Judge Ken Starr


Judge Ken Starr | President

Dear Baylor Bears, We at Baylor University are truly blessed. Recent years have ushered in abundant successes, significant on-campus improvements, and numerous accolades, such as Baylor’s selection again this year as one of the "Great Colleges to Work For."

While the Baylor family may be flourishing, many in our community are dealing with truly daunting circumstances. Disease, drugs, abuse, and other social ills have become a harsh reality for far too many people. Almost thirty percent of our local population languishes in poverty.

As members of Baylor Nation, we should not stand by while our neighbors suffer from hunger, illiteracy and other needs right here in our own backyard. Proverbs 3:27 reminds us: "Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it."

Baylor's "More Than Me" campaign represents an important avenue for the Baylor family to show caring support for our neighbors in the city of Waco and McLennan County. We heartily urge every faculty and staff member to participate in the University's 2016 campaign.

If you prefer to donate to a particular United Way agency, please designate a gift to the organization of your choice as listed on your pledge card. You can also choose to build the Baylor Family Compassion Fund, which will help those in need right here on campus.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact either of our campaign co-chairs: Professor Ron Beal, Chair of Faculty Senate, or Keane Tarbell, Chair of Staff Council.

Thank you for all that you do to support Baylor University's role in the Greater Waco community. Please join us - and the United Way - in "Helping People Here."


Judge Ken Starr

Keane Tarbell and Ron Beal

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