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.
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.
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
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
Rodeo Austin Board of Directors Endowment
Austin Endowment Society
Wayne & Jo Ann Moore Foundation Endowment
Benny & Michele Boyd Endowment
Walker Rolf Texas Scholarship Endowment
Kerry & Cassandra Wiggins Family Endowment
Christine & Roger J. Engemoen Endowment
Niley J. & Stephen W. Smith Endowment
Ralston Family Endowment
Robert Sneed Endowment
1986B Travis County Endowment
Curtis & Carolyn Calhoun Endowment
Cynthia Eledge Endowment
Feuerbacher Family Endowment
Carlson Family Endowment
Bonnie Whiteis Endowment
Dean & Jana Davenport Family Endowment
Tommy Dodd Memorial Endowment
James & Clara Jo Huckaby Endowment
Ted & Harriet Nagel Endowment
Youth Auction Endowment
Hank & Cathy Rothell Endowment
Brian & Shelley Hill Endowment
Janie Knolle Endowment
La Pasadita Endowment
Suzanne & Steve Laukhuf Endowment
Eddie & Melanie Ledesma Family Endowment
Suzanne & Steve Laukhuf Endowment
Voelker Family Endowment
Bob & Sharon Avant Endowment
Stuart Caffey and Family Endowment
Evans Family Endowment
Texas Mutual Insurance Endowment
Tuggle Family Endowment
1985 Travis County Endowment
Margaret A. Cathey Endowment
1986A Travis County Endowment
Million Dollar Club Endowment
Classic – Brent Thurman Endowment
Earl Callahan 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