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Giving :: Welcome

YOU CAN CHANGE LIVES.

Your generosity makes a big difference in the lives of our students. We value your contributions as we work together to create a prosperous future for our students and our university. Your gifts fund vital scholarships, world-class faculty, innovative programs and more.

Imagine-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 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.

Thank you for your commitment to your fellow Lions and your dedication to their success.

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Giving :: Ways to Give

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Giving :: How to Give

Ways to Give

There are many ways to support A&M-Commerce. We encourage you to choose a method that best suits your unique situation. Whatever your choice, your generosity will help shape futures and transform lives!

Outright Gifts

Outright gifts provide immediate support to your university. They can enhance programs, establish or increase endowments, or assist in areas of greatest need. They also help the university carry out its daily mission to Educate. Discover. Achieve.

You can make an outright donation in the following ways:

Credit Card or Electronic Check

Make a gift with a credit card or electronic check by phone at 903.468.8187 or online. You may choose a one-time or recurring gift.

Cash/Check

When you make gifts by cash or check, simply include a note or use the check’s field memo to express your wishes regarding the designation of your gift.

Please make checks payable to:
Texas A&M University-Commerce Foundation

Please mail checks to:
Texas A&M University-Commerce Foundation
P.O. Box 3425
Commerce, TX 75429-3425

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Gifts in Kind

Please contact us at [email protected] or 903.468.8187 to discuss your non-cash gift. Approval is needed before items can be accepted.

Gifts of Real Estate

When you gift real property to A&M-Commerce, you may receive benefits such as a charitable income tax deduction, savings on capital gains taxes, and a reduced taxable estate.

Contact us at [email protected] or 903.468.8187.

Use Plan My Legacy if your gift of real estate may be part of a planned gift.

Please check with your tax advisor regarding the benefits of donating real property. Gifts of real estate are reviewed and approved by the Office of Budgets and Accounting and the System Office of General Counsel.

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Gifts of Stock

Gifts of stock are converted to cash before they are deposited into a foundation account.

Please contact us at [email protected] or 903.468.8187 with any questions or for additional information about your stock gift.

Please consult your tax advisor regarding the benefits of donating securities.

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Giving :: Matching Gifts

Multiply your gift with employer matching.

Many corporations have demonstrated their support for A&M-Commerce by matching or multiplying their current or retired employees’ gifts. Consult your company’s human resources department or our office for details about how to match your gift. Search below to see if your company has a matching gifts program and to learn more about how to initiate the process.

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Giving :: FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Contact Us

  • 2600 South Neal St, Commerce, TX 75428 McDowell, Suite 350
  • PO Box 3425, Commerce, TX 75429-3425
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