Campaign Timeline

With the launch of the public phase of Give Light, the University celebrated the success of a silent phase that already has propelled the campaign to nearly half its goal. Fundraising during the silent phase began with the establishment in May 2014 of five-year goals connected to the strategic vision Pro Futuris. Since that time, members of the Baylor Family have given more than $500 million and positioned the University for success in raising a total of $1.1 billion.

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March 16, 2023
$1.5 Million Gift Establishes New Chair in School of Education
March 3, 2023
Baylor University Dedicates Mary Jo Robbins Clinic for Autism Research and Practice
February 24, 2023
$3.7 Million Naming Gift Announced for Development Center at Basketball Pavilion, Scholarships
February 23, 2023
Baylor University Announces $6 Million Estate Gift for School of Music
February 2, 2023
Hannah Stolze, Ph.D., Named Inaugural William E. Crenshaw Endowed Chair in Supply Chain Management
October 17, 2022
Baylor Researchers Receive $2.5 Million Grant from John Templeton Foundation
August 10, 2022
Gift Provides Momentum, Naming of the Dimmitt Garrison Family Berm at McLane Stadium
July 19, 2022
$1.5 Million Gift Establishes New Chair in Materials Science
May 10, 2022
Baylor's School of Music Surpasses $15 Million Campaign Milestone
May 2, 2022
Baylor Law Celebrates Exceeding Its Campaign Goal
April 5, 2022
$3 Million Gift Establishes New Chair in Christian Thought
February 7, 2022
Baylor Researchers Receive $2.7 Million Grant to Study Virtue Formation Across Higher Education Contexts
February 3, 2022
Give Light Campaign Surpasses $1.1 Billion Milestone
January 19, 2022
Social Work Professors to Assess Religion and Spirituality Competencies in Mental Health Graduate Education
December 16, 2021
Baylor University Earns Prestigious Research 1 Status
November 18, 2021
New Matching Program To Provide Transformational Support for the Wesley House of Studies at Truett Seminary
November 13, 2021
Baylor University Announces Paul and Alejandra Foster Pavilion Naming
November 11, 2021
Baylor University Announces Naming of Mary Jo Robbins Clinic for Autism Research and Practice
November 8, 2021
Timeline and Additional Details Announced for Fudge Football Operations Center
November 5, 2021
Baylor Regents Affirm Next Five-Year Framework for Illuminate Strategic Plan
September 30, 2021
Significant Support Fuels Successful Completion of the Baylor Academic Challenge Program
September 16, 2021
Baylor University Announces New Chair Created to Study Food Security
September 9, 2021
Baylor University Celebrates First Cohort of Trailblazer Scholars
August 25, 2021
Baylor University Celebrates Newly Renovated Tidwell Bible Building
August 23, 2021
Baylor University Libraries Surpasses Campaign Milestone
July 22, 2021
Esteemed Researcher, Inventor Joins Baylor as Inaugural Mearse Chair in Biological and Biomedical Engineering
July 13, 2021
Baylor University Reports Strong Progress in Give Light Campaign
May 13, 2021
$7 Million Gift to Establish Mark and Paula Hurd Floor at the Baylor Basketball Pavilion
April 23, 2021
Baylor University Celebrates More than $1 Million Given to Celebrate Baylor Giving Day
April 15, 2021
$2.5 Million Estate Gift Establishes the Eula Mae and John Baugh Chair in Physics
April 1, 2021
Dr. Sandeep Mazumder Appointed Crenshaw Dean of Baylor's Hankamer School of Business
March 9, 2021
Baylor University Announces Lev H. Prichard III Chair in the Study of Black Worship
March 4, 2021
Angel Family Foundation Gives $1.5 Million Gift to Scholarships
February 11, 2021
Trailblazer Scholars Program Surpasses $2 Million in Fundraising
February 4, 2021
Baylor University and Africa New Life Ministries Announce Partnership
December 1, 2020
Henry family establishes endowed scholarship supporting Baylor University Honors College students
November 28, 2020
Baylor University Announces Statues Honoring Medal of Honor Recipients
November 19, 2020
$1.5 Million Gift to Establish Terry S. Maness Endowed Chair in Lab-to-Market Entrepreneurship
October 29, 2020
$2 Million Gift to Establish DeBakey Chair for Medical Humanities
October 15, 2020
Baylor University Announces $30 Million Hord Scholarship Challenge
September 10, 2020
Behringer Recruiting Lounge at McLane Stadium
September 3, 2020
Baylor University Announces $5 Million Gift from Ed and Denise Crenshaw
June 30, 2020
Baylor University Announces Funding of Health Science and Leadership Chair
February 21, 2020
Baylor University Breaks Ground on Mark and Paula Hurd Welcome Center
November 11, 2019
Baylor Announces Funding of Biological/Biomedical Engineering Chair
October 26, 2019
Southern California Campaign Event
September 26, 2019
Texas Hunger Initiative Receives $2.6 Million Grant from Walmart Foundation
September 17, 2019
W. Grady Rosier Chair in Free Enterprise
September 17, 2019
The Jackson Family Chair for Baylor in Latin America
September 17, 2019
Baylor Announces Funding of Two Baylor Academic Challenge Faculty Positions
September 14, 2019
For Man's Good and God's Glory: Dr. Annette von Jouanne
September 14, 2019
Dallas Campaign Event
August 15, 2019
Baylor Bear Foundation, Announces $19.2 million raised
July 17, 2019
Remarkable Year of Giving to Baylor
June 26, 2019
Copple Chair Appointment
May 23, 2019
The Baylor Faculty: Benjamin Goff
May 23, 2019
Preparing Champions for Life: Matt Rhule
May 23, 2019
New York City Campaign Event
May 23, 2019
From Baylor to Broadway: Jeff Theiss
May 23, 2019
Board of Regents Fund The Store
May 4, 2019
Transformational $100 Million Gift
May 4, 2019
The Power of Wellbeing: Dr. Ann Mirabito
May 4, 2019
Houston Campaign Event
May 4, 2019
Healing Our World: Dr. Dwayne Simmons
April 25, 2019
$15 Million Gift from The Sunderland Foundation
February 20, 2019
$2M Gift Establishes Chair for Baylor's Global Mission Leadership Program
February 2, 2019
Washington, DC Campaign Event
February 2, 2019
The World Needs Baylor: Dr. Byron Johnson
February 2, 2019
Cosmic Dust Bunnies: Dr. Lorin Matthews
January 23, 2019
$2.6 Million Grant from the John Templeton Foundation
January 17, 2019
$1.2 Million Grant from Lilly Endowment
December 20, 2018
Baylor Built Program, Gift Announced
November 9, 2018
Billy W. Williams Golf Practice Facility, Dedication
November 2, 2018
Mark and Paula Hurd Welcome Center
November 1, 2018
Baylor Announces Give Light Campaign
October 25, 2018
McCollum Family Chair in Data Sciences
October 18, 2018
Vardaman Chair Appointment
August 29, 2018
LHSON Building, Dedication
March 20, 2018
Waco Scottish Rite, CSD Endowment
May 24, 2018
M. Stephen and Alyce A. Beard Chair in Business and Transactional Law
June 1, 2018
University-wide Fundraising, Fiscal year Success
June 1, 2018
Baylor Bear Foundation, Announces $19 million raised
May 11, 2018
Illuminate Adopted as University's Strategic Plan
March 1, 2018
Annual LHSON Gala raises over $1 million
September 6, 2017
Lake Family Endowed Chair in Congregational and Community Health
September 19, 2017
Lynda and Robert Copple Endowed Chair in Christian School Leadership
May 26, 2017
Charles E. Wallace Endowed Fund for Legal Writing
Pullin Family Marina Dedicated
June 1, 2017
University-wide Fundraising, Fiscal year Success
November 5, 2017
Carpenter Embedded Global Classroom
March 1, 2017
Annual LHSON Gala raises more than $1 million
January 31, 2017
Wilson Chair Appointment
February 1, 2017
Beauchamp Addiction Recovery Center Gift
CSD Grand Opening
June 1, 2016
University-wide Fundraising, Fiscal year Success
June 1, 2016
Baylor Bear Foundation, Announces $15.3 million raised
Pullin Family Marina, Gift Announced
January 6, 2016
David and Amy Hunt Christian Missions Endowed Fund
March 1, 2016
Annual LHSON Gala raises $1.4 million
October 23, 2015
Golf Practice Facility, Lead Gift Announced
October 23, 2015
Baylor Celebrates Dedication of Rosenbalm Fountain, Fifth Street Thoroughfare
June 16, 2015
$10 million gift; Communications Sciences and Disorders, Anonymous Gift
June 1, 2015
University-wide Fundraising, Fiscal year Success
June 1, 2015
Baylor Bear Foundation, Announces $16.2 million
March 25, 2015
Matthew B. Lindner Endowment for Excellence in Film and Digital Media
LHSON Building, Lead Gift
March 1, 2015
Annual LHSON Gala raises more than $1.5 million
October 22, 2014
Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom
$8 Million Gift Announced for Rosenbalm Fountain
Five Year Goals Announced
March 1, 2014
Annual LHSON Gala raises $750,000
Pro Futuris Adopted as University's Strategic Vision