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The Philanthropy & Public Service Program is an academic program offering a variety of courses designed to enrich the intellectual, social, and moral lives of undergraduate students by inviting them to pair academic learning with service to the community and pursuit of the public good. While developing an understanding of significant community concerns, students and faculty partner with social sector organizations or government agencies through volunteerism, community-based research, and grantmaking.
  • Students in philanthropy courses steward and grant more than $100,000 each year to enrich and empower local organizations.
  • Students in civic learning courses partner with organizations and devote their time, talent, and influence to improve life in our community.
  • Students and faculty work together with community partners to generate new knowledge and new ways of addressing community concerns.


The Philanthropy and Public Service Program is unique in that almost all of the faculty are adjunct and are leaders from around the greater Waco community. This gives students a first-hand glimpse into the life of public service from the eyes of community leaders. 

Baylor University students in the fall “Philanthropy and the Public Good” class presented $54,000 in grants to 10 local nonprofit organizations during a ceremony Tuesday at McLane Stadium.
Ten local nonprofit groups received parts of $54,000 on Tuesday, courtesy of the popular Baylor University course “Philanthropy and the Public Good.”

Philanthropy and Public Service

     Philanthropy & Public Service Program
     One Bear Place #97226
     Waco, TX 76798-7226

     (254) 710-3250

Inquiries may be addressed to Andy Hogue, Director of the Philanthropy & Public Service Program.

Read the ongoing reflections of philanthropy students as they explore strategic generosity.
See where our students have given each semester.
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