Texas A&M renames finance department after receiving $10 million giveaway | Texas A&M

Adam C. Sinn, a member of the Texas A&M Class of 2000, recently donated $10 million — and pledged an additional $10 million — to the finance department of Mays Business School, which is renamed in his honor.


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The Texas A&M Finance Department was renamed the Adam C. Sinn ’00 Finance Department after Sinn paid the department $20 million.

Sinn has donated $10 million and pledged an additional $10 million to be funded over the next five years that will provide financial support for undergraduate and graduate students. Sinn, A&M Class of 2000, graduated from the department in 2001 and is a commodities trader and owner of Aspire Commodities.

“I applaud Mr. Sinn’s willingness to invest in our university,” A&M President Katherine Banks said in a statement. “Contributions like these not only help elevate the department, but provide a brighter future for our students for generations to come. We appreciate his support for our mission.

Sinn’s donation includes $7.5 million for undergraduate and graduate scholarships to help finance students whose financial circumstances might prevent them from attending college. The donation will also support students in Sinn’s hometown of Hoopeston, Illinois, near Cissna Park, Illinois, and Dorado, Puerto Rico, where Sinn has a residence.

“I want others to not have the financial burden of being able to attend the best university on the planet,” Sinn said in a statement. “The scholarships will help these students pursue programs such as TRIP that prepare them for an advanced career in finance. Ultimately, this will significantly improve the student’s financial trajectory.

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