Benefactor 2020: Strategic Philanthropy


At the time of publishing this edition of Benefactor, the world is still navigating the unprecedented events of 2020. We are working diligently to reopen Mays Business School and return to in-person and hybrid classes this Fall, and we are simultaneously budgeting for the next two fiscal years in the midst of uncertainty with regard to the economy.Dr. Eli Jones, Dean of Mays Business School

In an effort to utilize finances well, this magazine will likely find you digitally before it does on paper. This effort is to ensure timely communications while reducing expenses. Regardless of the format, we are still so pleased to update you on the many positive outcomes stemming from your investments in our faculty and students, as we continue implementing our strategic plan.

Money magazine recently ranked Mays Business School in the Top 10 nationally of all public business schools (#8). Part of the ranking is based on Former Students opening doors to current students. You are making a positive impact, and, candidly, we could not accomplish many of the things we are doing without you. As we continue to say, your investments are the margin of excellence. We are sincerely grateful for your impact on our school – however large or small it seems.

At Mays Business School, students not only learn how to be lifelong learners with the vision to advance the world’s prosperity, they also learn how to be good stewards of their resources, too. Mays faculty produce and publish impactful research that is providing thought leadership, and our faculty and staff deliver best-in-class teaching and learning, which is instrumental in developing the next generation of business leaders. This would not be possible without the gracious help of generous Benefactors. By investing in our vision and mission at Mays, you are making a difference while being role models to the next generation.

We would love for you to share your thoughts, comments, and feedback on this issue of Benefactor with #MaysBenefactor in your social media channel of choice. Please enjoy reading about the individuals represented in this publication who represent the values, beliefs, and impact of so many of you. Thanks, and Gig em!

Eli Jones, Ph.D. 82
Dean and Professor of Marketing

Kyle Gammenthaler

Strategic Philanthropy Course Lecturer

Kyle Gammenthaler ’11 learned many lessons about the importance of generosity throughout his time at Texas A&M. Now a lecturer at Mays Business School, Gammenthaler is a leader in encouraging Aggies to think and act more deeply about philanthropy, stewardship, and selfless service

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