2010 Baylor Legacy Award
Sadie Jo Black, BS '50; Sue Holt Getterman, BA '50;
Harold Riley, BBA '52; Clifton Robinson, BBA '52
Presented to individuals who demonstrate extraordinary service and philanthropy to Baylor or to causes that fit our mission as a Christian university.
About Sadie Jo Black
Walk around Baylor's campus and you'll likely see the colorful imprint of Sadie Jo Black's love for Baylor. Sadie Jo provides many of the colorful flowers that adorn the campus. From the lush gardens in front of Pat Neff Hall to the stunning season decorations that adorn Robinson Tower, Sadie Jo wants every visitor to appreciate the beauty of the Baylor campus. A 1950 graduate and former Baylor professor, Sadie Jo has gives generously to student scholarships, and funds active medical research at Baylor.
About Sue Holt Getterman
A University Regent for nine years, Sue’s dedicated support for Baylor has earned her status as one of the most decorated volunteers in University history. Having already established a history of generous gifts to student scholarships and other priorities, Sue and Ted inquired about areas of unmet need where their assistance might prove especially helpful to Baylor. And so began the partnership with women’s softball that has helped catapult Baylor to national prominence in women’s collegiate athletics. Sue's and Ted's steadfast example of leadership and generosity is an encouragement to the entire Baylor family, and their legacy of kindness will serve the Baylor today and for generations to come.
About Harold Riley
Harold Riley explained to his high school football coach why he was turning down scholarship offers to LSU and Texas to tryout for Baylor: "If you cut my arm, I'll bleed Baylor." Riley meant it and still means it. Walk into Moody Memorial Library and you'll see the physical representation of Riley's love for his alma mater, and that is just the beginning. He's given to academic scholarship funds, set up an endowment for Sports Chaplaincy at Truett Theological Seminary, and has given to the same football program that gave him the only scholarship he ever wanted.
About Clifton Robinson
A longtime Baylor benefactor, Clifton’s generosity has taken the form of a donated office building on campus bearing his name, scholarships for high achieving students and in 2009, along with his business partner and family, the contribution of the General Tire facility to house the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative. This breakthrough collaborative will support the development, promotion and marketing of new and emerging science and engineering technologies, while creating jobs and educational opportunities that will have a profound economic impact in Central Texas for years to come. One of Baylor’s most ardent supporters, Clifton Robinson’s unwavering commitment to his alma mater makes us all Baylor proud.