Javelina day of giving raises more than $200,000 for university

by Elaine Barnes, Office of Alumni Services & Giving


September 16, 2020 (Kingsville, TX)The Texas A&M University-Kingsville Foundation hosted its inaugural Javelina Day of Giving on Sept. 15, 2020. The one-day fundraising event drew participation from nearly 1,000 students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the university. Over 900 gifts were received, totaling $200,715 in support of Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

Throughout the day, gifts flooded in from 30 states across the country. Alumni giving spanned a total of 75 class years – the oldest class gift reported from a member of the Class of 1950 and the youngest belonging to a student expected to graduate in 2025.

“We all know there is tremendous pride among the Javelina community, but the response to our first Day of Giving was almost overwhelming,” stated Brad Walker, Texas A&M University-Kingsville Foundation CEO. “It was humbling to see the support coming in from all over the country, and a great feeling to know the impact these gifts have on our programs and the lives of our students.”

Every college within Texas A&M University-Kingsville was represented in the campaign, with over 13 campus initiatives impacted by the generosity of donors. Standout gifts from the campaign included nearly $75,000 given toward Javelina Athletics and a gift of $25,000 from Dr. J. Talmer Peacock and Doris L. Peacock establishing the Amy Lawrence Graduate Scholarship in English.

By donating to the Javelina Day of Giving, our donors have impacted the lives of countless students of Texas A&M-Kingsville, providing them the necessary opportunities for success. Thank you for your dedicated support to our university and students!

Didn’t have the chance to participate in the Javelina Day of Giving? Whether it be time or talent, there are many ways you can give back! Visit us at www.javelinagiving.org/give to learn how you can impact the lives of Javelinas or to make a gift to your passion at Texas A&M-Kingsville. Be sure to mark your calendars for Sept. 15, 2021, to join us for next year’s event!