Texas A&M Foundation 2016 Annual Report

Welcome to the Texas A&M Foundation’s 2016 annual report.

George K. Hickox and Eddie J. Davis

Together We Aspire

As we close out fiscal year 2016 and turn our attention to the business at hand, two themes clearly emerge: aspiration and gratitude.

Just a few years into our Lead by Example comprehensive campaign endeavor, we reached an exciting halfway mark by raising gifts totaling more than $2.3 billion. In collaboration with President Michael K. Young—and with vision from many of you—we aspire to raise $4 billion for Texas A&M University by 2020 in three major areas: Transformational Learning, Discovery and Innovation, and Impact on the State, Nation and World.

Be assured that your gifts make a difference—from an ambitious global access program in the College of Engineering to a creative scholarship initiative for high-achieving incoming freshmen, you have stepped up to push us forward. With your generosity, we broke ground on The Gardens at Texas A&M and soon will begin construction on the new John D. White ’70–Robert L. Walker ’58 Music Activities Center. You are ensuring that our Galveston campus will meet critical needs in the maritime industry, and you are taking care of U.S. veterans who choose Texas A&M.

Your gifts continue to educate leaders of character who are steeped in the history, tradition and pride that fuels our Aggie Spirit. Like you, these students combine their Texas A&M education with our six core values to serve the greater good in their future endeavors.

Thank you for allowing the Texas A&M Foundation to manage your gifts. With your trust and partnership, we aspire to do more for our university and for our world.

Bill Toler '76

Chairman of the Board

Bill Toler

Tyson Voelkel '96


Tyson Voelkel