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Texas A&M University provides students a transformational educational experience that emphasizes innovation and discovery at every level—from classrooms and labs to campus and community activities, and international explorations. With more than 1,000 student organizations and 17 departments, Texas A&M’s Division of Student Affairs offers a wide spectrum of programs, from the University Art Galleries to the Corps of Cadets. Aggies can count on us to provide innovative programs and resources that ensure a stimulating and well-rounded education.

The Division of Student Affairs is committed to inspiring and preparing students for a lifetime of learning, leadership and service. We provide students with opportunities to explore their passions, interests and motivations while maintaining a safe and healthy environment where people from all backgrounds and experiences can thrive. Opportunities abound to support student organizations and programs centered around our six impact areas: inclusive excellence, leadership, student success, traditions and service, visual and performing arts, and wellbeing.

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FUNDING PRIORITIES

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Ensure traditions and service carry forward. Help create a Student Activities Traditions and Service Endowment ($10 million)

Many Texas A&M traditions are programs managed by student organizations within the Department of Student Activities, including Yell Leaders, Aggie Muster and The Big Event to name just a few. An endowment of $25,000 or more will cover and/or offset expenses related to the planning and implementation of these unifying programs.

Ensure student success. Raise Aggie Veteran Scholarships and enhance the Aggie Veteran Enrichment Endowment ($8.75 million)

We hope to raise 150 scholarships for student veterans by 2019 (the 100-year anniversary of A&M student veteran support). Endowed scholarships can be established with gifts of $25,000, $50,000, and $100,000. We also seek a $5 million enrichment endowment to ensure that the Veteran Resource and Support Center has an adequate level of staff and support for veteran programs, which provide the ability create a seamless continuity of support from application to vocation to enhance the overall success of our military affiliated students. Support for this endowment begins at $25,000.

Support the visual and performing arts. Complete the Music Activities Center (MAC) ($515,000 remaining towards initial $20 million goal, but another $2.5 million needed for project overages and maintenance)

The new John D. White ’70 – Robert L. Walker ’58 Music Activities Center will accommodate more than 1,300 student musicians who participate in the bands, choirs and orchestras at Texas A&M. Located on the corner of George Bush Drive and Coke Street, the facility will include: four large rehearsal halls with state-of-the-art acoustics, a 100-yard artificial turf practice field for the Aggie Band that will eliminate uneven or unsafe rehearsal conditions, soundproof practice rooms with extended student access and ample locker space for instrument storage. Your gift of $25,000 or more will help bring the project to fruition.

Further leadership development. Endow the Maroon & White Leadership Society ($2 million)

This leadership society is a certificate program where students develop leadership identities through education and training. They are matched with a coach, engage in eight development activities—such as a study abroad trip, seminars or memberships in other leadership organizations—and meet other students with a shared passion for leadership. A $500,000 endowment would allow an entire cohort of students to experience the program from start to finish. There are four cohorts in the program at one time.

Ensure student wellbeing. Endow 40 HelpLine scholarships ($1 million)

The Student Counseling HelpLine provides peer support, information, referrals, and crises assessment and intervention for Texas A&M students. It is staffed by 40 undergraduate and graduate student volunteers who are supervised by the professional staff of the Student Counseling Service. These student volunteers answer an average of 1,000 phone calls per year. They work overnight and 24 hours per day on weekends to ensure after-hours crisis intervention resources are available for all Aggies. Forty $25,000 endowed scholarships would allow HelpLine to recruit and retain student volunteers who are often unable to hold part-time jobs due to the hours they volunteer.

Support inclusive excellence. Give to the MSC Carter G. Woodson Black Awareness Committee ($750,000)

Created in 1969, this iconic Texas A&M student organization provides the campus community with educational and enriching experiences that elucidate the culture and contributions of people of African descent and their impact on society. A total endowment of $750,000 would enable the committee to bring high-caliber keynote speakers to the annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast and allow all Texas A&M students to attend free of charge, but support for this endowment begins at $25,000.

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To support the Division of Student Affairs and learn about endowment opportunities, contact Torii Kapavik.

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Torii Kapavik ‘11

Director of Development
Texas A&M Foundation
(979) 862-1247
tkapavik@txamfoundation.com

Torii is director of development for the Division of Student Affairs. She assists donors in identifying the areas and programs where their support will enhance Texas A&M's capability to be among the best universities. Torii joined the Foundation in August 2012.