Texas A&M Athletics is 100% self-supporting, so all private gifts contribute directly to the needs of our student-athletes, coaches and staff. The Athletics Department receives no funding from the State of Texas. Gifts to the 12th Man Foundation are used to fund A&M Athletics' needs. The Foundation provides a venue through which loyal former students, fans and friends can give financial support to the Athletics Department and receive tax benefits as allowed by the IRS. Private support enables A&M Athletics to increase its standing, in both athletics and academics, over competing universities beyond what can be accomplished with annual revenue from ticket sales, media rights and other licensing agreements.
• Contributions to the 12th Man Foundation benefit Aggie student-athletes in every sports program through scholarships, construction and maintenance of facilities and programs that enhance academic, athletic and life skills.