Who we are
Named in honor of Texas A&M's renowned 12th Man tradition, the 12th Man Foundation's mission is to enhance Texas A&M's athletic success by funding scholarships, programs and facilities in support of championship athletics.
Your financial support, whether it be through purchasing season tickets, making an annual donation or committing to a major gift, directly benefits A&M's student-athletes in the classroom and in competition.
With over 450 student-athletes receiving some sort of financial aid, our needs are substantial. In addition to receiving championship-level playing opportunities at A&M, the athletics department is also dedicated to providing student-athletes with premier academic opportunities and preparation for life after competition. Your support ensures these young men and women leave Texas A&M prepared for the next step in their lives.
The Aggie Club1950
The Aggie Club, a fundraising support group for Texas A&M Athletics, is established and receives $16,182 in annual donations.
Annual donations to the Aggie Club exceed $100,000 for the first time.
Annual donations to the Aggie Club exceed $1 million for the first time.
12th Man Foundation1988
The Aggie Club changes its name to the 12th Man Foundation.
12th Man Foundation membership reaches 5,000 for the first time.
Annual donations to the 12th Man Foundation exceed $5 million for the first time.
Major Gift fundraising began in earnest for Texas A&M Athletics in the spring of 2000 with the beginning of the Championship Vision Campaign. The decade-long capital campaign resulted in $150 million in comprehensive capital improvements at facilities across campus for both academic support and nearly all athletic teams.
Annual donations to the 12th Man Foundation exceed $10 million for the first time.
The Cox-McFerrin Center for Aggie Basketball opens. At a price tag of $24 million, the facility showcased 64,000 square feet of practice facilities, office and meeting space, player's lounges, locker rooms and a weight room.
Annual donations to the 12th Man Foundation exceed $20 million for the first time.
Blue Bell Park opens following a major redevelopment project that constructed a club area, suites, new press box, team locker room, weight room and meeting spaces—all bolstered by $24 million in private donations. Later that year, the Davis Player Development Center opened after donors funded $25 million for a football-only training facility.
Slocum Nutrition Center2013
The $12 million R.C. Slocum Nutrition Center opens giving student-athletes a much-needed facility to refuel their bodies and meet nutritional and performance goals. Additionally, annual donations to the 12th Man Foundation exceed $30 million for the first time.
Watts Cross Country Course2014
The Dale Watts '71 Cross Country Course opens as the premier cross country course in the state of Texas.
Kyle Field Redevelopment2015
The largest stadium renovation in American history is completed when Texas A&M opens redeveloped Kyle Field on September 12. The comprehensive two-year project was made possible by $220 million in private donations, and the final price tag totaled $485 million. The project increased Kyle Field's capacity to 102,733, making it the largest stadium in the SEC.
Roberts Student-Athlete Center2017
Led by Shannon ‘86 and Wayne ‘85 Roberts, donors fund a redevelopment of the Aggie men’s basketball locker room and team area.
The new home of Texas A&M softball, Davis Diamond, opened on April 27, 2018. With a total cost of $28.6 million, the beautiful new facility gives the Aggies the sport's elite stadium in all of collegiate athletics.
E.B. Cushing Stadium2019
After not hosting an outdoor meet on campus in 15 years, the powerhouse Texas A&M Track & Field programs christen their beautiful new outdoor facility, E.B. Cushing Stadium.
In response to the loss of revenue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting capacity restrictions at Kyle Field, nearly 3,500 season ticket holders and donors step forward to donate a combined $11.6 million to support Texas A&M Athletics during its time of need.