Tarleton State University Foundation, Inc.
Tarleton State University Foundation, Inc. is a public non-profit organization established to provide financial assistance to Tarleton State University primarily from earnings on endowed funds, gifts, or property. The Foundation acts independently of the University and the Texas A&M University System solely for the benefit of Tarleton State University.
Yes, as permissible by law.
- ACH Drafts
- Publicly held securities or stock
- Tangible Personal Property
- Real estate
- Deferred gifts: Bequests, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Gift of Life Insurance, Charitable Gift Annuities
The Foundation office is located on campus of Tarleton State University Stephenville in suite 131 of the Tarleton Administration Building. The Tarleton Administration Building can be seen on the interactive map.
An endowment may be established with a $10,000 minimum donation. An administrator for the Foundation will meet with the donor to establish criteria upon which the endowment is administered. An agreement will be signed by both the donor and the president of the Foundation, outlining the purpose and criteria for the endowment. All endowments must be invested for a minimum of one year before distributions from that endowment are made.
Endowments can be used for any purpose that supports the mission of the Foundation. Some of the endowments the Foundation administers are designated for book support, scholarships, faculty awards, professorships, and departmental support. Endowment distributions will be determined annually consistent with the goals of preserving the endowment nature and purchasing power of the funds on a long term basis so that your gift will grow and be beneficial for years to come. All of the endowments support Tarleton State University or the Foundation.
Absolutely! Options include supporting a one-time scholarship, giving to a department, supporting a University activity, and providing support to the Foundation to continue its support of Tarleton State University.
Currently, there is no fee associated with creating an endowment, but an annual management fee of .75% is assessed for the administration of the endowment.
No. The Foundation Board of Directors is a volunteer board. It consists of 11-15 experienced individuals who are dedicated to promoting Tarleton State University and its students. An Executive Committee has the immediate charge, management, and control of activities and operations of the Foundation.
The Foundation manages, invests, and distributes all funds in the trust estate of the Foundation for the furtherance of educational purposes at Tarleton including book support, scholarships, faculty awards, professorships, departmental support, and any other activities permissible under the laws of the state of Texas. Currently, funds are invested and managed through HighGround Trust Company. For more information, please visit: http://www.highgroundadvisors.org
Yes. Endowment reports are distributed to the donors of the funds annually. The Foundation makes every effort to provide these reports by December 1st of each year.
Yes. The Foundation is audited annually by independent certified public accountants that are members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Tarleton State University Foundation, Inc. is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization existing solely to support the mission and goals of the University. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent permissible by law.