In 1946, the West Texas A&M University Foundation began as a dream to help students realize their fullest potential through the soliciting, receiving, investing and disbursing of private gifts. With an initial gift of $2,500 in 1951, the WTAMU Foundation has amassed assets of more than $50 million to date.
An independent 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, the WT Foundation’s mission is to provide deserving students with scholarship assistance and vital support for the talented faculty, staff and programs of West Texas A&M University.
Nestled in the growing Panhandle community of Canyon, Texas, WT shares a rich history of determination and generosity. A pledge of 40 acres of land and just over $100,000 in cash helped pave the way for the present day West Texas A&M University. From these humble beginnings as West Texas State Normal College, WT has since grown into a nationally recognized university with nearly 8,000 students enrolled, 45 master’s degree programs and one doctoral program.
Throughout its 100-year history, one thing has remained the same. WT has continued to provide a unique educational experience that has touched the lives of thousands of students by forging friendships, instilling ethics and values and building skills for success while effectively changing the physical, economic and cultural landscape of the Texas Panhandle region.
Our students go on to be doctors, lawyers, teachers….all making a tremendous impact on the communities they serve. That is why we hope you will join us today and embrace the legacy of excellence that is West Texas A&M University.