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An endowment provides funds that are invested by the Texas A&M University System, with only the annual dividend used to fund the purpose of the endowment. At the University, 5% of the fund balance is spent each year and the additional earnings are reinvested in the fund for growth. As the value of the fund grows, so does the annual dividend used for the mission of the endowment.

While endowments can be established with current cash gifts, they are more often funded with appreciated assets such as stock, charitable bequests in a person's will, or through a variety of charitable trusts. These gifts can be made in installment payments over a period of time and can be tax-structured devices that make it easier for a family to make a meaningful endowed gift.

You can decide how your gift will be used by the University. A gift of $25,000 or more establishes a named endowed fund. This named opportunity can be in your own name or to memorialize a loved one.

Endowed Scholarships

Minimum gift of $25,000, which can be paid in $5,000 increments within a 5-year period. Click here to see current scholarships.

Endowed Chairs and Professorships

Minimum gift of $1,000,000, which can be paid in $200,000 increments within a 5 year period.