Give Light | The Campaign for Baylor University

Give Light is a $1.1 billion comprehensive campaign for the future of Baylor University. The campaign undergirds Illuminate, the University's Academic Strategic Plan, and will impact every aspect of campus life, from academics and athletics to student life and global engagement.

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CAMPAIGN GOALS OVERVIEW

Endowed Funds

  • Faculty Chairs and Professorships
  • Endowed Scholarships
  • Endowed Funds for Growth Priorities

Expendable Funds

  • Immediate Needs
  • Baylor Fund
  • Bear Foundation
  • Global Learning Experiences

Capital Projects

  • Capital projects add needed capacity for academic growth.
Endowed Scholarships
Endowed Faculty Positions
Campaign Donors
Nov. 12, 2019
Baylor University Announces Funding of Biological/Biomedical Engineering Chair
The $1.5 million Mearse Endowed Chair in Biological and Biomedical Engineering, established by Bill and Tanya Mearse of Houston, Texas, will provide senior leadership for the emerging program within Baylor ECS.
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Oct. 18, 2019
Baylor University Mourns Death of Oracle CEO Mark Hurd, B.B.A. ’79, Vice Chair of Baylor Board of Regents
WACO, Texas (Oct. 18, 2019) – Baylor University is mourning the death of distinguished Baylor alumnus Mark V. Hurd, B.B.A. ’79, CEO of Oracle and Vice Chair of the Baylor Board of Regents.
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Sep. 26, 2019
Baylor’s Texas Hunger Initiative Receives $2.6 Million Grant from Walmart Foundation
WACO, Texas (Sept. 26, 2019) – The Walmart Foundation announced today that Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative has received a $2.6 million grant to continue its work to end hunger in Texas. Since 2012, the Walmart Foundation has awarded THI $9.8 million in grant funding to support THI’s efforts to increase access to healthy food through learning labs, direct outreach, research and policy engagement.
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Sep. 17, 2019
Baylor University Announces Funding of Two Baylor Academic Challenge Faculty Positions
WACO, Texas (Sept. 17, 2019) – Baylor University today announced the funding of two faculty positions under the institution’s new Baylor Academic Challenge matching program. The two $1.5 million gifts from Grady Rosier, president and CEO of the McLane Company Inc., and John and Nancy Jackson, who are Give Light National Campaign Steering Committee co-chairs, will create new faculty positions within the Hankamer School of Business and in support of the University’s Baylor in Latin America Initiative.
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