The Big Event has an annual operating cost of approximately $80,000. These expenses can be attributed to many costs, including the need for promotional items for the recruitment of student participants, resources for creating community awareness about The Big Event, resources for expanding The Big Event to other institutions across the nation, and all necessary tools and supplies for the day of The Big Event.
To cover these expenses, The Big Event receives donations from several different sources. The largest source of donations is The Big Event’s annual Gala and Silent Auction, held in October of each year. Other sources of revenue include member dues, Student Government Association allocations, city reimbursements, and other various fundraising activities. In order to cover the remaining expenses, The Big Event relies heavily on donations from community members, former students, Aggie Moms’ Clubs, and local businesses.
If you would like to make a monetary contribution to The Big Event, you can do so by choosing one of two easy options:
The Big Event's 2015 Operating Expenses
If you would like to make a monetary contribution via check to assist with The Big Event operating expenses, please make your check payable to The Texas A&M Foundation and on the memo line of the check, please indicate 'The Big Event-SOFC'.
Please mail all checks to:
Texas A&M Foundation
401 George Bush Drive
College Station, TX 77840-2811
Contribute to The Big Event Endowment
If you would like to make a monetary contribution via check to The Big Event Endowment, please make checks payable to the Texas A&M Foundation and on the memo line of the check, please indicate 'The Big Event Endowment'.
Donations to The Big Event Endowment can also be made online! If you would prefer to make a monetary contribution to The Big Event Endowment via credit card, please click the button below:
The Texas A&M Foundation is classified as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations to The Big Event through the Texas A&M Foundation are tax deductible as defined by law.
Without the generous monetary help and support of our supporters, much of what The Big Event does would be impossible. The Big Event would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all those who help us say 'One Big Thanks' to the Bryan/College Station community!