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Donor Spotlight

An Opportunity For Philanthropy

Sam Houston State University students studying Administration of Kinesiology & Sport with Associate Professor Brent Estes learned the art of fundraising first-hand this past fall semester. Tasked with organizing, marketing, and executing a fundraising event for a charitable cause of their choosing, the class raised $16,523.64 for 24 charities.

by Hannah Crandall

Bearkat Tradition Supports Community Need

Adhering to the university motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” the Department of Student Activities donated 5,000 canned goods to the Good Shepherd Mission of Huntsville on Dec. 2.

by Hannah Crandall

Supporting First-Gen Students

Jennie and Glendon M. “Buddy” Hollis' gift ensures that others are able to pursue their dreams and goals, just as they and their children have. It also helps continue the growth of creating and supporting future educators.

by Emily Binetti

How Planned Giving Honors My Son

In honor of his memory and to give encouragement and assistance to other young people, his family established the Patrick Neal O’Bryant Scholarship Endowment

by Emily Binetti

Giving Back Through Education

Alumnus Scott McMillan (’05) attributes much of his professional success to he strong work ethic his parents modeled and instilled in him.

by Emily Binetti

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