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Jul
19
2019
WACO, Texas (July 19, 2019) – During its regular July retreat and summer meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents celebrated the largest annual fundraising year in the University’s 174-year history, as members of the Baylor Family made $243 million in gifts and pledges during the 2018-19 fiscal year.
Jul
17
2019
July 17, 2019
Baylor University today announced that the philanthropic support of alumni, parents, students and friends during the recently completed fiscal year (June 1, 2018, to May 31, 2019) exceeded $243 million, a period coinciding with the successful public launch of the University’s $1.1 billion Give Light comprehensive philanthropic campaign. Marking the eighth consecutive year the University has surpassed the $100 million benchmark in fundraising, this year’s total includes the largest current gift in University history, an anonymous $100 million gift to support growth in academics and provide the lead gift for a new Baylor Basketball Pavilion.
Jun
26
2019
WACO, Texas (June 26, 2019) – Baylor University today announced the installation of Jon Eckert, Ed.D., as the inaugural holder of The Lynda and Robert Copple Endowed Chair in Christian School Leadership within the School of Education. The installation was part of The Academy for Transformational Leadership, a continuing education and leadership training conference hosted by Baylor’s Center for Christian Education.
May
23
2019
WACO, Texas (May 23, 2019) – More than $27,000 in personal contributions from the Baylor University Board of Regents will help fund operations during the 2019-2020 academic year for The Store, a free student food pantry operated by the Paul L. Foster Success Center-Student Success Initiatives.
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.
May
7
2019
May 7, 2019
Baylor University Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Mack Rhoades announced Tuesday a significant lead gift toward the construction of a new basketball facility, one of the signature projects in the Athletics Master Plan portion of the university's $1.1 billion Give Light campaign. This news follows the recent announcement of the largest current gift in university history – $100 million provided by a generous anonymous donor in support of the university-wide Give Light campaign. A portion of this transformational gift will create a pathway to bring a new fieldhouse-concept, currently called the Baylor Basketball Pavilion, to fruition.
May
4
2019
WACO, Texas (May 4, 2019) – Baylor University today announced a transformational $100 million gift – the largest current gift in University history and the largest gift to date to the University’s $1.1 billion Give Light comprehensive philanthropic campaign. The gift is from an anonymous donor and will advance Baylor’s progress towards growth as a preeminent Christian research university, building on the University’s historic strengths and strategically investing in new areas of teaching, research and service.
Apr
30
2019
HOUSTON (April 30, 2019) – Baylor University announced today that it has received $483,940 from ExxonMobil and its employees through the ExxonMobil Foundation’s 2018 Educational Matching Gift Program.
Apr
25
2019
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 $1.1 billion 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.
Feb
20
2019
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.
Jan
23
2019
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.
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.
Dec
20
2018
WACO, Texas (Dec. 20, 2018) - Baylor University today celebrates generous philanthropic support for the recently launched Baylor Built program, a key component of the “Preparing Champions for Life” vision of Baylor Athletics. The gift coincides with the public launch of Give Light, a $1.1 billion comprehensive philanthropic campaign inaugurated under the leadership of Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D.
Nov
9
2018
WACO, Texas (Nov. 9, 2018) – A week after launching Give Light: The Campaign for Baylor, the institution’s $1.1 billion comprehensive philanthropic campaign, Baylor University today dedicated the Billy W. Williams Golf Practice Facility and Clubhouse, the newest addition to the University’s athletic facilities that provides the latest advances in training and support for Baylor golf student-athletes while preparing them as Champions for Life.
Nov
9
2018
WACO, Texas (Nov. 9, 2018) – The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) South Texas Section has established The Dr. Walter Bradley Polymer and Materials Endowed Scholarship Fund in honor of Walter Bradley, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering in Baylor University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science. The scholarship serves as a tribute to Bradley’s contributions in establishing and ensuring the success of the materials science program at Baylor.
Nov
2
2018
Thursday night, Baylor announced the launch of “Give Light,” a $1.1 billion fundraising campaign to support the goals of the university’s academic strategic plan, Illuminate, across every area of campus life. What does that mean — for Baylor, for students, and for you? Read on: The goal: To raise funds that will support new opportunities for …
Nov
2
2018
WACO, Texas (Nov. 2, 2018) – On the eve of the University’s 109th anniversary Homecoming, Baylor University officially launched Give Light, a $1.1 billion comprehensive philanthropic campaign for the future of Baylor, during a celebration Nov. 1 on campus.
Nov
2
2018
WACO, Texas (Nov. 2, 2018) - Baylor University today announced a lead gift from Mark and Paula Hurd, which spurs the institution’s $1.1 billion comprehensive philanthropic campaign to create the Mark and Paula Hurd Welcome Center. Efforts for the new center are the cornerstone of “Give Light: The Campaign for Baylor,” the University’s fundraising initiative announced on Nov. 1, 2018.
Nov
1
2018
Give Light: The Campaign for Baylor
I want you to be among the first to know that tonight we officially launched Give Light, a $1.1 billion comprehensive philanthropic campaign for the future of Baylor University. Give Light undergirds our academic strategic plan Illuminate and will impact every aspect of campus life — from academics and athletics to student life and service learning — while also bolstering financial support for students, faculty and the campus community.
Oct
25
2018
WACO, Texas (Oct. 25, 2018) - Baylor University today announced a gift of $3.5 million from Mark and Jennifer McCollum of Houston to create the McCollum Family Chair in Data Sciences within Baylor’s nationally ranked School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS). The $3.5 million gift is part of a larger $11.5 million commitment from the McCollums to Give Light, the University’s upcoming comprehensive philanthropy campaign.
Oct
18
2018
WACO, Texas (Oct. 18, 2018) – Award-winning author and historian Thomas S. Kidd, Ph.D., has been named the inaugural holder of The James Vardaman Endowed Professorship of History at Baylor University.
Oct
3
2018
How many people feel led to give back, out of their own paychecks, to the very organization that employs them? I’ve certainly never considered giving back anywhere else I’ve worked. But at Baylor, it’s common practice; last year alone, BU faculty and staff combined to give more than $1.7 million back to the university in …
Aug
29
2018
Thank you, Baylor Family — you made BU’s first university-wide Giving Day a success! In basically 24 hours, your 2,700+ gifts raised more than $520,000 in support of current and future Baylor students. (For context, that’s both more gifts and more money than TCU raised during their last giving day — because beating TCU is always …
Aug
29
2018
WACO, Texas (Aug. 29, 2018) – As more students answer a higher call to the nursing profession, Baylor University’s historic Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) in Dallas found itself needing significantly more space for nursing students to strengthen their preparation for successful careers and for faculty to teach and conduct life-changing research in the health and nursing fields. That need has been answered this fall, as students, faculty and staff were welcomed back to a newly renovated Louise Herrington School of Nursing Academic Building.
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