TAMIU Unveils Donor Wall
Thursday at Student Center
The spirit of local philanthropy at Texas A&M International University
will be saluted as part of National Philanthropy Week Thursday, Nov. 17 from
6-8 p.m. in the TAMIU Student Center Rotunda.
As part of the observation, the University will host a reception for its donors
and unveil a Donor Wall that provides a powerful reminder of the generosity
that has benefited Laredo's University.
Candy Hein, TAMIU vice president for institutional advancement, said the national
observance, now in its 20th year, offers all a chance to reflect on the meaning
of giving and what giving accomplishes.
"We believe it's time to officially
recognize the countless individuals and organizations that have given to TAMIU
over the past 35 years," Hein explained.
She said the National Philanthropy Week
local observance is especially relevant as it falls within TAMIU's 35th anniversary
"As we commemorate our 35th anniversary,
we are privileged to celebrate the $50 million in remarkable support that the
85 individual members and corporations of our Heritage Society have donated
in gifts of $25,000 or more. These major gifts of $25,000 or more average $2
million per year in gifts to the University, its programs and its students. We
also benefit from the generosity of contributions to the Annual Fund Campaign,
with participation by community members, alumni and TAMIU faculty and staff," she
Hein noted that National Philanthropy Week salutes the power of generosity
and said TAMIU and its service communities have been tremendously assisted
by this generosity.
"Thanks to the generosity of so many, TAMIU is stronger than ever as
we pursue the excellence expected of all higher education institutions. This
support is a catalyst as we work daily to deliver our mission to improve the
quality of life in all our service communities," she said.
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