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Giving to the Department of Poultry Science
With a rich history dating back to 1910, the Department of Poultry Science has been a leader in poultry management, environmental stewardship, product quality, and safety in the poultry industry. Your generous gift to the department will help ensure that our department continues to set the standard for the State and the nation in the field of poultry sciences.
Ways to Give
There are numerous ways to give through the Texas A&M Foundation that allow you to direct your gift for a specific purpose at Texas A&M University. You can support students, faculty, college programs or student activities with an endowed gift that will provide permanent support, or you can make a non-endowed “pass-through” gift to be used more immediately for a designated purpose.
Department Funding Priorities
Poultry Science Enhancement Fund
The department is committed to engaging stakeholders and society through applied research and educational programming. It has the largest undergraduate and graduate student enrollment of any poultry department in the United States. Data shows there are not enough annual graduates for the industry, but Texas A&M is committed to preparing 40+ poultry science graduates each year. Continued investment in the Department of Poultry Science will ensure the number of educated Aggies making a difference in the industry substantially grows. Investment in the Department of Poultry Science will translate to improved ranking in metrics as the department is propelled to sustained productivity and international and national recognition. Support will allow the department to recruit and retain top-talent faculty to integrate research, teaching and extension efforts.
There will also be development of infrastructure, resources and facilities to support innovative research. Building on a proper foundation of faculty talent, infrastructure and facilities will enable the department to secure a balanced funding portfolio of industry contracts and federal competitive grants with appropriate collaborative relations. These principles will allow for sustained student recruitment and education.
One of the department’s landmarks and most vital resources is the Poultry Science Research, Teaching, and Extension Center. “The Farm” as it is often referred to, is located on campus, less than a mile from the Kleberg Center. It provides excellent facilities for all aspects of the production and processing of poultry, meat, and eggs. It also houses two classrooms and a demonstration pavilion.
The Poultry Science Center at Texas A&M University plays host year round to a multitude of people engaged in all aspects of poultry. Judging and show poultry contests, workshops, and student events are well attended by over 1,000 students, ag teachers, and parents utilizing the facility annually.
Due to the high level of student and user group traffic, and the expanding opportunities to highlight the facility for demonstrations and research, the department is embarking on an initiative to enhance and expand the resources available at the farm. The Poultry Science Center remains a focal point for poultry industry interactions and also serves as a showcase facility for products and equipment. Your interest and support of this project will allow us to continue our tradition of strong poultry science teaching, and research. Suggested methods of giving to Texas A&M include cash gifts, in kind donations, pledges, matching gifts, credit card via the web, securities, and real estate.
How to Give
The Texas A&M Foundation has developed a convenient method for you to help the Poultry Science Department as we strive for excellence. You can now use your credit card to give gifts ($25 to $25,000) directly to our Poultry Science Enhancement Fund which is used to support the Poultry Science Center Enhancement Initiative, student recruiting, and research tools.
- Go to the website http://give.am/SupportPoultryScience (no www in front).
- Fill in the required information and input the amount and type (one-time or reoccurring) of gift.
- A comment box is provided for you to leave any special instructions or comments you may have.
- Fill in your contact information and be sure to check the Employer Gift Matching list for your employer as many companies have generously agreed to match charitable donations of their employees which magnifies your impact.
- Complete your secure online donation by inputting your credit card information and receive confirmation of your gift in Step 4.
- The Texas A&M Foundation will credit your gift to the Poultry Science Enhancement Fund and will mail you a receipt. You have our assurance that your gifts will be used efficiently. Your help will make a difference.
Learn About the Texas A&M Foundation
The Texas A&M Foundation builds a brighter future for Texas A&M University, one relationship at a time.
As a nonprofit and the primary academic fundraising institution for Texas A&M, we aspire to be among the most trusted philanthropies in higher education. Our team works with former students, corporations and other Texas A&M supporters to match their charitable interests with the university’s priorities. Gifts create scholarships, advance faculty endeavors, enhance student programs and fund campus construction, greatly enhancing Texas A&M’s mission to provide the highest quality undergraduate and graduate programs and develop new understandings through research and creativity.
Contact Our Development Team
Our development officers are determined to help you invest in causes you care about. Whether you are considering making your first gift or are already a longtime donor, we’re excited to work with you!
Director of Development