Frequently Asked Questions
May I choose where my donation goes?
My gift of $10, $50 or $100 would be a drop in the bucket. Will it really make a difference?
Every gift makes a difference, and your gift can accomplish much more than you think. A&M-Commerce has over 90,000 living alumni. If every alumnus gave $50 per year, the resulting $4.5 million would create life-changing opportunities for students! High participation rates in alumni giving inspire others to give and also positively impact national college rankings. Your gift, no matter the size, is helping to increase the value of your degree and the success of future graduates.
Don’t you receive funding from The Texas A&M University System? Can’t they help out more?
May I pay my donation out over time?
I don't want anybody to know that I have made a contribution. Is it possible to remain anonymous?
My gift may encourage others to give. What kind of donor recognition is available?
We show appreciation to our donors in a myriad of ways, but most importantly, in the way that best represents you as the donor and the impact on the lives you are changing. Stewarding you and your gift and communicating the impact of your support is a priority at A&M-Commerce. Each gift and each donor’s story is unique. We will provide you with a distinct donor experience that reflects the intent of your generosity. To further discuss recognition options, please contact us at 903.468.8187 or [email protected].
Who should I call if I have more questions?
If you would like to speak with someone regarding a donation to a specific college, endowment, fund or program, or if you would like to make a donation over the phone, please contact Kim Jefferies in Philanthropy Operations at [email protected] or 903.886.5712.
If you would like to speak with someone regarding Bridge Builders or Annual Giving, please contact Laura Lucas at 903.468.8181.
What is the relationship between the university and the A&M-Commerce Foundation?
Who invests my endowed funds?
All endowed funds are deposited through their related 501(c)(3) (the Texas A&M University-Commerce Foundation or the Texas A&M University Alumni Association). All funds are managed by The Texas A&M University System. The Foundation and Alumni Association have a shared services affiliation with the university; therefore, they have no employees, equipment or space of their own. University employees provide the necessary services and resources for the operation of the Foundation and Alumni Association.
We are Here to Help!
The Philanthropy and Engagement Division at A&M-Commerce is ready to help make your philanthropic dreams come true. Our professional staff oversee major giving, planned giving, annual giving, operations, alumni relations and engagement. They look forward to helping you find the best way to support the Lion family. Please reach out to us today!