Family Campaign

Making Next Possible Together

As a Texas State Family, we are all about creating the NEXT big thing. You do that every day in caring about your students, advancing your research, and improving lives. You also do that when you give to support scholarships, academics, or the fund you care most about.

March 2 - April 29, 2022.

Together, we are making NEXT possible. 

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Your Contribution Makes a Difference

Give to the Texas State Family Campaign today!

Inspired Stories from Our Proud Bobcat Family

We Are Making NEXT Possible Together
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Why are you proud to be a part of the Bobcat Family?

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What inspires you about TXST and the work we do every day? Do you have a favorite student success story? Share what makes you proud to be part of the Bobcat Family!

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2022 Family Campaign


You believe in what you do. You believe in your students. You believe in your research. You believe that education improves lives and betters the world.

The Family Campaign makes it easy for you to give to what you believe in. Your gift, regardless of size, is a statement that you believe in Bobcats and a TXST education.

Continue the Tradition- It’s a long-standing point of pride that TXST faculty and staff give at a higher rate than many universities – typically 70% or more! This tradition of giving generously is a testament to our belief in our university. Continue the tradition with your gift today.  



Payroll Deduction makes giving easy! Fill out a quick form to set up your gift – no need to dig around for your credit card. Payroll deduction can be one-time or recurring (set it and forget it).

  • Online Payroll Deduction form – single sign-on enabled!

Credit card giving is simple and secure. Give one time or set up a monthly recurring donation!

Check and cash are also accepted. Bring your donation to JCK 480 anytime.



You can give to any fund across the university. Give to the initiative you believe in, or to a student support program on campus, or to your department’s support fund. Not sure where to give? Consider:

  • Family Campaign General Scholarship: scholarship for Bobcats students funded by the TXST Faculty/Staff Family
  • Denise M. Trauth Endowed Scholarship: honors President Trauth’s 20 years of leadership with an endowed scholarship for high-achieving Bobcats

 Every gift makes an impact.

Thank you, Bobcat Family

Making NEXT Possible Together


The number of faculty and staff that made a gift in FY21.

Family Campaign Scholarship Recipients

Sidni Ester Martinez

Sidni Ester Martinez, Senior

Applied Sociology and Latina/o Studies Paige, Texas

Thank you so much for your generous donation to the Family Campaign Scholarship fund. As I am solely responsible for the expense of my education, scholarships like this one make all the difference in minimizing the cost of my education, allowing me to focus solely on my studies.

      I am from a small, country town an hour outside of Austin called Paige, Texas. While the culture of where I was raised did not promote a college education, my family has always encouraged my brother and me to pursue higher education. During my time at Texas State, I have been honored to receive recognition on the College of Liberal Arts Dean's List every semester. Additionally, I have enjoyed being an active member of both the Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society and the Honors College.

      Upon graduation, I plan on furthering my education with graduate school. My long-term goal is to obtain my doctorate in sociology and be a researcher and professor of sociology.  I am passionate about my field, and I look forward to the opportunity to share my love for sociology and my love of learning with others. 

       My academic achievements, and my professional ambitions, would be an impossibility without the help of donors like you. Your generous donations allow me to pursue my dreams, set lofty goals, and continue to learn without the weight of financial stress.

Thank you for supporting the Family Campaign Scholarship. I’m currently majoring in history, with the intention of there being an awesome history museum out there for me.

        The university’s excellent history department has made me feel so excited and confident in my career path. Your generosity has also further encouraged this confidence in my chosen route.

Luke Merchant

Luke Merchant

History Major, San Marcos, Texas

Clarice Kocinn

Clarice Kocinn, Freshman

Dance Major, Rockdale, Texas

In high school, I was in cheer, choir, athletics, Spanish club, and dance. I picked Texas State because they have one of the top dance schools in the nation. After I graduate college, I plan to pursue a career as a dance educator within the public school system.  While I’m at Texas State, I hope to become involved in organizations, aspire to live independently and obtain my bachelor’s degree in dance.

When I got my bill for this semester, there was over a $2,000 balance due. I was afraid that I may have to drop out this semester. When I reached out to Texas State, I was offered this assistance. I would like to express my sincere thankfulness for this monetary gift. I would like to sincerely thank you for generously supporting this scholarship. You have helped me continue with my goals and dreams with this gift.

Printable Donation Form

Download the Family Campaign 2022 Printable Donation/Pledge Form.