COLLEGE STATION, Texas-John Tom Campbell of Brady has honored his late brother, Edward R. Campbell, with a life estate gift of 6,600 acres of Central Texas ranchland to the Texas A&M Foundation for the benefit of Texas A&M University.
Both Campbell brothers graduated from Texas A&M: John in 1945 and Edward in 1939. Edward ranched in San Saba and McCulloch counties all his life, and John continues to do so.
"Mr. Campbell's gift is a wonderful way to honor his brother and to give back to Texas A&M," said Dr. Ed Davis, president of the Texas A&M Foundation.
Campbell specified that proceeds from the sale of the Campbell Ranch will be used to establish two endowments in memory of his brother.:
.The Edward R. Campbell '39 Director's Chair Fund for Texas A&M University Press.
. The Edward R. Campbell '39 and John Tom Campbell '45 Endowed Scholarship Fund. For this scholarship, preference will be given to freshman who reside in San Saba, McCulloch, Mason or Menard counties and pursue a degree in agriculture or engineering.
Remaining proceeds of the gift will establish other endowments to benefit Texas A&M University.
The Texas A&M Foundation is a private nonprofit organization that encourages, receives and manages investments in academics and leadership programs to enhance Texas A&M's capability to be among the best universities.