Give Light is a $1.1 billion comprehensive campaign for the future of Baylor University. The campaign undergirds Illuminate, the University's Strategic Plan, and will impact every aspect of campus life, from academics and athletics to student life and global engagement.
CAMPAIGN GOALS OVERVIEW
- Faculty Chairs and Professorships
- Endowed Scholarships
- Endowed Funds for Growth Priorities
- Immediate Needs
- Baylor Fund
- Bear Foundation
- Global Learning Experiences
- Capital projects add needed capacity for academic growth.
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Endowed Funds Endowment is critical to securing our future. Investment in endowment will lay a foundation upon which future generations will grow in their knowledge and pursuit of their life's calling. Learn More Capital Projects Critical resources are needed to support facilities and infrastructure for growth in research and programs that contribute solutions to problems facing an ever-changing world and prepare graduates as leaders in their fields. Learn More President's Excellence Fund Gifts to the President's Excellence Fund create the ability for the University to meet tangible needs beyond tuition support for students or programs that may need a boost of support. Learn More Initiatives Baylor stands apart as a Christian research university - a position that empowers our aspiration to become the world's preeminent Christian research university. Learn More
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Jun. 8, 2023
Baylor University Announces $1.5 Million Gift Establishing First Endowed Chair at Nursing School
Baylor University today announced a $1.5 million gift establishing the first endowed chair position in the history of the Louise Herrington School of Nursing from the family of the School’s namesake, Louise Herrington Ornelas. The Louise Herrington Endowed Chair in Mental Health will support innovative research and teaching within the Louise Herrington School of Nursing, with a special focus on the areas of mental and behavioral health research, including the need for more mental health professionals.
Jun. 1, 2023
Baylor University Announces $5 Million Naming Gift at Honors College, Capital Fund
Baylor University announced a $5 million gift from John and Helen Carona of Dallas, providing significant momentum and support for the renovation and construction of the Honors Residential College, as well as the University’s other major capital priorities through the Give Light Capital Fund. In recognition of their transformational gift, Baylor will name the Carona Family Commons at the Honors Residential College and the Carona Family Premium Entry in the Paul and Alejandra Foster Pavilion.
May 8, 2023
Baylor University Announces $1.5 Million Challenge Grant from Mabee Foundation
Baylor University announced a $1.5 million challenge grant from the J.E. & L.E. Mabee Foundation of Midland, Texas, providing significant momentum and support for the renovation and construction of the Honors Residential College. The grant will fund a significant portion of the more than $7 million needed in philanthropic support to complete the project, one of many capital projects funded through the Give Light campaign.
Apr. 1, 2023
Baylor Honors College Eyes Start of HRC Renovation
Earlier this spring, the Baylor Board of Regents approved a budget increase of $22.75 million for the renovation of the Honors Residential College (HRC) bringing the total project budget to $57.75 million. The project, which is slated to begin in May, fulfills key commitments of Illuminate Forward to improve students’ residential campus experience and to improve the Honors College.