TEXAS A&M FOUNDATION
As our Corps continues to grow, we strive to offer additional financial aid, enhanced learning experiences, and outstanding facilities for our cadets. Donor support provides critical resources allowing us to recruit and retain outstanding cadets. To all who have given so generously—thank you! Your gifts of support will impact our Corps for many years to come!
Donors often ask how they can make the greatest impact on the Corps. Support for our leadership training, international excursions, learning centers and scholarships are among our highest priorities.
HOLLINGSWORTH CENTER FOR ETHICAL LEADERSHIP (HCEL)
Providing resources for the HCEL is our number one funding priority. Through this center, all cadets experience formal studies in leadership and are taught to apply those leadership principles in everyday life in the Corps. Juniors and seniors who are not pursuing military commissions further their leadership experience with advanced courses and training to prepare them for civilian careers. We are expanding this career readiness training through additional conferences, mentoring programs and post-graduation research. In 2019, over $110,000 was generously pledged by individual and corporate donors to impact the Hollingsworth Center, including $87,000 toward the Intentional Leadership Conference.
CORPS INTERNATIONAL EXCURSIONS
Over the past 10 years, cadets have enjoyed the opportunity to travel abroad through the Corps Global Leadership Initiatives Program. Corps International Excursions offer short-term study abroad opportunities between the end of the spring semester and the start of summer terms. Currently, three groups of approximately 26 cadets receive an intense international experience while gaining insight into the cultures, languages and geopolitical issues of key nations. These excursions provide opportunities for cadets to interact with peers from host nations, gain an understanding of the important issues facing the world and learn about the impact each nation has on the United States. In 2019, one former cadet made a groundbreaking impact on this program, committing a multi-year sponsorship so that cadets can gain valuable international experience, just like he did during his time at A&M.
LEADERSHIP LEARNING CENTERS (LLCS)
As part of renovations to the Quad over the past several years, 4 Leadership Learning Centers were funded through the generosity of donors and built to create the premier learning/study spaces on the Texas A&M campus. These LLCs, situated between dorms 1-8, provide learning spaces for large groups, small groups, and individuals and offer access to the latest in education technology. Whether participating in tutoring sessions, studying individually or working with class project teams, our cadets benefit tremendously from the best learning environment on campus in the LLCs. It’s no wonder cadets have posted the highest GPAs in Corps history since the construction of the LLCs. Plans are currently underway to develop 2 additional LLCs to be located between dorms 9-11 and 10-12. We encourage donors who want to make a positive impact on the learning environment for the Corps to consider support for these new LLCs.
As our Corps continues to grow, we seek to increase the number of scholarships for cadets. Our goal is to have every academically eligible cadet on a Corps scholarship, especially those with financial need and those who have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities.
Whether you decide to create an endowed Keepers of The Spirit Scholarship, Corps 21 Scholarship, General Rudder Scholarship, or Sul Ross Scholarship, you will truly impact the lives of cadets for generations to come.
Donors who wish to invest in the continued growth and success of the Corps are encouraged to contact our Corps
of Cadets development team:
Mandy Zalmanek ‘20
Business Operations Coordinator
Texas A&M Foundation, Division of Student Affairs
John J. Koldus Building, Suite 111
College Station, TX 77843
CORPS OF CADETS ASSOCIATION
The CCA is a membership-based 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that serves as one of Texas A&M University’s designated five pillars of giving. Membership is open to anyone who wants to support the mission: “To Promote, Preserve, and Perpetuate the Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets.” Complementing individual cadet scholarships provided through the TAMU Foundation, the CCA helps recruit and retain cadets by funding over fifty programs, special units, and events that crosscut the Corps as a whole. In addition to supporting the Corps, member benefits include the Association’s celebrated quarterly publication, The Guidon, monthly e-newsletters, and access to exclusive web-based products.
For more information about the CCA
Jill Kizer Bright '91
Texas Aggie Corps Association
1134 Finefeather Road
Bryan, TX 77803-3823
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