As of July 31, 2023
Campaign Goals Overview
- Faculty Chairs and Professorships
- Endowed Scholarships
- Endowed Funds for Growth Priorities
- Immediate Needs
- Baylor Fund
- Bear Foundation
- Global Learning Experiences
- Capital projects add needed capacity for academic growth.
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Endowment is critical to securing our future. Investment in endowment will lay a foundation upon which future generations will grow in their knowledge and pursuit of their life's calling.
Critical resources are needed to support facilities and infrastructure for growth in research and programs that contribute solutions to problems facing an ever-changing world and prepare graduates as leaders in their fields.
Gifts to the President's Excellence Fund create the ability for the University to meet tangible needs beyond tuition support for students or programs that may need a boost of support.
Baylor stands apart as a Christian research university - a position that empowers our aspiration to become the world's preeminent Christian research university.
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WACO, Texas (Sept. 8, 2023) – Baylor University today dedicated the Mark and Paula Hurd Welcome Center – the new front door to the University’s Waco campus – during a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house commemorating the spectacular building’s official opening. The dedication recognized the Hurd Welcome Center’s namesake and lead donors, Paula Hurd and her late husband, Mark Hurd, and their daughters, Kelly, B.B.A. ’14, and Kathryn.
This fall, Baylor University will open the doors of the Mark & Paula Hurd Welcome Center, the newest addition to its growing Waco campus. Many spaces, rooms and balconies of this show-stopping building carry with them the names of the alumni, parents and friends whose generous support of the Give Light Capital Fund fueled the construction and design of the many capital priorities of the Give Light Campaign.
Baylor University today announced a $1.5 million gift establishing the first endowed chair position in the history of the Louise Herrington School of Nursing from the family of the School’s namesake, Louise Herrington Ornelas. The Louise Herrington Endowed Chair in Mental Health will support innovative research and teaching within the Louise Herrington School of Nursing, with a special focus on the areas of mental and behavioral health research, including the need for more mental health professionals.
Baylor University announced a $5 million gift from John and Helen Carona of Dallas, providing significant momentum and support for the renovation and construction of the Honors Residential College, as well as the University’s other major capital priorities through the Give Light Capital Fund. In recognition of their transformational gift, Baylor will name the Carona Family Commons at the Honors Residential College and the Carona Family Premium Entry in the Paul and Alejandra Foster Pavilion.