Endowed Funds for Growth Priorities

Endowed Funds for Growth Priorities

Baylor's growth as a research university is rooted in its enduring Christian commitment. We believe all truth is God's truth, fully open to inquiry and debate within the free marketplace of ideas that top-tier academic institutions foster. Illuminate, the University's Academic Strategic Plan, calls for Baylor faculty to engage in multidisciplinary academic initiatives and contribute as mentors to undergraduates and graduate students through high-impact learning experiences.

Gifts to endowed excellence funds provide lasting support to launch and sustain work in areas that reflect the highest priorities of the University. Endowed funds enable an investment in discretionary resources to pursue bold ideas, in which faculty can invest. Future pursuits through projects and partnerships support an environment where innovation leads to discovery.

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Aug
23
2021
Baylor University Libraries has surpassed $10 million in gifts and pledges of support, exceeding its initial fundraising goal set at the beginning of the Give Light Campaign. Nearly 900 alumni, parents, staff, faculty and others have given to Baylor Libraries as part of Give Light.
Apr
23
2021
On April 14, Baylor University held its third annual Baylor Giving Day. For 24 hours, Baylor’s alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends came together to give back and shine a light on the things they hold dear here. Baylor saw 3,942 people, foundations and organizations give to every academic unit and to all areas of the University, with a total of more than $1 million given to celebrate Baylor Giving Day.
Feb
4
2021
WACO, Texas (Feb. 4, 2021) – Baylor University has announced the establishment of a partnership with Africa New Life Ministries, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Portland, Oregon, creating the Baylor Africa New Life Initiative. The agreement formalizes a partnership, led by Baylor’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, that seeks to address and resolve systemic poverty through research and sustained engagement with the communities served in the Republic of Rwanda by Africa New Life Ministries.
Apr
19
2020
The tools that enable Baylor faculty to conduct groundbreaking, life-changing research come in all shapes and sizes. From room-sized, multi-ton sound booths that measure hearing to table-top instruments that measure minute changes in speech, the faculty in Baylor’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) clinics are using their tools to help people better process the world around them and are preparing the next generation of scientists and clinicians who will care for their patients.
Sep
26
2019
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.
May
17
2019
WACO, Texas (May 17, 2019) – At its regular spring meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents celebrated the historic $100 million gift for Baylor’s $1.1 billion Give Light comprehensive philanthropic campaign that undergirds Illuminate, the University’s strategic plan, and impacts every aspect of campus while also bolstering financial support for students and the priorities of Baylor’s 12 schools and colleges.
May
8
2019
Last weekend, I joined the entire Baylor Family in celebrating the largest current gift ever received by Baylor University — a $100 million investment in the future of the University made by an anonymous donor as part of our $1.1 billion Give Light comprehensive philanthropic campaign.
Jan
17
2019
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.