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How to Give

Current Gifts

If you want your gift for the Texas A&M College of Architecture to go to work immediately, a current gift of cash or securities might be the best option.

Give by Credit Card

The Texas A&M Foundation accepts credit card payments online.

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Give by Mail

Write a check payable to the Texas A&M Foundation, note in the memo field how you would like your gift directed (i.e. Dean’s Excellence Fund, or a specific scholarship, chair or program) and mail to:

Erik Baker
Senior Director of Development
Texas A&M College of Architecture
3137 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3137

For more information contact Erik Baker at ebaker@txamfoundation.com, 918.899.3301 (cell) or 979.862.5765 (office).

Matching Gifts

You may be able to increase the amount of your gift by taking advantage of a corporate matching program. Several companies offer retirees and widowers of employees the same matching gift opportunities they offer current employees.

If your employer offers matching gifts, you may be able to make a larger donation to the Texas A&M College of Architecture without further reducing your own assets and still receive a charitable deduction for the amount you give.

Each qualifying employer has a slightly different process and deadline, so be sure to check with your HR department for details.

View a database of corporate matching employers

Honorary & Memorial Gifts

A gift in memory or in honor of a relative, friend, student, professor, or teacher is a generous and thoughtful way to recognize a person’s life and accomplishments. When you make an honorary or memorial gift, the Texas A&M Foundation will notify the honoree or next of kin, and the gift is used as you specified.

Planned Gifts

Create an estate and gift plan that will achieve a lasting impact. Tailor the gift to your unique needs and interests.

For more information on establishing a Planned Gift in the College of Architecture contact Jennifer Hester at jhester@txamfoundation.com, 979.845.7479 (office).

Corporate Gifts

Corporate support comes in two forms: giving and volunteering. Contributions from organizations support students, faculty, programs and capital improvements.

Volunteering enables advanced access to emerging ideas and technologies through faculty-executive exchanges, advisory council memberships and guest lectures. Please contact us if you or your company is interested in serving on a board, as a mentor or volunteer, or engaging with the college in some other unique way.

Gifts of Real Estate

Multiple types of property for the benefit of the Texas A&M College of Architecture may be accepted by the Texas A&M Foundation to benefit the college, including residential, commercial, farm and ranch land, forest land, and oil and gas interests.

Where to Give

  • College
  • Department of Architecture
  • Department of Construction Science
  • Department of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning
  • Department of Visualization

Giving Areas

Excellence Fund

Excellence funds at the college or department level provide funds to meet unanticipated needs that arise in the areas of student, faculty and program support.

Faculty Impact

The College of Architecture is committed to creating an environment in which faculty feel inspired and enabled to reach their full potential through academic freedom. 

With a gift of an endowment benefiting the College of Architecture, you can help attract high-quality faculty to the university, increase retention, and enhance creativity and productivity.

Only the interest earned on endowments are distributed, so your gift establishing a faculty fellowship or chair will assist faculty in perpetuity.

Student Impact

Student scholarships and fellowships change lives and enrich the student body. Whether funding an undergraduate scholarship, a graduate fellowship, or supporting study away experiences, how you support students is a personal decision with equally personal rewards. Our scholarship and fellowship programs offer special opportunities for donors and students to get to know one another.

Program and Facilities Impact

Exceptional programs and facilities attract and retain exceptional faculty, who, in turn, attract the best graduate and undergraduate students.

“College Impact” means your gift will benefit a specific Texas A&M college, department or other administrative unit. These gifts often affect an entire college and can include those directed toward construction, renovation or equipping a lab.

Consider making an endowed gift to the Foundation. Because we only distribute the earnings on your investment, endowments impact Texas A&M academics forever.

Giving FAQs

Can I direct my gift based on my interests?

Yes, your gift to the College of Architecture can support students, faculty, programs, excellence initiatives, facilities and more!

What if I am not sure where I want my gift to be used?

Directing your gift to a department or college excellence fund provides funds to support unanticipated needs that arise in the areas of student, faculty and program support. These funds are also used to seize exceptional opportunities that might from time-to-time arise such as unplanned field-trips, hosting influential guest lecturers, or supporting a community project.

Can I make an endowed gift in installments?

Yes, endowments may be funded with installments up to a five-year period.

Can I receive a tax receipt for my gift?

Yes, gift receipts are mailed as gifts are processed by the Texas A&M Foundation.

Do matching gifts count toward donor recognition?

Yes, your gift and the matching funds from your employer will count towards your recognition level.

Who do I contact if I have questions about a gift I have made or want to make to support the College of Architecture?

Contact Erik Baker, Senior Director of Development, Texas A&M Foundation, at 979.862.5765 or ebaker@txamfoundation.com. You may also contact Heather Sauber, Director of Development, Texas A&M Foundation at 979.575.6067 or hsauber@txamfoundation.com.