Educational Institutions

TEXAS A&M FOUNDATION

  • COLLEGE STATION, TX
  • http://www.txamfoundation.com

Mission Statement

The Texas A&M Foundation is the major-gift fundraising arm for Texas A&M University. We believe that all Aggies should be able to follow their dreams, and we work with private donors, corporations and foundations to make this possible. Because we are positioned within Texas A&M University colleges and units, our Directors of Development have a finger on the pulse of the university. By finding programs that resonate with donors, we are able to develop initiatives, support students, boost faculty research and improve campus facilities to make a direct impact the State of Texas, our nation and our world.

Main Programs

  1. Major Giving
  2. Planned Giving
Service Areas

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National

The Texas A&M Foundation's donor base lives predominantly in the state of Texas; however, we have donors and prospects throughout the United States.

ruling year

1983

President since 2016

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Tyson Voelkel

Keywords

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Foundation, Education, University, Texas A&M, Research, Scholarship, Faculty, Students

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EIN

74-2245072

 Number

2081539077

Physical Address

401 GEORGE BUSH DRIVE

COLLEGE STATION, 77840-2811

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

University or Technological (B43)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Major Giving

The Texas A&M Foundation employs fundraisers who serve specific colleges and units and seek to raise major gifts for those areas. While these employees are Foundation employees, they work directly with their colleges and units to outline priorities that align with donors' interests.

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Program 2

Planned Giving

The gift planning officers at Texas A&M support donors who wish to make after-lifetime and dual-benefit gifts to Texas A&M University.

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Service Areas

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National

The Texas A&M Foundation's donor base lives predominantly in the state of Texas; however, we have donors and prospects throughout the United States.

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Financials

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Texas A&M Foundation
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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TEXAS A&M FOUNDATION

Leadership

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President

Tyson Voelkel

BIO

Before beginning his new job as president of the Texas A&M Foundation on Jan. 20, 2016, Tyson Voelkel was proprietor of a Houston-based boutique consultancy focused on building, managing, and advising ultra-high net worth family offices. He also has served as COO for a multi-billion dollar holding company consisting of more than a dozen operating companies, philanthropic endeavors, and various investments. Tyson managed a diverse and complex portfolio of liquid and illiquid assets held domestically and internationally, spanning many industries and interests as well as multiple non for profit and philanthropic endeavors. He successfully yielded multi-million dollar efficiencies, divestments, and turn-around operations.

The Brenham native holds a degree in industrial distribution from Texas A&M University, a master's degree in international relations and national security from the Bush School of Government and Public Service, and an MBA from Rice University.

While at Texas A&M, he played in the Fightin' Texas Aggie Band, Ross Volunteer and was Corps commander his senior year. He also participated in many student government activities and organizations.

He served as a U.S. Army infantry officer for almost 14 years, with varied leadership roles during peacetime and combat. Tyson's military service includes posts in Europe, the U.S. and Middle East. He twice served as a company commander in combat in the 82nd Airborne Division, earning numerous awards including two Bronze Stars in Iraq, the Department of the Army MacArthur Leadership Award, Army Ranger and Airborne Qualification Badges and the Combat Infantryman's Badge. Tyson also taught leadership and ethics at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He continues to serve as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve.

Tyson was the first student regent appointed to the Texas A&M University Board of Regents, and he currently serves on the Texas A&M Board of Visitors, Galveston A&M Board of Visitors, Bush School of Government and Public Service Advisory Board and on the advisory board for Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center.

The Voelkels believe in corporate social responsibility and in giving back when possible.

In memory of their daughter Lily, Voelkel and his wife Christi founded The Lily Voelkel Foundation to serve deaf-blind children and those with CHARGE syndrome, a complex and life-threatening disorder in children. Lily Voelkel died in 2012 after almost three years of courageously fighting various medical conditions related to the complex syndrome.

The Voelkels give generously of their time and resources to many causes. They have three daughters and currently reside in Friendswood, Texas.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. P. William "Bill" Toler

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