On April 4, 2006, Baylor University Libraries lost one of its greatest treasures.
George Kadiz passed away after suffering a stroke at the age of 82. Although he had worked for the Libraries as a greeter since 1988, he had actually been part of the Baylor family since the 1940s when he first emigrated from France to the United States.
George was active in a variety of areas of Baylor life and was famous for his friendliness and his ability to talk to everyone. He was also a great lover of music and an avid supporter of the music department. Many music students found him a frequent attendee at their recitals.
To honor his years of dedication to Baylor and his passion for music, an endowment has been established through the Baylor Book Society. Money from the endowment will be used to buy music books and scores for the library. This is lasting memorial to a friend who considered Baylor to be his family.
Donations can be made by staff, faculty, students and alumni through the Library Advancement office or online. If you would like to give online or through payroll deduction, you may do so by clicking on this link: https://www.baylor.edu/lib/gifts/index.php?id=7662.
Click on "Give Online" in the second green box on the right side of the page. Replace the $500 amount shown with how much you would like to give, select your payment method and click "To Donor Information." Please indicate on the form that the gift is in memory of George Kadiz.
Regardless of the amount, anyone who was ever touched by the generosity and spirit of George Kadiz is encouraged to give a donation. If you need more information, please e-mail Mary Goolsby or call 254.710.6735.