Texas A&M University raised more than $740 million in donations during the past year, a record for the College Station flagship fueled in part by what one official described as euphoria over the success of its football team following the move to the Southeastern Conference.
The $740.6 million tally for the budget year ending Aug. 31 exceeded by more than $300 million the university’s previous record for a 12-month period. And though fundraising totals are still being tallied across the country, making broad comparisons difficult, A&M’s total dwarfed the more than $400 million that the University of Texas raised in the most recent period.
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