|Texas A&M UniversitySpring 2016||Strategic PhilanthropyDepartments: Mays Business SchoolKyle Gammenthaler||20 students|
|Texas A&M UniversitySpring 2017||Strategic PhilanthropyDepartments: Mays Business SchoolKyle Gammenthaler||25 students|
|Texas A&M UniversityFall 2017||Strategic PhilanthropyDepartments: Mays Business SchoolKyle Gammenthaler||17 students|
|Texas A&M UniversitySpring 2018||Strategic PhilanthropyDepartments: Mays Business SchoolKyle Gammenthaler||20 students|
|Texas A&M UniversityFall 2018||Strategic PhilanthropyDepartments: Mays Business SchoolKyle Gammenthaler||18 students|
|Texas A&M UniversitySpring 2019||Strategic PhilanthropyDepartments: Mays Business SchoolKyle Gammenthaler||18 students|
|Texas A&M UniversityFall 2019||Strategic PhilanthropyDepartments: Mays Business SchoolKyle Gammenthaler||17 students|
|Texas A&M UniversitySpring 2020||Strategic PhilanthropyDepartments: Mays Business School - 500Kyle Gammenthaler||18 students|
|Texas A&M UniversitySpring 2020||Strategic PhilanthropyDepartments: Mays Business School - 501Kyle Gammenthaler||18 students|
|Texas A&M UniversitySpring 2021||Strategic PhilanthropyDepartments: Mays Business SchoolKyle Gammenthaler||17 students|
|Texas A&M UniversitySpring 2021||Strategic PhilanthropyDepartments: Mays Business SchoolKyle Gammenthaler||18 students|
|Texas A&M UniversitySpring 2022||Strategic PhilanthropyDepartments: Mays Business SchoolKyle Gammenthaler||52 students|
|Texas A&M UniversitySpring 2023||Strategic PhilanthropyDepartments: Mays Business SchoolKyle Gammenthaler||55 students|
Taught by Kyle Gammernthaler
Department of the Mays Business School – 500
Kyle Gammenthaler leads Mays Business School’s efforts related to Societal Impact. This work included managing the Certificate in Nonprofit and Social Innovation, developing new and innovative service-learning initiatives at Mays Business School, and teaching through a variety of formats.
He has secured over $1 million in funding from The Philanthropy Lab and private donations to teach undergraduate students about philanthropy. This experiential learning course affords students opportunities to research and evaluate local nonprofits to determine how to distribute $50,000 – $100,000.
In addition to his regular teaching and administrative duties, Kyle also serves as a Faculty/Staff Advisor for a campus-wide student organization called 180 Degrees Consulting. 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 enjoys investing time with his wife, four kids under the age of 7, and the community. He recently completed his term as finished as board chair for The United Way of the Brazos Valley and currently serves as a board member for OnRamp. Previously, Kyle has served in an advisory capacity for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas and Baylor Scott & White Central Texas Foundation. Before joining Mays Business School, Kyle worked as a non-profit fundraiser and volunteer coordinator for a local nonprofit in Bryan/College Station.
Multiple classes each year – this year there are 4 sections!
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
Each group creates Briefing Book
Students write a philanthropic autobiography
Class has Philanthropy Fridays – extra sessions with local philanthropists and former students
“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
“I've realized through this course that philanthropy is more than just giving, it is a lifestyle. To be philanthropic provides an opportunity to make a real difference in the community , and help others in a variety of meaningful areas.”Bryce Alverson
“This course challenged me to consider the many different avenues that philanthropy can occur. It was very impactful to be able to learn about and interact with many different nonprofits in my community. It was neat to see the different areas and issues that these nonprofits are addressing. This course opened my eyes to the breadth of influence of nonprofits. Further, I was encouraged to remember that being focused in our efforts may be difficult as there are so many issues to support. However, it is inspiring that there are so many people who seek to do good and are passionate about different causes. By individually doing our best to support efforts that are important to us, we can collectively work together to have a greater influence on many issues.”Victoria Evans
“This course opened up my mind to the endless possibilities of giving and how to do so strategically. I can now better see the benefits of giving to overhead costs and employee’s salaries. I will definitely strive to give to those areas specifically in the future.”Brittney Hryhorchuk
“This course made me pay more attention to different opportunities to give my time and money! I loved the $10 assignment because it made me realize that we all have the capability to do good!”Jenna Tucker