OUR ORGANIZATION

Who we are


OUR MISSION

Named in honor of Texas A&M's renowned 12th Man tradition, the 12th Man Foundation's mission is to enhance Texas A&M's athletic success by funding scholarships, programs and facilities in support of championship athletics.


Your financial support, whether it be through purchasing season tickets, making an annual donation or committing to a major gift, directly benefits A&M's student-athletes in the classroom and in competition.

With over 450 student-athletes receiving some sort of financial aid, our needs are substantial. In addition to receiving championship-level playing opportunities at A&M, the athletics department is also dedicated to providing student-athletes with premier academic opportunities and preparation for life after competition. Your support ensures these young men and women leave Texas A&M prepared for the next step in their lives.

Our History


  1. The Aggie Club

    1950

    The Aggie Club, a fundraising support group for Texas A&M Athletics, is established and receives $16,182 in annual donations.

  2. $100,000

    1966

    Annual donations to the Aggie Club exceed $100,000 for the first time.

  3. $1 million

    1977

    Annual donations to the Aggie Club exceed $1 million for the first time.

  4. 12th Man Foundation

    1988

    The Aggie Club changes its name to the 12th Man Foundation.

  5. 5,000 Members

    1990

    12th Man Foundation membership reaches 5,000 for the first time.

  6. $5 million

    1996

    Annual donations to the 12th Man Foundation exceed $5 million for the first time.

  7. Championship Vision

    2000

    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.

  8. $10 million

    2001

    Annual donations to the 12th Man Foundation exceed $10 million for the first time.

  9. Bright Day

    2003

    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.

  10. Hoops Heaven

    2006

    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.

  11. $20 million

    2007

    Annual donations to the 12th Man Foundation exceed $20 million for the first time.

  12. Track Town

    2009

    Located adjacent to the McFerrin Athletic Center, the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium opens in time to host the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships that March. With a capacity of more than 4,000, the track eventually lands multiple national and conference meets.

  13. State-of-the-Art Facilities

    2012

    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.

  14. Slocum Nutrition Center

    2013

    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.

  15. Watts Cross Country Course

    2014

    The Dale Watts '71 Cross Country Course opens as the premier cross country course in the state of Texas.

  16. Kyle Field Redevelopment

    2015

    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.

  17. Roberts Student-Athlete Center

    2017

    Text: Led by Shannon ‘86 and Wayne ‘85 Roberts, donors fund a redevelopment of the Aggie men’s basketball locker room and team area.

  18. Davis Diamond

    2018

    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.

  19. New Homes

    2018

    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.