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University donors contribute over $11 million in gifts during FY2020

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Nov. 13, 2020 (Kingsville, TX) – Donors to Texas A&M University-Kingsville committed more than $11 Million during fiscal year 2020, the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Foundation reported today. These contributions propel the university’s first comprehensive capital campaign – With You. Without Limits. The Campaign for Texas A&M University Kingsville – even further past its $100 Million campaign goal (achieved in December 2019) for a total raised of over $105 million.

“Despite the diverse challenges our university alumni and supporters faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, these gifts are a testament to the unwavering generosity of all Javelinas,” stated Brad Walker, Vice President of Institutional Advancement & External Relations and Foundation CEO. “We are grateful for the dedicated Javelina Family who came together to support their pack, ensuring that the students, faculty and staff of Texas A&M-Kingsville are prepared for success heading into the new year.”

Almost 1,700 gifts were received, with the Javelina Student Emergency Relief Fund being one avenue donors poured their generosity into. Although it has supported students through hardships for numerous years, the relief fund raised $20,940, in just two weeks, for students overcoming challenges presented by the coronavirus – including expenses with transitioning to an online, remote system of learning.

“We have received very generous contributions during this school year because our students and their welfare is paramount to all those who deeply care about our mission,” said Leonard Bedell ’68, Treasurer of the Foundation and Javelina Student Emergency Relief Fund donor. “Our students have been affected by this pandemic and raising money for their special financial needs is what we are all about. The programs – run by an outstanding faculty – embrace the importance of having an active and engaged student population in serving the needs of South Texas. It is a very gratifying endeavor contributing and knowing our university and Foundation is focused on making a difference in the lives of our students and programs. Everyone has to make a decision of where their contributions can be most helpful, and I am convinced and proud of the academic achievements of our students.”

Interested in learning the many other avenues in which you can support students of Texas A&M-Kingsville? Whether it be time or talent, there’s always an opportunity to give back to our university! Please visit us at www.javelinagiving.org/give to learn how you can take part in this important mission and impact the lives of future Javelinas.

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