Opportunities to give

Greatest Needs

Scholarships

Giving Societies and Affinity Groups
Additional Opportunities

Mission Statement

To serve Tarleton 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, Tarleton State University is poised to shape the next generation of servant-leaders and to become the pre-eminent philanthropic fundraising institution at the regional university level. 


Institutional Advancement Team


Jennifer Colley
Jennifer Colley
Interim Vice President/Assistant VP for Development
Shad Hanselman
Shad Hanselman
Assistant VP for Engagement and Advancement Services
Sara Hanson
Sara Hanson
Executive Assistant and Budget Analyst to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement
Ruth Harrison
Ruth Harrison
Executive Assistant, Development and Advancement Services
Ashleah Baker
Ashleah Baker
Executive Director, Tarleton Foundation, Inc.
Tami Condon
Associate Director of Development, College of Education and Human Development + College of Health Sciences & Human Services
Wayne Davenport
Wayne Davenport
Director of Development, College of Science & Technology
MICHAEL GILSTORF
Michael Gilstorf
Senior Associate Athletic Director for Development
Janice Horak
Janice Horak
Executive Director of Development – University Arts & Culture, Planned Giving Specialist
Pam McLerran
Pam McLerran
Administrative Assistant, Tarleton State University Foundation, Inc.
Mark Mourer
Mark Z. Mourer
Associate Director of Development, College of Business + College of Graduate Studies
Bobby Waddell
Bobby Waddell
Assistant Director of Development, College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences + Student Affairs
Cori Brown
Cori Brown
Director of Annual Giving
Jessica Evans
Jessica Evans
Director of Alumni Engagement
Callie Fender
Callie Fender
Associate Director of Development, Annual Giving
Andrew Joannides
Andrew Joannides
Executive Director of Development, Annual Giving
Rozina Pittman
Rozina Pittman
Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement
Emma Bouquet
Emma Bouquet
Director of Advancement Services
Pam Carpenter
Pam Carpenter
Assistant Director, Gift Processing
Ashley Davenport
Ashley Davenport
Advancement Services Assistant
Amy Flynt
Amy Flynt
Assistant Director, Prospect Research
Mary Adams
Mary Adams
Director and Curator of Collections
Sue Goodman
Sue Goodman
Curator of Education and Exhibits, W.K. Gordon Center
Lea Hart
Lea Hart
Social Media and Marketing Assistant, W.K. Gordon Center
Debbie Liles
Debbie Liles
Assistant Professor & W.K. Gordon Chair of Texas History Dept. of History, Sociology and Geography/GIS
Rock J. Hardin
Rocky J. Hardin
President
Mike Kornegay
Mike Kornegay
Vice President
Hadley Woerner
Hadley Woerner
Secretary/Treasurer
Bryan Bierschwale
Bryan Bierschwale
Member
Kris Burroughs
Kris Burroughs
Member
Lorilei Butler
Lorilei Butler
Member
Dr. Stan Carpenter
Dr. Stan Carpenter
Member
 Beth Lewellen
Beth Lewellen
Member
Mark McKenzie
Mark McKenzie
Member
Terry Miller
Terry Miller
Member
Dr. Ted Pettijohn
Dr. Ted Pettijohn
Member
Dr. Alfonso Pino
Dr. Alfonso Pino
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

  • Dr. A. Dwain Mayfield, Tarleton State University Foundation, Inc. President, 2012-December 2015
  • Dr. James L. Hurley, Tarleton State University President
  • Dr. Gabe Cagwin, Vice President for Institutional Advancement
  • Ranae Lane, Tarleton Alumni Association President 
  • Greg Schoonmaker, Tarleton Alumni Association President Elect


Frequently Asked Questions

Tarleton'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.
Tarleton State University maintains a scholarship committee that reviews applications and makes the final determination. Donors do not participate in the final selection process. However, Tarleton encourages donors to meet with scholarship recipients through regular awards, luncheons, and other planned activities.
Your rights as a Tarleton State University donor are protected by Tarleton'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 Tarleton 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!