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Texas Alliance Foundation Texas Alliance Foundation Logo supporting student leadership at Texas A&P University since 2003

2011 - 2012

The Texas Alliance Foundation donated to the following Texas A&M student organizations:

Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference { }

In 1989, innovative collegians at Texas A&M University hosted a forum by which African American students in the southwest could assemble to address the problems and concerns that affected the Black community. The Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference (SBSLC) is held each January, uniting hundreds of students and advisors, nationally renowned speakers, and a variety of corporations from throughout the entire country.

The conference presents a number of creative workshops that focus on related topics and develop strong leadership skills. SBSLC is dedicated to addressing and developing solutions to major issues as well as bringing a spirit of unity among students and leaders of all levels. In 1999, the Advanced Leadership Institute (ALI) was developed to provide seasoned student leaders with an in depth leadership experience. In 2001, the Advanced Leadership Institute was renamed the Charles E. Williams II Advanced Leadership Institute.

Now in its 25th year, SBSLC has focused on themes such as "Utilizing the Light of the Past to Illuminate the Future," "When Will Tomorrow Be Today," and "Today's Black Leaders: Our Hope for Tomorrow." At the conference, distinguished speakers have used these themes to portray the importance of minority leadership in society. SBSLC has provided such notable guests as author and educator Michael Eric Dyson, psychologist Na'im Akbar, and Essence Magazine editor Susan Taylor, to name a few.


The mission of MSC Lead is to provide experiential learning opportunities and professional development to sophomore leaders who plan, implement, and participate in programming. As MSC Lead's largest program, Aggies Reaching Out strives to develop sophomore leaders through the planning and facilitation of a weeklong outreach and mentoring program in South Texas. Through the mentorship of underrepresented 8th graders in McAllen and Edinburg, ARO counselors gain significant leadership experience and introspection into their own potential. Committee members obtain year-round experience in developing and facilitating the program.

Gilbert Leadership Conference { }

The Gilbert Leadership Conference exists to serve the students of Texas A&M University by providing freshmen the opportunity to develop themselves as leaders, to network and interact with one another and to understand the leadership opportunities that are available across campus to them in their time at A&M. In keeping with the traditions of the Student Government Association and Texas A&M University, the conference focuses on character, service and involvement.

Throughout the pre/post conference events and the four-day conference, GLC promotes leadership by inspiring, equipping, and exposing delegates to new experiences. Each year, GLC Programs Coordinators seek out speakers and panelists to inspire and motivate the delegates to pursue a lifestyle of service, character, and involvement. During the conference, leaders from Texas A&M and a variety of industries extend their wisdom on the GLC pillars to the delegates, as well as, interacting with them during meals and question and answer sessions. Delegates also hear Tom and Laura Gilbert share the deeply-moving story of their son, David Gilbert's life, battle with cancer, and the legacy that he left at Texas A&M.