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
Apr. 25, 2019
Baylor Announces $15 Million Gift from The Sunderland Foundation for Tidwell Restoration
WACO, Texas (April 25, 2019) – Baylor University today announced a $15 million leadership gift from The Sunderland Foundation of Overland Park, Kansas, that will provide significant support for one of the University’s highest priority endeavors within its Give Light philanthropic campaign: the renovation and restoration of the iconic Tidwell Bible Building. The project is among the nearly $300 million in capital improvements planned as part of the campaign that will support Illuminate, the University’s academic strategic plan.
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Feb. 20, 2019
$2M Gift Establishes Chair for Baylor’s Global Mission Leadership Program
WACO, Texas (Feb. 20, 2019) – Baylor University today announced a gift of $2 million to create an endowed Chair in Global Leadership within Baylor’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work. The gift, which was made by Baylor parents from California, will support the School’s nationally renowned Global Mission Leadership (GML) program, whose purpose is to contribute to Christ-centered international development through culturally informed education.
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Jan. 23, 2019
Baylor University Receives $2.6 Million Grant from the John Templeton Foundation for Character Strength Interventions in Adolescents
WACO, Texas (Jan. 23, 2019) – The John Templeton Foundation has awarded a $2.6 million grant to Sarah Schnitker, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, and co-principal investigator Benjamin Houltberg, Ph.D., director of research at the University of Southern California Performance Science Institute. The grant aims to galvanize widespread scientific development of virtue interventions for adolescents across a diversity of contexts – such as athletic teams, religious organizations, youth community centers and online – that attend to spirituality and transcendent purpose.
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Jan. 17, 2019
Baylor’s Center for Christian Music Studies Receives $1.2 Million Grant from Lilly Endowment
WACO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2019) – Baylor University’s Center for Christian Music Studies in the Baylor School of Music has been awarded a four-year $1.2 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. as part of its Strengthening Congregational Ministries with Youth Initiative.
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