THE 12TH MAN FOUNDATION
Supporting championship athletics at Texas A&M since 1950
The 12th Man Foundation's mission is funding scholarships, programs and facilities in support of championship athletics.
Named in honor of Texas A&M's renowned 12th Man tradition.
With close to 400 student-athletes receiving some sort of financial aid, our needs are substantial. Your financial support, whether it be through purchasing season tickets, making an annual donation or committing to a major gift, directly benefits Aggie student-athletes in the classroom and in competition. Your support ensures these young men and women leave Texas A&M prepared for the next step in their lives.
Swipe through to see some of the organization's milestones
The Aggie Club
The Aggie Club, a fundraising support group for Texas A&M Athletics, is established and receives $16,182 in annual donations.
Annual donations to the Aggie Club exceed $100,000 for the first time.
Annual donations to the Aggie Club exceed $1 million for the first time.
12th Man Foundation
The Aggie Club changes its name to the 12th Man Foundation.
12th Man Foundation membership reaches 5,000 for the first time.
Annual donations to the 12th Man Foundation exceed $5 million for the first time.
Major Gift fundraising began in earnest for Texas A&M Athletics in the spring of 2000 with the beginning of the Championship Vision Campaign. The decade-long capital campaign resulted in $150 million in comprehensive capital improvements at facilities across campus for both academic support and nearly all athletic teams.
Annual donations to the 12th Man Foundation exceed $10 million for the first time.
A&M cuts the ribbon for the Bright Football Complex and Nye Academic Center. Built at the south end of Kyle Field at a cost of $27 million, the project included fantastic academic services for student-athletes, as well a sparkling complex to showcase Aggie football.
Annual donations to the 12th Man Foundation exceed $20 million for the first time.
The Cox-McFerrin Center for Aggie Basketball opens. At a price tag of $24 million, the facility showcased 64,000 square feet of practice facilities, office and meeting space, player's lounges, locker rooms and a weight room.
Blue Bell Park opens following a major redevelopment project that constructed a club area, suites, new press box, team locker room, weight room and meeting spaces—all bolstered by $24 million in private donations. Later that year, the Davis Player Development Center opened after donors funded $25 million for a football-only training facility.
Slocum Nutrition Center
The $12 million R.C. Slocum Nutrition Center opens giving student-athletes a much-needed facility to refuel their bodies and meet nutritional and performance goals. Additionally, annual donations to the 12th Man Foundation exceed $30 million for the first time.
Watts Cross Country Course
The Dale Watts '71 Cross Country Course opens as the premier cross country course in the state of Texas.
Kyle Field Redevelopment
The largest stadium renovation in American history is completed when Texas A&M opens redeveloped Kyle Field on September 12. The comprehensive two-year project was made possible by $220 million in private donations, and the final price tag totaled $485 million. The project increased Kyle Field's capacity to 102,733, making it the largest stadium in the SEC.
Roberts Student-Athlete Center
Led by Shannon '86 and Wayne '85 Roberts, donors fund a redevelopment of the Aggie men's basketball locker room and team area.
The new home of Texas A&M softball, Davis Diamond, opened on April 27, 2018. With a total cost of $28.6 million, the beautiful new facility gives the Aggies the sport's elite stadium in all of collegiate athletics.
E.B. Cushing Stadium
After not hosting an outdoor meet on campus in 15 years, the powerhouse Texas A&M Track & Field programs christen their beautiful new outdoor facility, E.B. Cushing Stadium.
In response to the loss of revenue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting capacity restrictions at Kyle Field, nearly 3,500 season ticket holders and donors step forward to donate a combined $11.6 million to support Texas A&M Athletics during its time of need.
Collegiate Council In the fall of 2020
The 12th Man Foundation launches the first Collegiate Council; a hand-picked group of ambitious current students and student-athletes dedicated to enhancing the organization's footprint through ambassadorship and engagement across campus.
Anne S. & Henry B. “Hank” Paup '70 Pavilion
The Anne & Henry B. “Hank” Paup '70 Pavilion officially opens as an expansion of the A&M Student Recreation Center's Natatorium and serves as the new home for the Aggie men's and women's programs. The $8.2 million facility, which broke ground in 2019 and was constructed during the COVID-19 pandemic, was made possible by $6.2 million in contributions from more than 115 donors.
The Centennial Campaign
In April of 2022, the 12th Man Foundation publicly launches the $120 million Centennial Campaign, an ambitious philanthropic fundraising effort inspired by the legacy of E. King Gill and the 100-year anniversary of Texas A&M's iconic 12th Man tradition. Exactly one year later, the 12th Man Foundation proudly announces the successful completion of the campaign thanks to the incredible investment by more than 360 donors who together contributed $122.69 million in support of Texas A&M Athletics.