MAJOR GIFTS


Through major gifts, our donors make transformative investments which are vital to the sustained success of Texas A&M Athletics.

A Major Gift is a philanthropic donation in support of Texas A&M Athletics that extends above and beyond the cost of season tickets. These types of donations are crucial to our mission and allow us to connect our donors with an area of passion that they can directly impact.

Why Give?


  • Through a variety of ways, Major Gift donors make transformative gifts that are vital toward the 12th Man Foundation’s mission of funding championship athletics. Some donors create a long-lasting legacy by endowing an academic scholarship through our 1922 Fund. Others desire to assist with a capital campaign to help construct or redevelop an athletic facility. There are also donors who wish to support the greatest need at the time.
  • These important contributions are vital for the sustained success of Texas A&M Athletics and provide essential resources that impact Aggie student-athletes well beyond their time on campus.
  • A variety of benefits are extended to Major Gift donors to recognize their importance as some of Texas A&M Athletics’ most devoted followers. These benefits include unique, invitation-only access and face-to-face interaction with A&M student-athletes, coaches and administrators. They also provide an unmatched networking opportunity to conduct business with other committed givers, as well as foster camaraderie and friendship of those with similar passions.
  • Additionally, philanthropic donations to the 12th Man Foundation accrue priority points and are considered a charitable gift for tax purposes.

Contact Our Major Gifts Staff for Information on Supporting Texas A&M Athletics


Brady Bullard

Brady

Bullard '95


Senior Vice President of Major Giving Programs

Brian Bishop

Brian

Bishop '91


Vice President Of Major Gifts

Mike Smith

Mike

Smith


Assistant Vice President of Major Gifts

Lauren Hickey

Lauren

Hickey-Garcia


Director of Development

Kelsey Young

Kelsey

Young '17


Manager of Donor Relations

"With the help of the 12th Man, A&M has done a great job of having some of the finest athletic facilities in the world that all of us can be proud of. It's a top tier university without question in many respects. And certainly, athletic facilities need to shadow that and show that they are top tier. We believe in that. That's why we contribute."

Rod Thornton '63