Texas A&M Legacy Society 

The Texas A&M Legacy Society recognizes constituents whose cumulative, current giving to the following organizations for the benefit of Texas A&M University totals $100,000 or more: the Texas A&M Foundation, The Association of Former Students, the 12th Man Foundation, the George and Barbara Bush Foundation, and the Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets Association.  

Whether they are former students or simply proud supporters of Texas A&M’s mission, Legacy Society members provide invaluable support for Aggie students, faculty and staff. They are the university’s most generous benefactors, giving from their hearts to preserve its most defining qualities and propel it ever forward. Over the decades, thousands of loyal Legacy Society donors have given billions of dollars toward expanding this historic institution’s scope and further elevating its standard of excellence.

Learn about the different ways you can give to the Texas A&M Foundation that will add to your giving totals toward Legacy Society membership.


How do I qualify for Legacy Society?

The minimum giving threshold for individuals to qualify for Legacy Society is $100,000 in cumulative contributions, which includes pledges and irrevocable planned gifts such as life insurance, trusts and charitable gift annuities. Individuals may also qualify through appraised gifts-in-kind. 

How are Legacy Society members recognized?

All founding members of Legacy Society (1989 through 2021) are recognized by name on the walls of Legacy Hall in the Jon L. Hagler Center. Following 2021, new members could no longer be recognized by having their names engraved in Legacy Hall due to space constraints. A future kiosk at the front entrance of Legacy Hall will recognize all members going forward. By searching the kiosk, donors will be able to identify whether they are a Legacy and/or Heritage member; the Foundation scholarship endowments they hold; and the number of student scholarship recipients they’ve supported. Founding members of Legacy Society can also use instructions provided on the kiosk to locate their engraved name on the walls of Legacy Hall.

What are other benefits of Legacy Society membership?

To show our appreciation for your monumental contributions, the Texas A&M Foundation provides you with unique membership benefits, including: a custom concierge service for arranging campus tours and other impactful visits, special updates from Foundation leadership, recognition on the Jon L. Hagler Center's interactive kiosk, subscriptions to our esteemed print and digital publications, and more. You will also receive invitations to exclusive events, including the annual Legacy Society New Member Celebration welcoming dedicated partners like you to this extraordinary philanthropic community.

Heritage Membership

Heritage Membership recognizes individuals and families who have committed a planned gift—such as gifts through wills, charitable trusts or retirement accounts—of any size to the Texas A&M Foundation to benefit Texas A&M University. There are more than 2,400 Heritage Members. These individuals enjoy special benefits, including:

  • Invitations to annual appreciation events
  • Exclusive news and publications
  • Opportunities to stay connected to campus through special behind-the-scenes tours
  • Chances to network with other Aggies and friends

Through their generosity, Heritage Members leave a powerful legacy of support for future generations of Aggies.

Learn more about Heritage Membership.


Sterling C. Evans Medal Award

Acknowledging Texas A&M’s potential to change lives and produce leaders of character, a few former students and philanthropic leaders devote incredible resources and energy to ensuring its continued success.

To recognize individuals who make outstanding contributions to the reputation and strength of Texas A&M University and the Aggie community, the Texas A&M Foundation’s Board of Trustees established the Sterling C. Evans Medal in 1998.

Named after the renowned former university regent and philanthropist Sterling C. Evans ’21, the Evans Medal seeks to promote, encourage and recognize phenomenal service.

The award is given on a highly selective basis, presented annually at the discretion of the Texas A&M Foundation Board of Trustees. The recognition definitively cements its recipients’ legacies as quintessential pieces of the university’s history, as their leadership often proves integral to the institution’s success.

Candidates must exhibit a long and distinguished record of service and leadership, as well as enthusiasm for galvanizing philanthropy amongst their peers. In addition to lauded civic participation and professional accomplishments, recipients must also demonstrate a sincere sense of loyalty to Texas A&M and, above all, a history of integrity and commitment to excellence befitting of a proud and principled Aggie.

View past recipients

Partner in Philanthropy Award

Established by the Texas A&M Foundation’s Board of Trustees in 2016, the Partner in Philanthropy Award celebrates Aggie faculty and staff who demonstrate dedicated and lasting participation, commitment and creative leadership to philanthropy and Texas A&M. 

This accolade acknowledges an individual faculty member’s effort to build long-term productive relationships between the university, former students and other private partners in philanthropy. Recipients demonstrate a deep understanding of the value of private support and have typically developed relationships with donors and contributed their own gifts to Texas A&M.

View past recipients.