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The Texas State University Development Foundation supports and furthers the mission of Texas State University through the acceptance and investment of gifts established as endowments benefiting the students, faculty and staff.

Established as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) in 1977, the Foundation is committed to appropriately accepting, stewarding and maintaining investments of private donors with loyalty and integrity. The long-term objective of the Foundation is to earn a return sufficient to preserve the purchasing power of the Foundation for generations to come, as well as providing for current scholarship needs.

Texas State University Mission Statement

Texas State University is a public, student-centered, doctoral-granting institution dedicated to excellence in serving the educational needs of the diverse population of Texas and the world beyond.

The Development Foundation is governed by an elected Board of Trustees. The Foundation uses a committee structure to conduct routine business.

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  • The Executive Committee is composed of the Board Chair, Vice Chair and chairs of the Steering Committee and immediate past chair of the Board.  The Executive Committee is charged with the overall management of the organization.

  • An Audit/Finance Committee serves as the liaison to the foundation’s independent auditor.  The Committee meets with the auditor to determine if current financial information is in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).  The Audit/Finance Committee is also charged with examining financial performance and fund stewardship.

  • The Investment Committee is charged with monitoring the investment performance of the foundation’s portfolio.  It meets with the investment consultant on a quarterly basis to review and discuss portfolio performance.  The Chair and Vice Chair participate in monthly conference calls with the investment consultant to monitor performance.

  • The Board Development Committee is charged with developing recommendations for new board members. The Board of Trustees reviews the Board Development Committee's recommendations and makes final decisions regarding new board appointments.  The Board Development Committee also recommends opportunities for board education.