Article about Janessa Blythe, junior University Scholar in the Honors College at Baylor, who is launching Waco Up & Read, a program that provides books for kids from low-income communities. Janessa’s book drive has provided each child at Restoration Haven, a Waco community support organization, with eight books to call their own. She is working to provide more books through a pilot program and establish Waco Up & Read as a nonprofit.
Andrew P. Hogue, Ph.D., director of the Philanthropy and Public Service program and senior lecturer in the Honors College at Baylor, is among the experts who address common questions potential donors might be asking when choosing charities to support.
For more than 170 years, Baylor has focused on two founding principles: outstanding academics, and Christian commitment. Countless outstanding people — professors, students, staff and others — have played important roles in helping the university stick to its mission for so long, while so many other schools have wandered away from their faith.