Donors Support Tarleton on Giving Tuesday

Friday, December 10, 2021


STEPHENVILLE, Texas — More than 160 donors kicked off the holiday season Nov. 30 with 221 gifts supporting Tarleton State University students. Donors gave $192,225 to benefit Tarleton colleges and scholarships, programs and activities.

“We are extremely grateful for the support of our many donors,” said university President James Hurley. “With their help, we’re transforming Tarleton Texans into leaders.”

This was the fifth year for the university to participate in the annual global celebration known as Giving Tuesday, observed just after Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Since its beginning in 2012, Giving Tuesday has grown significantly, with donors throughout the world participating.

“Tarleton alumni, faculty, staff, students, friends and family took on the challenge of making dreams come true on Giving Tuesday,” said Shad Hanselman, Assistant Vice President for Engagement and Advancement Services. “We are humbled by their generosity and commitment to our students.”

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A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity, and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.