Creating a lasting legacy

Gifts from wills, trusts and retirement accounts are crucial investments in the future of our universities and provide an opportunity for alumni and friends to leave a lasting legacy for the Texas Tech University System.

These gift plans have a wide ranging impact on students and faculty at our universities, from adding to a donor's existing scholarship endowment to providing unrestricted funds to support innovative programs that don't exist today. Gift plans may include a gift of property or artwork. They can also name the university system as a beneficiary of a retirement account.

By including Texas Tech in your estate plans, you ensure that our institutions continue to grow and impact generations of future students. Gifts may be unrestricted to benefit the entire Texas Tech University System or may be designated to support the area of your choice at Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Angelo State University or Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.

Beginning your gift plan

There are many ways to make a gift to Texas Tech through your estate:

  • Designation Gifts
    The easiest gift to make, designation gifts name Texas Tech as the beneficiary of your will, retirement account, annuity or other account.
  • Annuity Gifts
    Give and get back with an annuity gift that supports the program of your choosing today and enables you to receive a guaranteed income for life.
  • Charitable Trusts
    Support your alma mater and receive valuable tax benefits while continuing to provide for yourself or your loved one.
  • Property Gifts
    Share your assets by making a gift of real estate, securities or other property as part of your legacy to the Texas Tech University System.
  • Charitable IRA Rollover
    For people age 70½ or older, the Charitable IRA Rollover is a tax-wise way to give to our universities.

The Matador Society

Born out of our earliest traditions, the name matador has become synonymous with Texas Tech. Recognizing alumni and friends who continue the tradition of investing in Texas Tech, The Matador Society honors our donors who have made a planned gift of any amount to provide for the future of the Texas Tech University System and its institutions.

Membership is granted to any individual who shares documentation of their gift plan, no matter the amount of the gift or the age of the donor. Gifts may be unrestricted or designated to support an area of your choice.

Oaks Society

Founded in 2005, the Oaks Society honors donors who have chosen to benefit Angelo State University through charitable gift plans.

Representing service and generosity, the Oaks Society has special meaning at ASU. In 1949, oak trees were planted in front of what is now the Mayer Administration Building to honor the 30 former students who lost their lives in World War II. In their own ways, Oaks Society members have opportunities to leave their own legacies at Angelo State.

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