Estate and Gift Planning

Create your lasting legacy

Whether your passions are the arts, athletics, research, healthcare, or molding the minds of our future leaders, an estate gift to Texas State University can help create your legacy while preserving what you love. What's your passion?
Betty Costley-Oyervides

Giving Back is the Best

Retired teacher Betty Costley-Oyervides remembers the challenges she faced, now she wants to help other women succeed.
Richard Garcia

A Very Special Agent

Richard Garcia enjoyed an action-packed career in law enforcement. Today, his endowment puts veterans and first-generation students on the fight path.
Patrick Stolle

An Entrepreneurial Life

Entrepreneur's passion leads to the creation of scholarships for like-minded Bobcats.
Vince McElligott

Senior Philanthropic Advisor

Texas State partners with Advancement Solutions, a nationally recognized leader in gift planning and values-based estate planning to offer complimentary estate planning services to the Bobcat community. Vince McElligott, FCEP, Senior Philanthropic Advisor of Advancement Solutions and Executive Vice President of Thompson & Associates, specializes in helping individuals create charitable estate plans that support the people and organizations that they love.

A Gift For You

The complimentary estate and gift planning service is our gift to you and is designed to help you explore and achieve your personal, financial, and philanthropic goals.

Let Your Legacy Live On

Marcellus Alexander, established leader in broadcast media and Texas State alumnus talks about the estate planning process, the importance of identifying what is truly valuable to you and your family, and how rewarding the experience was --even through a zoom meeting with Texas State‚Äôs estate planning partner, Thompson & Associates.

"Any alumni would benefit from having an estate planning conversation."

--Marcellus Alexander, '73

Maximize Your Impact

There are many ways you can maximize your support for Texas State while ensuring that personal and family needs are met.
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Gifts That Pay Income

Some planned gifts allow you to support Texas State while also generating income. These gifts provide dependable income and tax savings with their support.

Other Ways To Give

There are several other options available to help you meet personal and philanthropic goals.
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What is your Passion?

Leslie Fossler

Leslie Fossler

In planning her estate, Fossler made an impact on the future of design education by establishing the first endowed scholarship for interior design students.
Bob and Tina Strauss

Bob and Tina Strauss

The Strausses made estate gifts to Texas State, with two significant wishes in mind -to spur entrepreneurship and successfully train special education teachers.

Start planning your legacy

To learn more about Estate and Gift Planning, please contact Dr. Dan Perry in the Office of Development at or call 512.245.4055.