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Donations Set Record

September 22, 2014

Angelo State University supporters donated a record $13 million during the 2013-14 fiscal year, surpassing the previous fundraising record of $7.7 million in 2011.

The record includes the single largest donation in ASU history, announced this past May by Jamie Akin, ASU executive director of development and alumni relations. An anonymous donor contributed $4.5 million to fund construction of a facility for a proposed civil engineering degree program.

Donors are also largely responsible for ASU’s historic move to play Rams home football games on campus. Dr. Robert and Jean Ann LeGrand contributed $1.4 million to renovate the LeGrand Sports Complex into what is now called LeGrand Stadium at 1st Community Credit Union Field. In addition to 1st Community, the San Angelo Health Foundation, Larry C. Clark and an anonymous donor provided $1.2 million for installation of artificial turf at the new facility. Texas Bank also donated $50,000 for a new scoreboard.

Other major donations last fiscal year, which ended Aug. 31, include Richard and B.J. Mayer contributing $600,000 to install artificial turf at the new Mayer Softball Field and a host of donors, led by the Mayer-Rousselot family, contributing toward construction of the Mayer-Rousselot Agricultural Education Training Center.

“ASU has truly been blessed this year with major donations for our athletic facilities, a new agriculture training center and now a new engineering facility,” said ASU President Brian J. May. “These donors are an inspiration to the entire Angelo State community.”

The Office of Development and Alumni Relations leads ASU fundraising efforts, which are more crucial than ever in an era of shrinking state support and rising costs.

“This historic achievement for Angelo State would not have been possible if it weren’t for the donors, alumni, faculty and staff who believe in the mission of Angelo State,” Akin said. “Together we have found support that has enabled us to broaden and transform the educational experience and opportunities our institution offers.”

For more information or to donate, go online to or contact Akin at 325-942-2116 or

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