Why I Give to SFA

Every donor has their own reason for investing in SFA. Learn more about what inspires these individuals to build the future at SFA.

Buddy Low Gilbert I. Buddy Low Scholarship Program
“When I got to SFA, I did well because of the quality education I received from my teachers in San Augustine. I had a job on campus and did pipeline work—hard, hot work—and saved during the summers to pay for my education. I wanted to help kids like me who really couldn't afford to go to college be able to go to SFA and concentrate on their studies.” —Buddy Low ’54
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Dr. Baker Pattillo, Ed Cole, Gwen Cole, Joe Max Green The Ed and Gwen Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House
“We (Ed and I) recognized the need and were able to help. It’s a wonderful thing to invest in something that will be around forever.” — the late Gwen Cole
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Luminant Energy Gift Continuing Education
“Luminant strongly believes in the benefits of education and is proud to support programs that help teachers explain the important role of energy in our country even better to students.” —Dirk Hughes, director of Luminant's employee focused continuing-education center, Luminant Academy
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George and Peggy Schmidbauer, left, and their daughter Susie Patterson with Dean A.C.


George and Peggy Schmidbauer Young Artist Competition
"We were so impressed with the College of Fine Arts! And we like to contribute, to give back, to the communities wherever we do business.” —Mrs. Peggy Schmidbauer
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Office of Development

P.O. Box 6092 - SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962-6092
2102 Alumni Drive
Austin Bldg. Ste. 303
Phone: 800.319.9517
Phone: 936.468.5406
Fax: 936.468.7025