New Ways to Make an Impact

Redesigned membership levels make supporting Texas A&M Athletics through annual giving easier than ever before


By Brian Davis ’01

Your commitment as a loyal donor is vital to the 12th Man Foundation’s mission of funding scholarships, programs and facilities in support of championship athletics.

In an effort to provide more options and benefits to generous donors like you as well as prospective donors, the Foundation is excited to share redesigned membership levels that make it easier than ever to make an impact on Texas A&M Athletics.

As outlined here, the first two membership levels, Associate and 12th Man, include philanthropic gifts as well as annual seat contributions that are connected with season ticket purchases. The next two levels of membership, MVP and MVP Gold, include philanthropic giving only.

With an annual gift of $750 or more, donors at the MVP level will enjoy many of the popular benefits previously reserved for members of Athletic Ambassadors including 10 additional priority points per year and an invitation to the annual Summer Meeting featuring Aggie student-athletes, coaches and staff.

Donors at the MVP Gold level ($2,500+) receive those benefits and more, including invitations to luncheons with A&M’s Director of Athletics.

MORE OPTIONS AND BENEFITS

Loyal donors Susan and Joseph Gutkowski recently increased their impact with an MVP Gold level gift in support of A&M Athletics. Susan, one of several active donors to serve on the committee that helped redesign the membership levels, believes the main benefit to the new levels is that donors have options.

“Everybody wants options no matter what you are doing,” she said. “Whether it’s shopping at the grocery store, eating at a restaurant or buying a car – you want options. With the new membership levels, you have options, and those options give you incentives.”

Supporting Aggie Athletics is a lifelong passion for the Gutkowskis. They give to help A&M student-athletes be successful in competition and in the classroom.

“We donated $2,500 to the Annual Fund this year because we can right now,” Susan said. “The economy is great, so I’m sure there are a lot more people like us who can give a little more, and it makes a big difference.”

MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP

Donors may also pay for 12th Man, MVP and MVP Gold memberships using a new monthly payment option. For as little as $12.50 per month for the 12th Man level, $62.50 for MVP or $208.34 for MVP Gold, donors can enjoy all of the benefits that come with each membership level, including accruing valuable priority points.

No matter how large or small, your annual contribution helps provide the resources needed for A&M Athletics to be successful. Please review the new membership levels and benefits and consider making a gift to increase your impact today.

“Everybody wants options no matter what you are doing. Whether it’s shopping at the grocery store, eating at a restaurant or buying a car – you want options. With the new membership levels, you have options, and those options give you incentives.”

Susan Gutkowski

No matter how large or small, your annual contribution is the most effective way to provide Texas A&M Athletics with the resources and flexibility to meet the needs of student-athletes and athletic programs.

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