Giving Equals Momentum
On May 27, 2009, Senate Bill 629 was signed by Governor Rick Perry, establishing A&M-Central Texas as the 11th university within The Texas A&M University System.
Designed to partner with regional community colleges, A&M-Central Texas is 1 of 3 “transfer-level” universities in the U.S., offering 45 degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
Unlike traditional universities, where students are required to spend their first two years completing the general education core before advancing to their major, A&M-Central Texas provides the ‘upper level’ coursework for the undergraduate degrees, allowing students to save time and tuition by completing the core requirements at one of the region’s community colleges.
When you make a gift to A&M-Central Texas, you add to the momentum of this new university, offer encouragement to current students via scholarships, strengthen our current programs, fuel new program development to enrich the region, accelerate research and scholarship, and recognize exceptional faculty and staff. Join us!
The Gift Process
Whether you chose to make a gift to the University, our Foundation, or our alumni association, we value every gift and handle each one professionally and efficiently. Depending on the gift size and type, we take it through some or all of the following steps:
1We provide a gift agreement
We provide gift agreements for all gifts and pledges of $1,000 or more. Agreements outline the purpose, form, schedule and administration of gifts. For gifts less than $1,000, donors may document their preferences with a letter, email, or reference lines on their check or money order.
2We place the gift in an account
Every gift goes into an operational account within three business days and is earmarked as an endowed or non-endowed gift, depending on the intention of the donor. If the gift is made to the University, it is deposited into the account for the entity it is meant to benefit. For example, a gift of $5,000 to the President’s Need Based Scholarship would be deposited with the university’s financial aid office. Gifts to the Foundation are deposited with the Texas A&M University System and held in separate accounts.
3We send a receipt
We mail a receipt for every gift. Receipts provide donors with proof of their contribution.
4We apply applicable fees
At the present time, neither the University nor the Foundation applies fees of any kind to the gifts we receive from our donors. However, as we improve our services to include the option to make a gift or pledge payment via an online payment, we reserve the right to offset the fees imposed on us by credit card processors (typically 3%). For non-endowed gifts, the fee will be charged and paid when the gift is made. For endowed gifts, the fee is charged against the future income earned in the account and the entire gift is recorded in the endowment principal. However, please note: These fees to not affect the portion of your donation considered a charitable donation for IRS receipting.
5We put the gift to good use
If the gift is non-endowed, it is deposited to the appropriate University account, and earmarked for the purpose as designated by the donor. If the gift is endowed, it is invested. Over time, the payout from the endowment becomes available to spend, and the proceeds are earmarked for use as designated by the donor.
Promote Student Success
Gifts to scholarships and academic programs provide opportunities for deserving students
Your gifts help us build new programs, strengthen current offerings and fuel partnerships benefiting the Central Texas region and beyond.
Accelerate Research and Scholarship
Your gifts recognize exceptional faculty and brings us closer to the promise of our 30 year Master Plan.
Support Recreational Sports and Activities
Your gift encourages the development of Warrior Rugby, events organized by Student Activities, enriches the University Library, or any other area of special interest you chose.