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Giving Back to Our Youth

When you invest in Rodeo Austin, you are investing in the youth of Texas, and a better future for our country. As you make decisions about how you want to “Leave Your Legacy”, please remember Rodeo Austin.

Whether you are looking to give a gift right now, or you are interested in leaving a gift after your lifetime, Rodeo Austin has a giving plan that can fit your legacy objectives. Please review the methods of giving below, and see which option might be right for you and your giving goals.

Scholarship Program

Rodeo Austin is proud to feature the Scholarship Program as a key initiative to the overall youth giving plan. For more than 30 years, Rodeo Austin has awarded thousands of college students millions of dollars of academic scholarships. These scholarships are made possible by proceeds from year-round Rodeo Austin events as well as through contributions from generous donors.

Students from all walks of life benefit from Rodeo Austin Scholarships. These recipients have proven themselves academically and within their community, meeting high standards set by Rodeo Austin. The largest determining criteria in selection of our scholars is financial need. In many cases, financial support is undeniably the number one factor in whether or not that student can attend college.

A donation to the scholarship program is fully tax-deductible and helps us provide support these young folks need to achieve their dreams.

View more information on why our Scholarship program is important HERE.

Endowment Program

As you make decisions about how you want to leave your legacy, please remember Rodeo Austin. The Rodeo Austin Endowment is a permanent fund that helps underwrite scholarship giving annually, to ensure the permanent success of the program. Individuals who make a contribution of at least $25,000 become a named Endowment Donor, one of our highest honors as a donor.

Although annual scholarships are currently funded primarily through event proceeds, Rodeo Austin’s ultimate goal is to make scholarship giving fully funded by the Endowment.

Donate to our Program

Help Rodeo Austin support their programs with your tax-deductible donation.

Endowment Donors

Rodeo Austin is proud to celebrate Endowment Donors who have made a substantial gift to ensure the longevity of the Scholarship Program.

Champion Circle Donors

Joe & Kim Straub Family Endowment

Ralston Family Endowment

Rodeo Austin Board of Directors Endowment

Austin Endowment Society

Wayne & JoAnn Moore Foundation Endowment

Benny & Michele Boyd Endowment


Kerry & Cassandra Wiggins Family Endowment

Walker Rolf Texas Scholarship Endowment

Christine & Roger J. Engemoen Endowment

Niley J. & Stephen W. Smith Endowment



Dean & Jana Davenport Family Endowment

Youth Auction Endowment

Robert Sneed Endowment

1986B Travis County Endowment


Feuerbacher Family Endowment

Curtis & Carolyn Calhoun Endowment

Cynthia Eledge Family Endowment

Carlson Family Endowment

Lehne Family Endowment

Barkley & Lori Wedemeyer Endowment

Bonnie Whiteis Endowment

Tommy Dodd Memorial Endowment

James & Clara Jo Huckaby Endowment

Ted & Harriet Nagel Endowment

Hank & Cathy Rothell Endowment

Brian & Shelley Hill Endowment

Janie Knolle Endowment

Eddie & Melanie Ledesma Family Endowment

La Pasadita Endowment

Suzanne & Steve Laukhuf Endowment

Denton Rodeo Austin Family Endowment

Tuggle Family Endowment

Voelker Family Endowment

Bob & Sharon Avant Endowment

Dauphen & Marilyn Jackson Family Endowment

Evans Family Endowment

Steve & LeAnne Skinner Endowment

Stuart Caffey and Family Endowment

Texas Mutual Insurance Endowment

Margaret A. Cathey Endowment

1985 Travis County Endowment

Heritage Donors

Million Dollar Club Endowment

Earl Callahan Endowment

1986A Travis County Endowment

Classic – Brent Thurman Endowment

ATCLS Endowment

SAJE Endowment

Ruth P. Elliott FFA Endowment

David Kitchens Endowment

Jack Carmody Endowment

Oakes M. Plumber 4-H Endowment

Charlotte Dalton Memorial Endowment

Brandon Hicks Endowment

Classic – Rob Norton Endowment

McCoy Corp Endowment

Oakes M. Plumber FFA Endowment

Paleface Ranch Endowment

Robert Hicks Jr. Endowment

Ruth P. Elliott 4-H Endowment

Past Presidents’ Endowment



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