Creating a new graduate professional school takes vision, commitment, hard work — and financing. From its earliest days, the Bush School has been generously supported by individuals, foundations, and corporations who were inspired by its founder's vision for a new school of government and public service. Sharing President Bush's understanding of the importance of educating principled future leaders and appreciating Texas A&M University's tradition of leadership and public service, they chose to be partners in this important endeavor of the state of Texas.
During the School's first decade, generous donors have made possible the creation of 17 endowed faculty positions, a remarkable number for a relatively young school. Support for scholarships has enabled the School to recruit the very best students by offering outstanding financial aid packages. In sum, their gifts have played, and will continue to play, a crucial role in the School's progress and continuing success.
Philanthropic friends of the Bush School and Texas A&M University are continuing to build this significant endowment fund to ensure a first-rate Bush School of Government and Public Service. The School's current focus is on establishing a major endowment to fund chairs, fellowships, internships, an Institute and Center, and some operating costs. The state appropriation provides the customary funds to meet basic essentials, but it is the Bush School endowment that will provide resources for that special margin of excellence to enable the School to become one of the best of its kind.
For more information on giving opportunities at the Bush School, contact Jerome Rektorik at 979-458-8035.