At Texas A&M University, 42 percent of students demonstrate the need for financial assistance. When these students begin searching for jobs and internships, they require a professional wardrobe to obtain employment. Many of these students may not be equipped to purchase professional attire due to strict budgets. The Texas A&M Career Closet helps alleviate this burden by leasing professional attire to students at the subsidized rate of $5 to cover the cost of dry cleaning. The work of the Texas A&M Career Closet will ensure all students have equal opportunity to pursue the career of their dreams.

The TAMU Career Closet hopes to generate a $100,000 endowment in order to cover operating costs and allow the organization to remain able to provide services to deserving Aggies for years to come. More information on each funding level can be found below.

Making a Donation

If you are interested in supporting the TAMU Career Closet, all gifts should go through the Texas A&M Foundation. The Texas A&M Foundation is a 501(c)(3) and as such, gifts received are considered tax-deductible to the extent that no goods or services were received in return. Please make all checks payable to ‘Texas A&M Foundation’ and note ‘04-58263 Career Closet Endowment’ in the memo section. Checks can be mailed to:

Texas A&M Foundation

401 George Bush Drive

College Station, TX 77840

If you are interested in a multi-year pledge, please contact Derek Yenzer, Director of Development for the Career Closet, at aggieginger@tamu.edu.

Bronze ($250-$1000)

  • Sponsorship will cover the cost of one suit to be checked out at the Closet for 5 years
  • Subscription to Career Closet newsletter
  • Personal thank-you cards and testimonials from students that wear TAMU Career Closet suits

Silver ($1000-$2999)

  • Sponsorship will cover the cost of four suits to be checked out at the Closet for 5 years
  • Subscription to Career Closet newsletter
  • Personal thank-you cards and testimonials from students that wear TAMU Career Closet suits

Gold ($3000-$5999)

  • Sponsorship will cover the cost of twelve suits to be checked out at the Closet for 5 years
  • Subscription to Career Closet newsletter
  • Quote to be placed on a tag displayed on suit hangers. The donor's quote should be professional advice or a word of motivation that a student could read before going into a job interview or attending a career fair.
  • Personal thank-you cards and testimonials from students that wear TAMU Career Closet suits

Founder ($6000)

  • Name of group, donor, or family placed in the lobby of the Career Closet on the Founder's plaque
  • Subscription to Career Closet newsletter
  • Picture and quote to be placed on a tag displayed on suit hangers. The donor's quote should be professional advice or a word of motivation that a student could read before going into a job interview or attending a career fair.
  • Personal thank-you cards and testimonials from students that wear TAMU Career Closet suits

In-Kind Gifts

We also accept in-kind gifts of suits, ties, blouses, dress shirts, and any other kind of business attire. To see a list of accepted gifts and guidelines, click here.

In person

The Career Center is located in the John J. Koldus building in room 209. They are open Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00PM.

By Mail

Please send the donated items to the following address to ensure that it reaches our office.

Attn: Hilda Sebesta

For: Texas A&M Career Closet

209 Koldus Building

1233 TAMU

College Station, TX 77843

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide tax receipts for in-kind donations due to our student organization status. For tax-exempt donations please consider giving a monetary donation through the Texas A&M Foundation.

For inquiries regarding in-kind donations, or to organize a clothing drive in your area, please contact Hilda Sebesta, Director of External Operations, at hildakat@tamu.edu.