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Public service is a noble calling that calls for an equally excellent education. The Bush School of Government and Public Service’s mission is to impart a high-impact experience that balances professionalism and principle while fostering conflict resolution and positive influence. We strive to make the world more integrated when it comes to economic, political and environmental issues. Our graduates go on to make public service and leading by example their life calling.


Support students, faculty and staff ($30 million)

Student support is our most pressing need. During the school’s 20-year history, the student population has grown from 17 to 343. More than 50 percent of BushSchool students need assistance to graduate with manageable debt so they can enter careers in public service. You can support the expansion of the student population with endowed student fellowships, language immersion scholarships and internship endowments ranging from $25,000 to $100,000. You can also help with the recruitment and placement of students with endowed gifts ranging from $250,000 to $1 million in our Career Services Department.

Support and advance the startup of new centers at the Bush School ($10 million per center)

Minimum funding to bring a center to full operational capacity is $10 million. Excellence funds, chairs, professorships, faculty fellowships and post-doctoral research fellowships are critical to attracting leading scholars and practitioners. Endowed gifts ranging from $250,000 to $1 million can support the faculty, research and operations of these centers and programs: The Center for Grand Strategy of the United States; the Bio Security and Pandemic Policy Program; and the Nonprofit Management Program. The school is working to establish future programs in cyber policy and law, community governance and Middle East energy policy.

Support and advance the Bush School institutes ($10 million per institute)

You can make an endowed gift ranging from $250,000 to $1 million to enhance research initiatives and the speaker/lecture series of these high-performing institutes: the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs; the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics and Public Policy; and the Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy.

Support and advance the Bush School departments ($10 million per department)

Department excellence funds, chairs, professorships and faculty fellowships can be endowed with gifts ranging from $250,000 to $1 million. These gifts will enhance the student learning experience and maintain a world-class faculty. Your support to both the Department of International Affairs and the Department of Public Service and Administration will ensure our future local, state and federal public servants are better prepared to lead.

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To support The Bush School of Government and Public Service and learn about endowment opportunities, contact Col. Michael Bottiglieri.

michael bottiglieri

Col. Michael Bottiglieri ’89

Senior Director of Development
Texas A&M Foundation
(800) 392-3310 or (979) 458-8035

Michael is the director of development for the Bush School of Government and Public Service. He assists donors in identifying the areas and programs in the college where their support will enhance Texas A&M's capability to be among the best universities. Michael joined the Foundation in December 2016.