Your contribution to the Honors College and/or Honors College programs will ensure that students continue to receive the fine education for which the Honors College is committed to providing. You may direct your contribution to any of the following excellence funds: • Baylor Interdisciplinary Core Excellence Fund • Great Texts Excellence Fund • Honors College Excellence Fund • University Scholars Excellence Fund
What is an excellence fund? In contrast to an endowment, excellence funds are current funds that are used on an annual basis. The purpose of the excellence funds listed above is to aid Honors College students and faculty in the integration of learning and research.
What will my contribution support? Contributions to the fund will provide for the following:
Travel money for students to attend professional conferences where they have been selected to present their own research
Research and study abroad opportunities around the world
Participation on mission trips within the United States and abroad
The Honors College lecture series
Advertising and promotional material for the recruitment of students
Financial support for Faculty Development projects aimed to help faculty to become better educators
Teaching grants to assist faculty in the development of new courses or to take fresh approaches to already-existing courses
Library funds to purchase materials for the research and writing of senior thesis projects.
The Honors College always is excited about sharing our students' and faculty achievements with others. So, updates regarding the allotment of funds will be shared with contributors. We're certain that you, too, will be proud of those who have chosen the pursuit of knowledge "with Honors."
Donate by Mail If you would like to donate by mail, be sure to designate that your contribution is for the Honors College. Contributions may be sent to:
Baylor University Office of Gift Accounting One Bear Place #97050 Waco, TX. 76798-7050
Matching Gifts Your company may have a matching gift program that could double or even triple your donation. Check with your Human Resource Department or office manager for forms and/or additional information.
An Honorable Legacy If you are considering a substantial donation to the Honors College, there are several options:
Planned gifts through wills, charitable trusts, life insurance, pooled income funds, or charitable gift annuities
Immediate tax-deductible gifts of cash, stocks, or other assets
In accordance with your personal interests, your donation can be made anonymously or with recognition.
Contact our executive director of development, Hope Loomis, to discuss donation methods that would work best for you.