Vice President of Philanthropy and Engagement :: Welcome

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Your generosity will pay repeated dividends in the successful lives and accomplishments of our students. Whether you choose to support a college, department, program or make an unrestricted gift, your contribution will have an immeasurable impact on our students.

The Philanthropic and Engagement Division inspires our alumni and friends to support current and future Lions by highlighting their achievements.

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Vice President for Philanthropy and Engagement ::

Working Together

Our division is comprised of several departments and groups working together to generate public and private support for the university community. We help create personal legacies for our donors and donor recipients. Our passion is to serve as a resource in matching donor interests with the university’s needs and to help partner faculty, staff and students with alumni leaders. We strive to provide Lion alumni and friends with the opportunity to be informed, involved and invested in A&M-Commerce.

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Giving :: FAQ copied not edited

Frequently Asked Questions

May I choose where my donation goes?

Yes, absolutely! Your decision to give to A&M-Commerce is voluntary and we want to ensure that your donor experience is the best it can be. Contact [email protected] for further information on how to become a donor.

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Don’t you receive funding from The Texas A&M University System? Can’t they help out more?

A&M-Commerce does not receive funding from The Texas A&M University System. As a state institution, our funds are sourced from students, the Texas Legislature and philanthropy.

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May I pay my donation out over time?

We offer a variety of options to make giving convenient for you and consistent with your philanthropic goals. Gifts may be made monthly, annually or over a designated time period. Make a pledge online.

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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.

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I don’t want anybody to know that I have made a contribution. Is it possible to remain anonymous?

Yes, we work hard to respect our donors’ wishes and ensure a positive and gratifying giving experience. All you need to do is notify us of your request to remain anonymous when you make a donation. We will not make your contribution public.

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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].

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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 Amber Countis in Advancement Services at [email protected] or 903.468.8187.
If you would like to speak with someone regarding Bridge Builders or Annual Giving, please contact Justin Ferrell at 903.468.8181.

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I received an email/postcard/phone call from a company asking for my personal information and a story about Texas A&M University-Commerce. Is this a legitimate project or is it a scam?

It’s legit! We have partnered with PCI (also known as Publishing Concepts) to produce an Oral History Publication for Texas A&M University-Commerce. PCI is a family-owned business based in Dallas, TX that has published directories for educational institutions, fraternities, sororities, and military organizations across the nation for almost 100 years. This project allows Texas A&M University-Commerce to hear about your personal experiences and explain how Texas A&M University-Commerce has helped shape your lives.

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How do I know my information will only be used for Oral History Project purposes?

PCI is committed to protecting your information. The names, addresses and information provided to PCI for the publication of the Oral History Project will be held confidential by PCI, except to the extent that they are utilized in, or in the preparation of, the Oral History Project and except as required by court order or law. Upon completion of the project, PCI will redact PII (Personal Identifiable information) from any and all electronic files that we have supplied or were produced by PCI in connection with the production of the Oral History Project.

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What is the relationship between the university and the A&M-Commerce Foundation?

The Foundation has a separate board of directors who work in partnership with A&M-Commerce to meet strategic goals and serve the university’s mission by raising private funds. Learn more about the Foundation Board.

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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.

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How much does it cost to attend Texas A&M University-Commerce?

A&M-Commerce prides itself on offering an accessible, affordable and quality education. Find out more about costs of attendance.

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Giving :: We Are Here to Help

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!

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Vice President for Philanthropy and Engagement :: Contact

Contact Us

  • P.O. Box 3425
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3425
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