Amon G. Carter Foundation provides significant gift to Texas A&M-Fort Worth

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FORT WORTH, Texas — The Amon G. Carter Foundation has provided a $10.75 million commitment for the support of the Texas A&M-Fort Worth campus now under construction in downtown Fort Worth.

The gift, being announced today, includes $5 million, plus four contiguous parcels near the 3.5-acre campus site in the southeast quadrant of downtown. The donated land, slightly more than .8-acre, currently is a parking lot along Jones Street, across from the Fort Worth Central Station for commuter rail and buses.

“The Carter Foundation is pleased to signal our enthusiastic support for this project,” said John Robinson, Executive Vice President of the Amon G. Carter Foundation. “We share in the vision and belief that Texas A&M-Fort Worth is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for economic growth and development for our region.”

Chancellor John Sharp welcomed the foundation’s support of the campus.

“For over 75 years, the Carter Foundation has fostered growth and development in North Texas. Their philanthropic investments have been impactful in addressing critical issues and advancing the common good in the Fort Worth community and across Texas,” said Chancellor Sharp. “As one of the most well-respected foundations in the Metroplex, we are honored by their endorsement of and extraordinary generosity to Texas A&M-Fort Worth.”

John Goff, chairman of the Fort Worth-Tarrant County Innovation Partnership, which is helping lead efforts to attract industry partners to the urban research campus, applauded the foundation’s investment in the future of Fort Worth.

“Texas A&M-Fort Worth is a ‘Game-Changer’ for our city, county, and region,” Goff said. “This urban campus will bring students, training, jobs, and important research and technology – both for businesses presently located in and around Fort Worth and those considering relocation.”

The Law & Education Building is currently under construction and is planned to serve students in biotechnology, engineering, health sciences, law, medical laboratory sciences, nursing, virtual production, and more.

A second building, the Research & Innovation Building, is currently in planning and design. It is intended to bring academia and industry together under one roof to collaborate and serve as a catalyst for economic growth in the region.

About The Texas A&M University System
The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $7.8 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities, a comprehensive health science center, eight state agencies, and the RELLIS Campus, the Texas A&M System educates more than 153,000 students and makes more than 23 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. System-wide, research and development expenditures exceed $1 billion and help drive the state’s economy.

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