 Million in essential funds to operate the athletics department at a championship level.
12th Man Foundation donors and ticket buyers provide nearly half of Texas A&M Athletics' operating budget.
Texas A&M Athletics Revenue Sources
“We can't thank our donors and season ticket holders enough because they are the lifeblood of what we do every day.”
Texas A&M Director of Athletics
Aggie Athletics features more than 600 student-athletes across 20 sports, with approximately 76 percent receiving financial aid from the athletics department to attend Texas A&M University.
Average Annual Cost of a Student-Athlete Scholarship
On average, it costs Texas A&M Athletics $49,956 per year to fund one in-state student-athlete scholarship. For out-of-state student-athletes, that cost increases to $79,240.
“Our student-athletes balance demanding academic and athletic schedules as they strive for excellence in competition and in the classroom. We support the 1922 Fund because we want our student-athletes to continue to participate in the sports they love, while earning something they will value for a lifetime - an Aggie education.”
M. Katherine Banks & Dr. Paul Schwab
The 1922 Fund represents the 12th Man Foundation's desire to permanently endow scholarships for all Aggie student-athletes.
Donors have pledged more than $17 million in support of student-athlete scholarship endowments to the 1922 Fund since its inception in 2015.
12th Man Foundation
Revenue and Other Support
Pledges and Contributions
These revenue sources help fund scholarships, programs and facilities in support of championship athletics at Texas A&M.
Season Ticket Donations and Philanthropic Gifts
Annual donations to the 12th Man Foundation include philanthropic gifts as well as contributions tied to season ticket purchases.
Annual philanthropic contributions make it possible for Texas A&M Athletics to support Aggie student-athletes with vital resources such as academic support, athletic training, sports medicine, mental health services, world-class facilities and elite coaches.
Annual Giving by the Numbers
The 12th Man Foundation had 16,529 members in calendar year 2021 which included 2,079 student members and 420 young alumni members.
Football Season Ticket Holders
Non-Football Season Ticket Holders
Football season ticket holders accounted for 53 percent of the 12th Man Foundation's 16,529 active members in 2021.
Members with an Annual Philanthropic Contribution
Of the 7,579 members who went above and beyond in their support of Texas A&M Athletics by making an annual philanthropic gift in 2021, 81 percent were non-football season ticket holders.
Capital Gifts and Endowments
Major gifts create a legacy between donors and Texas A&M Athletics while supporting capital projects, scholarships and specific programs.
On April 25, 2022, Texas A&M Athletics and the 12th Man Foundation officially announced the $120 million Centennial Campaign, a transformational initiative that will impact the academic and athletic development of all Aggie student-athletes.
Named in recognition of the 100-year anniversary of Texas A&M's iconic 12th Man tradition, the Centennial Campaign will transform the area south of Kyle Field into the Graham Athletic Complex and will fund the construction of the Adam C. Sinn '00 Academic and Wellness Center, Coolidge Football Indoor Performance Center and Indoor Track Stadium as well as the redevelopment of Bright-Slocum Center.
12th Man Foundation
Program Services and Operating Expenditures
Program Services, Fundraising and General & Administrative Expenses
In the 2021-22 fiscal year, the 12th Man Foundation transferred $46.7 million to Texas A&M for athletics annual support and bond payments as well as capital and endowed funds in support of championship athletics.
The Foundation was able to further its mission by performing ticket operations and donor programs at an operating cost of $4.8 million in direct support of Texas A&M Athletics.
Other foundation operating expenditures of $9.3 million consist of fundraising and general and administrative costs.
Thank you to every 12th Man Foundation donor and season ticket holder for your support of Texas A&M Athletics!
Watch this message of appreciation from the 12th Man Foundation Collegiate Council.