President, Texas State University
Dear Friends,

Thanks to the generosity and support of our donors, Texas State continues to achieve extraordinary success in its fundraising efforts. Once again, we have completed another milestone year.

In fiscal year 2016, which ran from September 1, 2015, through August 31, 2016, we added a total of $26,446,929 in philanthropic support. Our growth in endowments for scholarships, faculty positions, and new programs has been outstanding. These gifts are essential to our ability to attract and retain the best and brightest students and faculty, and enable us to expand and improve our academic programs and research activities.

Our accomplishments are far from coincidental – they are the direct result of a deliberative planning process and a lot of hard work from every corner of the university. We believe we are moving methodically to create and enhance opportunities that give our students access to careers that will make them an important part of Texas’ future.

We are greatly appreciative of our donors’ commitment to making Texas State a world-class institution.

Sincerely, Denise M. Trauth

A Record Year of Support

Gifts to Texas State University make a very real impact on students and faculty, and open the door to new opportunities for learning and groundbreaking research. Our donors make it possible for us to continue on our path to becoming a top-notch research university.

Fundraising Summary


Amount donated to Texas State University in fiscal year 2016
$16,817,063 FACULTY & PROGRAM SUPPORT 63.6%
$3,601,399 RESEARCH ACTIVITIES 13.6%

endowments shape the future

Our endowments support a wide range of essential scholarships and fellowships, professorships and chairs, research and development funds for academic programs, student-athlete scholarships, and support for student organizations.

university endowments

Texas State University has three endowments that support the mission of the university.

university general
endowment fund
mccoy college of
business foundation
As of August 31, 2016, the three endowments had a total value of



gifts to existing endowments


gifts to establish new endowments


total endowment giving in fiscal year 2016
$400 Million Goal $69,071,760 $61,017,150 $34,660,578 by 2026 $164,749,488 of Development Foundation Endowment University Endowment McCoy College of Business Foundation Endowment

fy 2016 by the numbers




Total number of endowments at the end of FY 2016

points of pride 2016

Texas State’s record year of support was marked by a series of highlights that helped the rising star of Texas shine even brighter.

> $2 MILLION for 2 new degrees $1.1 MILLION in scholarships

St. David’s Foundation Continues
Support of School of Nursing

St. David’s Foundation donated more than $3.1 million to Texas State in support of the St. David’s School of Nursing at the university’s Round Rock Campus. The gift consists of more than $2 million to develop two new tracks to our master of science in nursing degrees — a major in Nursing Health Care Leadership and a major in Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. In addition, the second part of the gift provides $110,000 per year over 10 years for graduate nursing scholarships. That part of the gift is eligible for a 50 percent match — $550,000 — under the Texas Research Incentive Program (TRIP). Prior to the current gift, Texas State has received more than $13 million in gifts from St. David’s Foundation.

$12.1 MILLION Ingram Hall

New Engineering Building Named for
Heroes Drs. Bruce and Gloria Ingram

In November, the Board of Regents approved the naming of the new engineering and science building in honor of Bruce and Gloria Ingram. The couple’s 2015 gift of $5 million supported the construction of research facilities and equipment for the building, which is scheduled for completion in 2018. The Ingrams’ $5 million gift is eligible for a 100 percent matching TRIP grant, thereby doubling the gift’s value to $10 million. In addition, Ingram Readymix, a company started by Bruce and Gloria Ingram in 1957, has given an in-kind gift of $2.1 million worth of concrete to help construct the building.
Over the years, the Ingrams have given more than $16 million to Texas State, which includes endowments for faculty and scholarships for students. The Ingram School of Engineering bears their name.

> $1 MILLION for the Wittliff Collections

Star-studded Lonesome Dove Reunion
Benefits Wittliff Collections

Texas State was host to the Lonesome Dove Reunion and Trail in Fort Worth, a series of events and exhibitions that celebrated the beloved miniseries. Bill Wittliff, who with his wife Sally founded our renowned Wittliff Collections in 1986, was co-executive producer and screenwriter for the miniseries and a principal in the activities associated with the reunion and trail. The signature event — a sold-out gala featuring the cast and crew, with both silent and live auctions — was a huge success. The net proceeds from the event exceeded $1 million and will support new acquisitions for the Wittliff Collections.

$1 MILLION for scholarships

Diepenhorsts Create Matching Fund to
Endow Athletic Scholarships

San Antonio alumnus Dan Diepenhorst and his late wife, Cindee, gave a $1 million gift that will be used to match other philanthropic support for endowed athletic scholarships. Gifts ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 will be matched through the Diepenhorst donation. The goal is to encourage other passionate Texas State alumni to give, increasing the overall athletics scholarship endowment by $2 million. The gift makes the Diepenhorsts among our newest Heroes. The Board of Regents authorized the university’s request to name the Dan and Cindee Diepenhorst Champions Club Level at Bobcat Stadium in their honor. In addition to the Diepenhorsts and Drs. Bruce and Gloria Ingram, other gifts of more than $1 million in the past fiscal year were made by Drs. Jerry D. and Linda Gregg Fields, Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. and Lela Grogan, Mr. and Mrs. William T. and Loma Hobson, and Mr. Ron L. Mitchell.

>$5 MILLION in support over 8 years

NXP Establishes Embedded Solutions Laboratory

In September 2015, we celebrated a longstanding relationship with our partner and Texas State Hero NXP (formerly Freescale Semiconductor Inc.) and named one of our engineering labs the NXP Embedded Solutions Laboratory. In 2008, NXP gave the university equipment used to manufacture semiconductors and was a strong supporter a few years later when the university was establishing STAR Park. In 2015, the company committed $380,000 in scholarships, programming, and in- kind equipment to support engineering research activities. NXP also was one of the corporate partners for the student research teams that participated in Texas State’s Innovation Lab at the 2016 SXSW Interactive Festival. Overall, NXP has donated over $5 million to Texas State.

678 endowed scholarships, chairs, professorships and programs

Endowment Luncheon Celebrates Donors
and Students

We honored many of our donors who made endowment gifts at a first-of-its-kind appreciation luncheon in April. Donors were able to meet the students and faculty who have directly benefitted from their generosity. In all, the university now has a total of 678 endowed scholarships, chairs, professorships, and programs.

the impact of philanthropy

Scholarships are critically important to our students’ ability to achieve their dreams. With the support of alumni and friends, Texas State University has continued to build a meaningful foundation of assistance for our students.

Thanks to our generous donors, our 2015-2016 student-based impact was remarkable.
$2.7 Million in scholarships were distributed to more than 800 Students
21 New scholarship endowments were established

endowments fund faculty
research and excellence

Endowments foster academic research and intellectual exploration and provide reliable funds for critical resources, equipment, and operations. They also enable the university to support excellence in teaching and research.

Our collective professorship and program endowments position the university to attract and retain top-notch faculty.
More than $36.6 Million in endowed professorships and chairs
More than $33.5 Million in program support endowments

your gift matters

The philanthropic leadership of our donors is essential to Texas State’s continued growth and excellence. Our donors not only ensure the future success of the university — they transform lives. We thank them for their support.


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