$700,000

granted

206

course participants

11

classes offered

A&M Grant Map

UniversityCourseStudents Enrolled
Texas A&M UniversitySpring 2016Strategic PhilanthropyDepartments: Mays Business SchoolKyle Gammenthaler20 students
Texas A&M UniversitySpring 2017Strategic PhilanthropyDepartments: Mays Business SchoolKyle Gammenthaler25 students
Texas A&M UniversityFall 2017Strategic PhilanthropyDepartments: Mays Business SchoolKyle Gammenthaler17 students
Texas A&M UniversitySpring 2018Strategic PhilanthropyDepartments: Mays Business SchoolKyle Gammenthaler20 students
Texas A&M UniversityFall 2018Strategic PhilanthropyDepartments: Mays Business SchoolKyle Gammenthaler18 students
Texas A&M UniversitySpring 2019Strategic PhilanthropyDepartments: Mays Business SchoolKyle Gammenthaler18 students
Texas A&M UniversityFall 2019Strategic PhilanthropyDepartments: Mays Business SchoolKyle Gammenthaler17 students
Texas A&M UniversitySpring 2020Strategic PhilanthropyDepartments: Mays Business School - 500Kyle Gammenthaler18 students
Texas A&M UniversitySpring 2020Strategic PhilanthropyDepartments: Mays Business School - 501Kyle Gammenthaler18 students
Texas A&M UniversitySpring 2021Strategic PhilanthropyDepartments: Mays Business SchoolKyle Gammenthaler17 students
Texas A&M UniversitySpring 2021Strategic PhilanthropyDepartments: Mays Business SchoolKyle Gammenthaler18 students

Strategic Philanthropy
Taught by Kyle Gammernthaler
Department of the Mays Business School – 500

Kyle Gammenthaler is a Lecturer and the Program Manager of Social Impact Initiatives at Mays Business School. In addition to managing the Certificate in Nonprofit and Social Innovation and Strategic Philanthropy Programs, Kyle is intimately involved in the development of new and innovative service-learning initiatives at Mays Business School. Every semester, Kyle teaches multiple courses on the nonprofit sector, resource development, and strategic philanthropy. In addition to his regular teaching and administrative duties, Kyle serves as a Faculty/Staff Advisor for three campus-wide student organizations (180 Degrees Consulting, Net Impact, and Brotherhood of Christian Aggies). He is a Gallup StrengthsFinder Strengths Educator and a former member of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). Kyle was also recognized by Mays Business School with the Star Performer Award in 2016. Kyle spends his free time with his wife and three kids (all under 5 years old) by investing in the local community as members at Grace Bible Church. He is serving as the Incoming Board Chair for United Way of the Brazos Valley and has previously served as an advisory board member for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas and the Baylor Scott & White Central Texas Foundation. Prior to joining Mays Business School, Kyle worked as a non-profit fundraiser and volunteer coordinator for a local nonprofit in Bryan/College Station.

Multiple classes per year – In 2020, one of the sections focused on immigration while another focused on criminal justice reform. The immigration course spent the semester reading a packet of articles on immigration, and students volunteered at a local immigration organization. They also participated in two in-class dialogues instead of writing a book report. The criminal justice reform course read Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson and wrote a book report for discussion in class.

Students complete process journals throughout the semester to reflect on their thoughts and experiences in the class

Class keeps a blog, submit 7 total entries throughout the semester

  • Professor picks best process journal entries and posts periodically

Each group creates Briefing Book

Students write a philanthropic autobiography

Class has Philanthropy Fridays – extra sessions with local philanthropists and former students

Media

Latest News

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September 16, 2020

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September 14, 2020

Strategic Philanthropy course brings nonprofit experience to undergraduates

Student Testimonials

My favorite part of the Ambassadors Conference was working with a diverse set of students and gaining perspectives of people from across the nation with different values and cultures. Through bringing together these different backgrounds, we were able to better our own philanthropic ethic. The most challenging part of the Conference was setting aside my competition hat because ultimately the winners of the weekend are the people that will benefit from receiving the funding. The winners are not the schools being represented or Ambassadors that are representing them nor the nonprofits receiving funding, but truly the individuals whose lives are going to be impacted by the grants. This is not a competition, but an opportunity to transform lives.

Kathryn AndersonTexas A&M University