Students Supporting Students
Fifty Years of Giving Back
Over a span of more than 50 years, Baylor Student Foundation members have hosted countless events and invited alumni, parents and friends to join in on the support of student scholarships.
To date, those efforts have allowed multiple generations of students the opportunity to give more than $6 million in scholarship support to more than 7,000 fellow Baylor students. In 2020 alone, Student Foundation awarded nearly $300,000 in scholarship funds to 106 Baylor students.
In fall 2020, they surpassed another significant goal. Two scholarships established by Baylor alumni and former Student Foundation members John (BBA ’94) and Nikki (BBA ’98) Buxton Bell of Tulsa, Ok., and William E. (Ed) (BBA ’73) and Denise Crenshaw of Lakeland, Fl., helped secure the organization’s success in reaching their goal: to increase Student Foundation’s scholarship endowment to $5 million.
“Student Foundation’s student leaders have created an incredible legacy over the last 50 years of service and support for the students of Baylor University,” said Jordan Hannah, the former Troy and Betty Mays Director of Student Foundation. “We celebrate this memorable milestone in our organization’s history. The meeting of our $5 million goal in support of scholarships for our students is truly a cause for celebration. We are grateful for our Student Foundation members who have worked tirelessly toward this goal, and for our alumni, parents and friends who continue to give back to Baylor through scholarships.”
In addition to raising funds and awarding scholarships to bring awareness of philanthropy to the Baylor student body, the student leaders also serve as goodwill ambassadors among Baylor’s alumni and friends. Many in the Baylor Family recognize members by their green and white striped jerseys and their service to the Baylor community in organizing the Bearathon, Baylor’s annual half-marathon fundraising event that benefits the organization’s scholarship funds. Scholarships are awarded each year at the organization’s Scholarship Banquet.