Synopses & Reviews
The andldquo;deanandrdquo; of development officers in Texas, if not the entire nation, Bob Walker has been instrumental in raising hundreds of millions of dollars for Texas AandM University, including many of the largest gifts in the universityandrsquo;s history.and#160; He provides through this book many instructive and sometimes amusing vignettes of his encounters with a wide range of benefactors to Texas AandM.
andldquo;Bob Walker is much more than a fundraiser.and#160; He devotes all of his time to making and keeping friends for the university.and#160; I have never met anyone with as much capacity to help Aggies as he has.andrdquo;andmdash;Former Texas AandM President Ray M. Bowen
andldquo;Bob Walker contributed significantly in creating the culture of stewardship that has helped make Texas AandM one of the nationandrsquo;s truly great land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant universities.andrdquo;andmdash;Mark A. Hussey, Interim President, Texas AandM University
andldquo;Bob Walker is much more than a fundraiser.andnbsp; He devotes all of his time making and keeping friends for the university.andnbsp; I have never met anyone with his capacity to help Aggies.andnbsp; He is a highly principled individual who, through years of good work, is uniformly respected by everyone who knows him.andrdquo;andmdash;Former Texas AandM President Ray M. Bowen
andldquo;The best, most effective fundraiser I have ever known. andnbsp;Based upon his track record, Bob would certainly rank in the top ten of university fundraisers in the country (and number one in my book!)andrdquo;andmdash;Bill Estes, Vice President of University Advancement, University of West Georgia
andldquo;Bob Walker contributed significantly in creating the culture of stewardship that has helped make Texas AandM one of the nationandrsquo;s truly great land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant universities.andnbsp;andnbsp;His legacy will be remembered for years to come.andrdquo;andmdash;Interim President, Texas AandM University, Mark A. Hussey
andldquo;. . . shines a light on the creation of various scholarships and endowments that helped AandM become the university it is today.andrdquo;andmdash;The Eagle
andldquo;The book, while of special interest to Aggies also has a lot to say to anyone involved in fundraising.andrdquo;andmdash;The Eagle
About the Author
ROBERT L. WALKER has served for more than five critical decades in leading fundraising roles at Texas AandM University, including holder of the distinctive James Aston University Chair in Institutional Development. Recently retired from Texas AandM, he still lives in College Station, where he and his son, Sid A. Walker, manage The Walker Consulting Group.