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Join The E.E. McQuillen '20 Society

Caitlin "Cait" Shields '11 January 3, 2020 9:03 AM updated: January 3, 2020 10:39 AM

All friends and former students of A&M are called to join the new E.E. McQuillen ’20 Society, an innovative Association endeavor that represents a different way for volunteers to help Texas A&M: by giving their time and talent to recruit annual Century Club gifts and make a meaningful difference for the Aggie Network.

McQuillen Society volunteers will be equipped by The Association with all the resources they need to leverage their own networks. To join, call (979) 845-7514 or email

This premier group is named for a man who made a significant impact on all Aggies by dedicating years of his own energy and inspiration: E.E. McQuillen, Class of 1920, was the second head of The Association of Former Students and during his 1926-47 tenure made an incredible difference to countless A&M students and former students. His staff at the beginning was two people, including himself, but he galvanized others into building an incredible network: He encouraged creation of A&M Clubs statewide and outside Texas; he leveraged the fame of the 1942 Muster on Corregidor to inspire hundreds of Muster meetings worldwide; he focused the drive to build a Memorial Student Center; and by inspiring Aggies to give back, he created student loan funds and opportunity scholarships that allowed thousands of Aggies to stay in school during the Depression and after. During the year, there will be specific campaigns and outreach periods in which McQuillen Society volunteers will participate.

Uniting together, McQuillen Society volunteers will:

  • Share with others the reasons why they give and connect former students to The Association.
  • Receive training and support in identifying at least 12 people per year to whom they will personally reach out.
  • Give 2-3 hours for initial training and then 1-2 hours fundraising each month, which includes writing digital thank-you notes.
  • Be current Association donors themselves.
  • Uphold Association standards of courtesy, respect and confidentiality in all dealings, aiming to develop lasting relationships.

As gestures of thanks for their work, volunteers will receive recognitions such as a specially-designed year bar to hang on their Association plaque, a digital badge on their online profile and, based on success, a variety of exclusive opportunities throughout the year. But the main reward will be the strength they add to the Aggie Network.

Email to get involved.

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