Cynthia ’82 and Fred ’82 Balda have contributed $25,000 to the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering Endowed Excellence Fund and also have established the Cynthia ’82 and Fred ’82 Endowed Scholarship.
Distributions from the existing endowed excellence fund will be used to advance the civil engineering department at Texas A&M University. Distributions from the scholarship will be used to provide one or more scholarships to full-time students pursuing an undergraduate degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University.
The Baldas have given to Texas A&M for the past nine years with contributions to the 12th Man Foundation, The Association of Former Students, and the civil engineering department.
Fred received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering while Cynthia received a bachelor’s degree in business administration. They currently reside in Dallas where Fred is the president of Hillwood Residential. They have three children, Brad, Blake, and Brett.