Sources of Gifts Received in FY 2016
Contributions from former students, friends, and private and family foundations (many formed by former students) make up 63 percent of gifts to the Foundation, while gifts from corporations and other organizations make up 37 percent of the total.
Following generally accepted accounting principles, this total includes pledges and irrevocable planned gifts.
Top Five Corporate and Foundation Donors by Cumulative FY 2016 Giving
Many donors double, triple or quadruple the amount of their gifts by taking advantage of a corporate matching program. During fiscal year 2016, corporate and foundation donors matched 1,503 gifts to the Texas A&M Foundation for a total of $2.5 million.
Where FY 2016 Gifts Were Directed
Each gift received by the Foundation is linked to one of four designated “impact areas.”
*Includes gifts that pass to non-university accounts, such as the Texas A&M University System and The Association of Former Students’ matching funds, as well as Foundation gifts in holding and class gift funds, for which donors have not yet identified the gift impact area.
Student impact represents academic scholarships and fellowships to undergraduate and graduate students. Faculty impact refers to gifts that fund faculty chairs, professorships and fellowships. College-impact gifts help a college or department through discretionary or building funds, which in turn support faculty and students through improved teaching and learning environments. Spirit-impact gifts cultivate student organizations, traditions and other outside-the-classroom programs.
Foundation Funds Made Available to Texas A&M
The Foundation annually makes millions of dollars available to Texas A&M for students, faculty, facilities and programs according to donors’ wishes. In fiscal year 2016, these funds totaled $103.9 million.
These funds consist of non-endowed gifts—funds made available to disburse immediately rather than invested by the Foundation—and income from endowments.
Annual total for fiscal year 2015
Annual total for fiscal year 2016