Vice President of Principal Gifts (Retired)
Texas A&M Foundation
Carl Jaedicke retired from Texas A&M Foundation in 2017 after serving the institution for 32 years in a number of senior leadership roles. He joined the foundation in 1986 as the first development officer for the College of Engineering. Over the next 20 years, he supported four deans and helped secure transformational gifts that included naming gifts for the college and three departments, and three new buildings.
As Vice President for College Programs, he oversaw all academic fundraising across the university which included management of more than 30 major gift staff. He also supervised the foundation’s information technology and prospect management programs.
His final role was a newly-created position, Vice President of Principal Gifts. In this role, Carl established critical operational parameters for strategy and engagement of Texas A&M’s extensive population of principal gift donors.
During his tenure, Texas A&M conducted three comprehensive fundraising campaigns, including the first in the institution’s history, “Capturing the Spirit,” which exceeded its $500 million goal by more than $130 million. The second was the $1 billion campaign, “One Spirit One Vision” which raised more than $1.3 billion. And the third campaign, “Lead by Example,” launched publicly in 2015 with a $4 billion goal and concluded in 2020.
Prior to his roles at Texas A&M, Carl worked 11 years in the electric power industry for Stone & Webster Engineering in Boston and CMS Energy in Jackson, MI. He holds a Bachelor's degree in engineering from Texas A&M and an M.B.A. from Indiana University.