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Greetings from the Foundation Chair

The NEO A&M Development Foundation judiciously administers a diverse investment portfolio which has awarded over $1.6M to more than 1,945 students in financial support since its inception in 1983.

Our mission is to continue increasing the Foundation’s assets to provide financial support to prospective and current NEO students who possess the highest qualities of leadership, scholarship, and citizenship.

The Foundation could not enjoy this record of achievement without the extraordinary generosity of you and our many loyal benefactors. We celebrate good fortune, not good luck, and are filled with gratitude for those who contribute financially or provide gifts of time and guidance in making the NEO Foundation a steward of hope, stability, and transparency.

NEO Foundation Scholarships are awarded to students with special qualifications, such as academic, athletic, or artistic achievement. Awards are also available for students who are interested in specific disciplines of study, are members of certain underrepresented groups, live in certain areas of our state or country, or who demonstrate financial need. Aid is also provided to support NEO faculty and staff, and important NEO programs and events.

The Foundation understands each year begins anew with no guarantee of investment success moving forward. We continue to maintain growth by staying focused on prudent investment and spending to provide maximum program resources both near-term and far into the future. The coming years offer unprecedented opportunity, but alongside budgetary challenges, both embraced by the Foundation.

Whether it be by Cash Donation, contributions to Campaign Events, Property Donations, the Prestigious Presidential Partners Program, or other Financial Assistance or Volunteerism, your generosity and charity provides hope and opportunity for scholarship recipients to receive educational excellence from NEO.

Throughout its history the Foundation has benefited immeasurably from the exceptional talent of its Board of Directors. This year we are pleased to announce four new board members – Jamie Jones, Steve Kropp, Kassie McCoy and Tammy McKeon.  We look forward to their active participation.

Please explore our Foundation page for ways in which you can actively participate in graciously contributing a gift of donation, or time, for those pursuing educational opportunity.

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest” – Benjamin Franklin

Tommy J. Dodson
NEO Development Foundation