Foundation Celebrates Record Turnout at Legacy Society Events
Posted April 03, 2017
A record turnout highlighted the 2017 Legacy
Celebration that took place through the Texas A&M Foundation on
Thursday, March 30, and Friday, March 31.
More than 600 people attended the dinner hosted at Hall of
Champions inside Kyle Field.
As the Friday night keynote, Texas A&M Foundation president
Tyson Voelkel highlighted the amazing generosity of Mr. John
Hagler's recent $20 million gift. This gift brought the Texas
A&M Foundation more than halfway to its $4 billion goal, at
Several students also were highlighted at the event, including
Aggie engineers, Aggie astrophysicists, and first-generation
Aggies, who shared with donors their gratitude for scholarships and
On Friday, guests of the Legacy Society also took tours of
various colleges on campus. This year's featured colleges included
the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM),
College of Education, School of Public Health, College
of Engineering, and several others.
Lunch followed the tours at the Thomas G. Hildebrand, DVM '59
Equine Complex, where President Michael K. Young addressed the
group about the success of the campaign at its halfway point, the
Aggie spirit, and mentality of "Leading by Example."
The CVM provided the guests a tour—hosted by Chastity Carrigan,
Bubba Woytek, and Eliana Mijangos—through the college’s high-impact
clinical labs, where guests were treated to a hands-on display of
the equipment, which was designed to meet students’ educational
needs. Dr. Elizabeth Scallan, clinical assistant professor in the
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, led the
The Texas A&M Foundation is a nonprofit organization that
exists for the benefit of Texas A&M University. As the primary
academic fundraising institution for Texas A&M, the foundation
inspires the philanthropy to support this unique American
institution and share in its promising future. The CVM thoroughly
enjoyed hosting the Legacy Society members!
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