Parents' Council

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Parents’ Council?

The Parents’ Council is an annual fund drive involving parents and grandparents of current and past students. Running from September 1-August 31 each year, the Parents' Fund is a significant part of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi's Annual Fund, a yearly fundraising effort designed to enhance the University's annual operating budget and to support additional student opportunities. Last year, annual giving from alumni, parents, and friends totaled over $500,000. The Parents' Fund portion exceeded $100,000 toward student extracurricular activities.

Why do parents, who may already be helping to pay their student's tuition at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, give to the Parents’ Council?

There are compelling and persuasive reasons why parents contribute to the University's operating budget over and above the costs of tuition and board. When we inquired with parents as to why THEY chose to become a part of the Parents' Council, some of their reasons include:

  1. To support the out-of-classroom experiences that give students real-world preparation and job skills.
  2. So that all students have the opportunity to attend professional conferences and research presentations that bolster their resumes.
  3. Because I love my student and want them to have the best college experience ever!
  4. To provide opportunities to students that would not otherwise be possible.

How can I make a contribution?

Gifts or Pledges
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi welcomes both outright gifts of cash or securities and pledges. Pledges must be paid in full by the end of the fiscal year (August 31). Mastercard, Visa, and Discover are accepted. If you would like to join the Parents’ Council, please click here to download our membership form.

Gifts of Stock
Many donors make their gifts to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the form of securities. Donor benefits for making a gift of an appreciated stock to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi are many. If this is your preferred giving method, contact our office directly at 361.825.3320 for more information.

Employer Matching Gifts
Over 1,000 companies match philanthropic gifts. Donors can enhance and even double their own contributions to the Parents' Council by obtaining matching gift forms from their personnel offices.

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