Trisha and Chaz Neely Jr. have endowed a graduate fellowship to support the studies of an outstanding Mays graduate student.

The Neely’s $150,000 gift will be matched by the Herman F. Heep and Minnie Bell Heep Foundation to create the $300,000 Trisha and L.C. “Chaz” Neely, Jr. ’62/Heep Endowed Graduate Fellowship.

“I am so grateful for my experience at Texas A&M and the influences it had on my life. I believe one gives back to the organizations that have such impact, and that’s why we chose to make this gift,” says Chaz Neely, a 1962 Texas A&M graduate.

Neely is the founder and chief executive officer of San Antonio Steel Company (SASCO), a B2B company with products including reinforced steel, barbed wire and agricultural and high tensile fencing. Neely was named 1997 Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young.

This is one more story of how individuals and companies are contributing to the goals of Mays Business School. See how others are joining us in the One Spirit One Vision Campaign.