Baylor/Waco Foundation Past Projects

The Baylor/Waco Foundation was formed December 3, 1959, by a group of downtown Waco professionals who recognized the important connection between the City of Waco and Baylor University. Its mission is to raise funds to support capital projects that enhance life in Central Texas.

Baylor/Waco Foundation's first project was to raise money to purchase land from Urban Renewal to give to Baylor for future expansion.

1959-1964 50.2 acres of land purchased
1965-1969 113.11 acres of land purchased
1970-1971 36.8 additional acres purchased
  The land purchased by Baylor/Waco Foundation from 1959-1971 and given to Baylor is the site for several campus buildings.
1972-1977 Baylor/Waco Foundation adopted a five-year plan to support development of Baylor's marina and recreational area
1982 W.R. Poage Legislative Library
1989 Renovation of Rena Marrs McLean Gymnasium
1990-1991 Paving of Ferrell Center parking lot
1992-1993 Ferrell Field Baseball Lights
1994 Resurface Baylor Track (Phase 1)
1995 Resurface Baylor Track (Phase 2)
1996 Pavilion for Ferrell Field Complex
1997 Waco Hall acoustical shell
1998 Little League Baseball's Southwestern Regional Headquarters relocation to Waco
1999 Relocation of Ferrell Center Fast Break Club Room for athletic office expansion
2000 Armstrong Browning Library renovations and enhancements
2001 Jeanes Discovery Center, Piper Child Development Center playground,
Stacy Riddle Forum
2002 Ferrell Center floor, Barfield Drawing Room A/V enhancements, National Public Radio's Marketplace Morning Report on KWBU
2003 Steppin' Out, Waco Hall seating, Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)
2004 Expansion of Language and Literacy Services, Bill and Eva Williams Bear Habitat, grand drape in Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, Steppin' Out
2005 Steppin' Out, Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), Expansion of Language and Literacy Services, Psychology and Neuroscience Clinical Training Suite Improvements, Learning English Among Friends (LEAF), Granite Benches at Dutch Schroeder Esplanade and Grant Teaff Plaza
2006 Digital Conversion of KWBU-Radio, Mayborn Museum Traveling Exhibit Cases and Matching Challenge Grant for Traveling Exhibit, Steppin' Out, Automated External Defibrillators, Expansion of Language and Literacy Services
2007 Walkways for Waco Mammoth Site, Alternative Energy Exhibit and Laboratory in the Mayborn Museum Complex
2008 Autism Family Resource Center for Central Texas, Santa's Workshop, Marsh Madness, Texas Sports Hall of Fame Southwest Conference Gallery, Jack Hightower Book Vault, Steppin' Out
2009 Baylor/Waco Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund, Baylor/Waco Foundation Victory Gallery in the Simpson Athletics and Academic Center within the Highers Athletics Complex, Musical Soundscape at the Mayborn Museum Complex, Baylor Addictions Research Consortium, Baylor University Women's Choir "Sleep Little One", "Deep in the Heart of Texas" at the Texas Collection, Baylor Steppin' Out, Santa's Workshop at Baylor
2010 Hosted Dr Pepper Hour between Baylor and the Waco Central Texas Businesses promoting future Baylor Construction partnerships. Began fundraising for Baylor/Waco Foundation Endowment for future project commitments.
2011 Completed the Victory Gallery in the Simpson Center, the first scholarship was awarded from the Baylor/Waco Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund. This fund was created to support a graduate from a Waco-area high school attending Baylor. Hosted Dr Pepper Hour between Baylor and the Waco Central Texas Businesses.
2012 Representatives participated in Baylor University On Topic Lectures. Called for proposals for projects to be funded by this year's fundraising endeavors. Hosted Dr Pepper Hour between Baylor and the Waco Central Texas Businesses.

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Waco, TX 76706
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Waco, TX 76798