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Mission Statement

To serve ݮƵ State University’s students, faculty & staff through a commitment to philanthropy.

Vision Statement

By intentionally connecting passionate investors with a large, diverse and growing college campus, ݮƵ State University is poised to shape the next generation of servant-leaders and to become the pre-eminent philanthropic fundraising institution at the national university level.

Spotlight

Institutional Advancement Team

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Tony Vidmar

Vice ݮƵ for Institutional Advancement & the Executive Director for the ݮƵ State University Foundation

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Sonia Rosenbalm

Executive Assistant

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Bobby Waddell

Executive Director of Development

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Sara Hanson

Director of Donor Relations

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Janice Horak

Executive Director of Development – University Arts & Culture, Planned Giving Specialist

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Connie McCormick

Administrative Coordinator

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Dawn Prejean

Director of Development – College of Health Sciences

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Jessica Richmond

Director of Development – College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

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Mike Skaggs

Director of Development – College of Education

Julie Smith 9517 min

Julie Smith

Director of Development – College of Business

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Cori Brown

Director of Annual Giving

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Tina Sartor

Annual Giving Coordinator

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Emma Bouquet

Director of Advancement Services

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Janae Smith

Gifts Coordinator

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Amy Flynt

Assistant Director, Prospect Research

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Marni White

Advancement Services Data Specialist

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Pam McLerran

Office Manager, ݮƵ Foundation, Inc.

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Tami Condon

Director of Alumni Engagement

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Megan Crawford

Alumni Engagement Coordinator

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Trista Cortez

Student Intern

Officers

Mark McKenzie
MARK MCKENZIE

FOUNDATION PRESIDENT

Dr. Alfie Pino
DR. ALFIE PINO

VICE PRESIDENT

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STAN CARPENTER

SECRETARY

Bryan Bierschwale

TREASURER

Members

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ALICEANNE BROWN

MEMBER

Lorilei Butler
Lorilei Butler

MEMBER

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Justin Haschke

MEMBER

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Reggie Underwood

MEMBER

Kimberly Leaverton
Kimberly Leaverton

MEMBER

Rocky Hardin
ROCKY J. HARDIN

Member

Hadley Woerner
HADLEY WOERNER

MEMBER

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J.C. JOHNSON

MEMBER

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kade Machen

MEMBER

Paula Matzen 5766
Paula Matzen

MEMBER

Terry Miller
Terry Miller

MEMBER

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DR. Janis Petronis

MEMBER

Nancy Turley 5738
Nancy Turley

MEMBER

Theron Talley 5770
Theron Talley

MEMBER

Kristi Kennedy 5761
Kristi Kennedy

MEMBER

Dan McCoy 5750
Dan Mccoy

MEMBER

Randy Hines 5758
Randy Hines

MEMBER

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Steven Ranly

MEMBER

Board Emeritus

  • Mrs. Nancy J. Allen
  • Mr. Ben T. Baty
  • Mr. Tom H. Birdsong III
  • Mr. Jim T. Chambers
  • Mr. R. Don. Coan
  • Dr. Lamar Johanson
  • Dr. A. Dwain Mayfield
  • Honorable Mike Moncrief
  • Mr. Mike A. Myers
  • Mr. J. Ronnie Sullins

Ex-Officio Members

  • James L. Hurley, Ph.D.
    ݮƵ State University ݮƵ
  • Tony Vidmar
    Vice ݮƵ for Institutional Advancement, Executive Director for TSU Foundation, Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions

ݮƵ’s budget has grown with its student body, the expansion of its mission, its commitment to excellence, and the desires of the public to see highly educated, technically proficient graduates in the workforce. However, state funding has not grown accordingly. Gifts to the University allow it to grow in ways that basic funding cannot accomplish. Private gifts allow for programs that state funding doesn’t, such as scholarships, special acquisitions, equipment purchases, the creation of endowments, etc.

That depends on the nature of your gift, but most gifts are at least partly deductible. If you receive any goods or services in return for your gift, such as auction items or tickets, the fair-market value of those items is tax-deductible. For more information please contact your tax advisor.

Yes, donors often pledge gifts to be paid over time. For example, a donor who makes a $1,000 pledge might choose to fulfill the commitment with two $500 payments over the course of a year, or a donor who pledges $25,000 might complete the commitment over five years. For more about pledging a gift, contact us.

The university accepts a wide range of gifts, including cash, securities, real estate, art, jewelry, equipment, intellectual property, mineral rights, oil and gas interests, timber, cattle, and limited partnership interests. All gifts are subject to review by the University’s Gift Acceptance Committee.

ݮƵ State University maintains a scholarship committee that reviews applications and makes the final determination. Donors do not participate in the final selection process. However, ݮƵ encourages donors to meet with scholarship recipients through regular awards, luncheons, and other planned activities.

Your rights as a ݮƵ State University donor are protected byݮƵ’s Donor Bill of Rights. Among those rights are respectful treatment and safe handling of your personal information.

Absolutely, you can designate your gift however you see fit. However, unrestricted gifts can make the difference to underserved programs, programs without an alumni base (like the library, for example), or to help create new programs.

By Mail: enclose a check payable to ݮƵ State University. If you are wanting to designate your gift to a specific college, department, or need on campus, please include that on the memo line. Please mail your check to: Institutional Advancement Box T-0260 Stephenville, TX 76402

By Phone: please call Institutional Advancement at 254-968-9890

Thank you in advance for your support!