Caitlin "Cait" Shields '11 December 11, 2019 2:27 PM updated: January 15, 2020 2:07 PM
On behalf of all of us at The Association of Former Students, thank you for making a difference for the Aggie Network and helping us surpass our goal on Pass It Back Day.
Pass It Back Day is The Association's annual day of giving, a 24-hour period to show the amazing power of the Aggie Network, to celebrate everything that it means to be an Aggie, and to remember that our experiences were made possible by former students who went before us, providing leadership and financial support so that we could experience Aggieland to its fullest.
The goal for Pass It Back Day 2019 was to reach gifts from 1,876 donors, a number selected in honor of the year that Texas A&M opened its doors, in a 24-hour period. After counting and counting again, the final tally showed that dedicated Aggies more than doubled that goal, making 4,205 gifts on Nov. 19, totaling $415,804.43 for the benefit of Aggies everywhere.
Allison Seibert '11, director of annual giving said: "We are continually amazed by the generosity of the Aggie Network. Because of your gift on Pass It Back Day, The Association will have the resources to provide support for Texas A&M and Texas Aggies through scholarships, student organization funding, faculty/staff awards, and much more. Thank you to the Aggie Network for stepping up to make a difference in the lives of thousands of Aggies!"
For the first time this year, a number of challenges offered matching funds, generously provided by our Board of Directors, to even further increase the impact of Aggies' gifts.
All Pass It Back Day gifts, as well as all other gifts made to The Association, count toward Texas A&M's $4 billion comprehensive campaign, which is the largest fundraising endeavor ever undertaken in Texas. The Lead by Example campaign is a joint effort of Texas A&M University, the Texas A&M Foundation, the 12th Man Foundation, The Association of Former Students and the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation.
The Association of Former Students is proud to support programs, provide resources and cultivate experiences for the Aggie Network. To make your 2019 gift, visit tx.ag/Give.