Baylor University was founded in 1845 by a collection of churches and Christian leaders. The faithful support of Baylor’s alumni, parents and friends has sustained and grown the university from its small origins in Independence, Texas, to the respected and internationally-renowned institution we have today.
1845 Society honors that faithful giving to priorities and programs across campus that enrich the Baylor experience and advance academic and athletic excellence.
Alumni, parents and friends who give financially during the calendar year to support any area of campus are recognized as annual honorees of 1845 Society.
Each calendar year, 1845 Society also celebrates when donors’ giving reaches the following milestones: $1,000, $5,000, $10,000, $25,000.
Members of the Baylor Family who have chosen to leave a legacy of philanthropy at Baylor University, significantly contributing to the university’s mission and future endeavors, are recognized through lifetime membership in 1845 Society.
Our loyalty program recognizes donors who have chosen to give consistently to the university, celebrating milestones at 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 35 years of giving.
Impact of Giving
Every gift impacts the lives of students, faculty, and future Bears. Read about how gifts made a difference last year.