Annual Report

Fiscal Year 2022-2023

July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023

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To Our Donors

I am pleased to highlight the remarkable strides the 12th Man Foundation has made in the world of collegiate athletic development during the 2022-23 fiscal year due to the unwavering generosity of our donors.

One year since its public launch on April 25, 2022, the 12th Man Foundation and Texas A&M Athletics announced the triumphant completion of the $120 million Centennial Campaign. This endeavor garnered tremendous support from our donors, with 380 supporters committing $122.9 million. Their collective contributions not only met but exceeded our ambitious goal, ensuring the sustained success and excellence of Aggie Athletics. The 12th Man Foundation extends a special thank you to lead gift donors April and Jay Graham '92 for their tremendous support in making this undertaking a reality.

In August of 2022, Texas A&M University announced an ambitious project to enhance Kyle Field's status as the nation's premier college football venue with the addition of 23 new suites to the south end of Kyle Field. The response from 12th Man Foundation donors was overwhelming, resulting in the sale of each suite by December of 2022, generating nearly $23 million in capital commitments. This project will add the incremental revenue to the budget of Texas A&M Athletics that is needed to compete at the highest level in the Southeastern Conference.

As reflected in our 2022-23 Annual Report, our donor's adaptability to the shifting landscape of collegiate athletics was evident during the changes in our approach to enhancing the student-athlete experience at Texas A&M. The discontinuation of the 12th Man+ Fund, due to IRS guidelines published in June of 2023, necessitated an adjustment in strategy. The 12th Man Foundation explored new avenues, utilizing unrestricted annual fund contributions to expand our marketing outreach, ensuring that our athletes continue to receive exceptional support on and off the field.

In the 2022-23 fiscal year, the 12th Man Foundation transferred an extraordinary $160.47 million of donor and season ticket dollars to Texas A&M Athletics. This impact echoes through every achievement, every victory and every milestone of Aggie Athletics.

Moving forward, our donors' ongoing loyalty is the cornerstone of our mission to fund scholarships, programs and facilities in support of championship athletics. As innovators in the space of collegiate athletic development, the 12th Man Foundation remains committed to serving our donors as they provide the unparalleled resources needed to enrich the student-athlete experience at Texas A&M.

Gig 'em!

Travis Dabney '96

President & CEO

2022-23 Year in Review

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July 2022

  • July 13: Texas A&M is represented by 108 student-athletes on the 2022 Spring Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll including 34 Men's Track & Field student-athletes.
  • July 14: The 12th Man Foundation honors ardent supporter David Coolidge '87 for his commitment as a lead donor to the Centennial Campaign.
  • July 20: The 12th Man Foundation salutes April and Jay Graham '92 for their historic $25 million lead gift to the Centennial Campaign, the single largest capital commitment ever made in support of Texas A&M Athletics.

August 2022

  • Aug. 4: The 12th Man Foundation honors Wayne Roberts '85 in recognition of his incredible philanthropic contributions to Texas A&M University and lead gift to the Centennial Campaign.
  • Aug. 21: Sam Bennett wins the 2022 U.S. Amateur Championship.
  • Aug. 25: A record number of nearly 37,000 sports passes are purchased by Texas A&M students ensuring the nation's largest student section will be sold out for the 2022 season.
  • Aug. 26: To strengthen Kyle Field's position as the country's premier college football venue, Texas A&M University officials announce a construction project that will feature the addition of 23 new suites to the south end of Kyle Field.

September 2022

  • Sep. 2: Nine of Texas A&M's most distinguished athletes are inducted into the Texas A&M Athletics Hall of Fame: Triin Aljand '09 (Women's Swimming & Diving), Gary Blair (Women's Basketball), Mike Evans '14 (Football), Luke Joeckel '14 (Football), Bernard King '03 (Men's Basketball), Johnny Manziel '14 (Football), Chuck McGuire '64 (Baseball), Matt Rose '04 (Men's Swimming & Diving) and Mike Scanlin '86 (Baseball).
  • Sep. 9: The MVP Gold Director of Athletics Reception is held in the Kyle Field Press Box.
  • Sep. 17: The 24th-ranked Texas A&M football team upset No. 13 Miami, 17-9, in front of a sold-out stadium of 107,245 fans, the third-largest crowd in Kyle Field history.

October 2022

  • Oct. 12: 12th Man Foundation Student Members enjoy an exclusive event and facility tour at Blue Bell Park with Head Coach Jim Schlossnagle and Director of Player and Program Development Chuck Box.
  • Oct. 28: The Aggie Women's Basketball coaching staff attends a 12th Man Foundation donor event. Head Coach Joni Taylor speaks and provides insight into the upcoming season.

November 2022

  • Nov. 5: Becky '76 and Monty '77 Davis are recognized at Kyle Field as recipients of the 2022 E. King Gill Award.
  • Nov 15: Texas A&M Athletics achieves an 86% Graduation Success rate, which is the highest in the department's history.
  • Nov. 18: The Eppright Distinguished Donor Dinner is held at the Ford Hall of Champions.
  • Nov. 26: Texas A&M Football caps the 2022 season with an impressive 38-23 win over No. 6 LSU at Kyle Field.

December 2022

  • Dec 15: 34 student-athletes earn their degree during the fall graduation ceremony.
  • Dec 16: Jamie Morrison is named Head Coach of Texas A&M Volleyball.

January 2023

  • Jan 18: A crowd of 12,126 packs Reed Arena to watch Aggie Men's Basketball win 54-52 over the Florida Gators. At halftime, the 12th Man Foundation presents a check to Texas A&M Athletics to celebrate the $91 million in support provided by donors and ticket buyers for the 2021-22 academic year.
  • Jan 20: The 1922 Fund and John David Crow Legacy Society Dinner is held at the Ford Hall of Champions.

February 2023

  • Feb 9: Texas A&M was represented by 66 student-athletes on the 2022 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll.
  • Feb 15: Baylor Nelson wins men's 200 IM at SEC Swimming and Diving Championships.
  • Feb 17: Gary Blair is named a finalist for the 2023 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame class.
  • Feb. 21: Aggie Men's Basketball upsets No. 11 Tennessee in front of a sellout crowd of 12,989 at Reed Arena.

March 2023

  • March 4: Emiley Kennedy pitches a seven-inning no hitter leading Aggie softball to a win over Baylor.
  • March 4: Aggie Men's Basketball records its highest ranked win in school history with a 67-61 upset of No. 2 Alabama at Reed Arena.
  • March 2: Aggie Women's Basketball reaches the SEC Tournament quarter finals with a 79-72 win over Mississippi State, despite being the lowest seeded team.
  • March 25: Aggie student-athletes participate in the Big Event to give back to the B/CS community.
  • March 31: Head Volleyball Coach Jamie Morrison and Associate Head Coach Jen Woods speak at an MVP Donor Speaker Series event to share their vision for the volleyball program.

April 2023

  • April 9: Sam Bennett earns the Silver Cup as the low amateur at The Masters Tournament. Bennett became the first amateur to finish in the top 20 at The Masters since 2005.
  • April 13: Champions Council Weekend 2023 kicks off with a dinner and program at the Ice House on Main in Bryan, Texas.
  • April 14: Women's Tennis secures back-to-back SEC titles.
  • April 16: The Texas A&M Women's Golf team wins SEC Championship.
  • April 25: One year from the day of its public launch, the 12th Man Foundation and Texas A&M Athletics proudly announce the successful completion of the $120 million Centennial Campaign.

May 2023

  • May 11: Texas A&M legends Edd Hargett and Fred McClure are inducted in the prestigious Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame for their contributions to the iconic New Year's Day bowl game.
  • May 19: Volleyball earns a 3.42 GPA which is the highest in program history.
  • May 19: Texas A&M Track & Field's Lamara Distin wins her 4th straight SEC high jump title.
  • May 23: Aggie Women's Golf reaches semifinals in NCAA match play for the best season in program history.

June 2023

  • June 13: Aggie Football season ticket holders continue their unwavering commitment to Texas A&M Athletics with 93 percent renewing their season tickets through the 12th Man Foundation for the 2023 season.
  • June 22: The 12th Man Foundation hosts final Summer Meeting in Bastrop.
  • June 23: Texas A&M Football letterman and longtime assistant coach Terry Price passes away.
  • June 30: Texas A&M represented by a school record 84 student-athletes on the 2022-23 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Our Donors

Fund Championship Athletics

During the 2022-23 fiscal year, the 12th Man Foundation transferred $160.47 Million in essential funds to operate the athletics department at a championship level.

This transfer included significant capital dollars raised through the Centennial Campaign to build state-of-the-art athletic facilities.

12th Man Foundation donors and ticket buyers provide nearly half of Texas A&M Athletics' operating budget.

Texas A&M Athletics Revenue Sources

“In terms of support, the fan base that we have with the 12th Man is the best in the country. There is nothing like it.”

Max Wright '22

Aggie Football Tight End

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Our Donors

Fund Scholarships

Aggie Athletics features more than 600 student-athletes across 20 sports, with approximately 80 percent receiving financial aid from the athletics department to attend Texas A&M University.

Average Annual Cost of a Student-Athlete Scholarship


On average, it costs Texas A&M Athletics $54,732 per year to fund one in-state student-athlete scholarship. For out-of-state student-athletes, that cost increases to $84,016.

Percentages in the chart above are based on the average annual in-state student-athlete scholarship cost.

Total Annual Scholarship Costs for FY22-23



Aggie student-athletes continued to raise the bar in the classroom during the 2022-23 academic year, setting a school record 86% Graduation Success Rate in December.

“There are a lot of reasons to give to different things, but I can't think of anything better than giving a student-athlete an opportunity to come to Texas A&M, get an education and carry on the traditions.”

Joan & Jeff Bott '65

1922 Fund Donors

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The 1922 Fund represents the 12th Man Foundation's desire to permanently endow scholarships for all Aggie student-athletes.

Donors have pledged more than $18.5 million in support of student-athlete scholarship endowments to the 1922 Fund since its inception in 2015.

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Revenue and Other Support



Pledges and Contributions

These revenue sources help fund scholarships, programs and facilities in support of championship athletics at Texas A&M.

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Annual Donations

Season Ticket Contributions and Philanthropic Gifts



Annual donations to the 12th Man Foundation include philanthropic gifts as well as contributions tied to season ticket purchases.

Annual contributions make it possible for Texas A&M Athletics to support Aggie student-athletes with vital resources such as academic support, athletic training, sports medicine, mental health services, world-class facilities and elite coaches.

Annual Giving by the Numbers

Active Members

The 12th Man Foundation had 17,260 members in calendar year 2022 which included 2,437 student members and 604 young alumni members.

Football Season Ticket Holders

Non-Football Season Ticket Holders

Football season ticket holders accounted for 53 percent of the 12th Man Foundation's 17,260 active members in 2022.

Members with an Annual Philanthropic Contribution

Of the 7,796 members who went above and beyond in their support of Texas A&M Athletics by making an annual philanthropic gift in 2022, 82 percent were non-football season ticket holders.

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Major Gifts

Capital Gifts and Endowments

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Capital Gifts




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Major gifts create a legacy between donors and Texas A&M Athletics while supporting capital projects, scholarships and specific programs.

One year from the day of its public launch, the 12th Man Foundation and Texas A&M Athletics proudly announced the successful completion of the $120 million Centennial Campaign thanks to the generous support of 12th Man Foundation donors.

Named in recognition of the 100-year anniversary of Texas A&M's iconic 12th Man tradition, the Centennial Campaign is transforming the area south of Kyle Field into the Graham Athletic Complex and funding the construction of the Adam C. Sinn '00 Academic and Wellness Center, Coolidge Football Performance Center and the R.A. "Murray" Fasken '38 Indoor Track as well as the redevelopment of the Bright-Slocum Center for Texas A&M Football.

Campaign Results




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12th Man+

During the 2022-23 fiscal year, the 12th Man Foundation felt called to adapt to the evolving landscape of collegiate athletic development and pioneer a new avenue of support for Texas A&M Athletics.

As a result, the 12th Man+ Fund was launched in February of 2023 to further the organization's mission while enhancing the student-athlete experience at Texas A&M through name, image and likeness (NIL) opportunities.

The cause generated a significant amount of support with over 420 donors collectively committing $5.5 million to the 12th Man+ Fund, of which $3.9 million was receipted cash.


12th Man Foundation Donors



Total committed to 12th Man+

($3.9 million receipted cash)

Our dedicated staff carefully monitored the industry's changes and ultimately had to pivot all 12th Man+ efforts in response to the IRS GLAM issued in June 2023. While the 12th Man Foundation had to terminate the 12th Man+ Fund, the organization proved its adaptability by personally contacting every 12th Man+ donor and providing them the option to redirect their contribution to either the unrestricted Annual Fund, another restricted fund of their choice, or receive a refund.

The donor response was overwhelmingly positive with 91% of cash gifts converted to the Annual Fund, 8% of cash gifts converted to other restricted funds and 1% refunded.

Post the conclusion of the 2023 fiscal year, the 12th Man Foundation has expanded its marketing outreach using unrestricted Annual Fund contributions and has engaged various marketing agencies to further its mission through advertising and sponsorship arrangements, including the acquisition of Aggie student-athlete talent to help promote the organization.

Supporters who contribute to the Annual Fund receive 12th Man Foundation membership benefits including priority points and a tax receipt. These contributions, which may not be directed by supporters to specific areas, have always supported the organization's marketing efforts.

South Suites

On August 26, 2022, Texas A&M University officials announced a construction project to add 23 new suites to the south end of Kyle Field to strengthen the stadium's position as the country's premier college football venue. The 12th Man Foundation began a process to sell the suites in October, and by December, each new South Suite was sold resulting in nearly $23 million in capital commitments. On Sept. 2, 2023, suite holders were welcomed into their new South Suite for Texas A&M's season opener against New Mexico.

Capital Commitments



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Fans in their suites

Official Ticket Provider

For Texas A&M Athletics

Thanks to loyal Texas A&M ticket buyers, the 12th Man Foundation receipted and transferred $45.92 million in ticket revenue to Aggie Athletics.

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Ticket Revenue

Ticket sales through the 12th Man Foundation are a vital part of Texas A&M Athletics' budget.

Aggie season ticket holders help make it possible for Kyle Field to feature the largest and best student section in all of college athletics.

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The 12th Man Foundation takes pride in providing innovative ticketing options to meet every Aggie fan's needs.

Read About Unique Ticketing Options with Flex Packs and Gig 'em Passes

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Program Services and Operating Expenditures



Program Services, Fundraising and General & Administrative Expenses

Program Services accounts for 91% of the 12th Man Foundation's annual expenditures, which represents transfers to or on behalf of Texas A&M Athletics as well as costs associated with ticket operations and donor programs in direct support of the Foundation's mission as detailed below.

Other foundation operating expenditures, including fundraising and general & administrative costs, accounts for 9% of the 12th Man Foundation's annual expenditures.

$17.37 Million
Bond Payments

$27.34 Million
Annual Operating Support

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$69.83 Million
Capital & Endowments

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$2.96 Million
Ticket Operations

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$1.83 Million
Donor Programs

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Outstanding Obligations

The 12th Man Foundation has more than $533 million in outstanding commitments to Texas A&M Athletics for facilities and ongoing program needs.

This includes more than $323 million due in undiscounted principal and interest for the historic redevelopment of Kyle Field.

Thank you to every 12th Man Foundation donor and season ticket holder for your support of Texas A&M Athletics!