M. Ann and Charles P. ’82 Manning have committed gifts to Mays Business School, two other Texas A&M University colleges and the 12th Man Foundation. The funds for the gifts will be generated through a retirement account and a revocable living trust.
Since graduating from Texas A&M in the early 1980s, Kris ’81 and Bruce ’83 Petersen have been involved in the life of their alma mater in a variety of ways.
Don Davis’ sense of Aggie pride and appreciation for the core values of Texas A&M have driven him to give back multiple times to his alma mater. Already a supporter of the Dwight Look College of Engineering and the Olsen Field renovation, Davis decided he would like to make another gift to Texas A&M – this time to Mays Business School.
Robert (Bob) A. Rinn ’75 knew for many years that he wanted to leave part of his estate to Texas A&M through his will. After meeting with a financial consultant, Rinn decided to make a planned gift by assigning the Texas A&M Foundation as a beneficiary of one of his life insurance policies. His gift of $267,000 established the Robert A. Rinn ’75 Energy Accounting/Tax Education Endowment.
Stephanie Anderson says her grandmother’s ambition for her family to be attend and graduate from college changed the trajectory of her family; and this objective has carried on in Stephanie and her husband’s charitable mission statement to help other families change their trajectories through education.
An MBA is the most common advanced degree for business school graduates, but a Juris Doctor is a close second. Mays Business School students who are pursuing law school will receive financial assistance through a new scholarship: The Joy W. ’88 and Nathan P. Moore ’89 Endowed Award. Funded by a $100,000 gift from Joy and Nathan Moore, the award is designated for a Mays student who has been accepted into a law school and will support studies at that law school.
When he committed $25,000 to create the Eric R. Wylie ’93 Business Student Council Leadership Endowed Scholarship fund, Wylie joked that he wanted the scholarship to go to someone like himself: A finance major and a member of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets.
A desire to assist Mays Business School students prompted two Texas A&M University alumni to donate $250,000 to establish the Becky ’76 and Monty Davis ’77 Endowed Business Honors Scholarship Program.
A Mays graduate and her husband have anonymously donated $75,000 to create the J. Wayne Stark Business Honors Scholarship to honor a mentor of hers during college. The couple also wanted to encourage students who are “smart, hard-working and driven towards receiving a good education and contributing to the worldwide community.”
The managing partners of a Houston-based company have committed to a $100,000 gift for the WildHorse Resources Business Honors Scholarship fund at Mays Business School.