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Baylor University surpassed fundraising goal for the sixth consecutive year

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On Thursday, Baylor University announced it had exceeded over $100 million in gifts and commitments from alumni, parents and friends for the sixth year in a row.  

There were 18 separate gifts and commitments of $1 million or greater reported in the recently completed fiscal year. These gifts will benefit a variety of university programs including the department of geosciences, Louise Herrington School of Nursing, Hankamer School of Business, Truett Seminary, Baylor Law School, the Texas Hunger Initiative, the Beauchamp Addiction Recovery Center and the Black Gospel Music Restoration Project.

“The Baylor Family’s powerful love for Baylor University is made evident by this truly remarkable level of financial support,” said Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone. “That our alumni, parents and friends have once again stepped up to commit more than $100 million in financial support during the past year clearly indicates a resolute desire to support Baylor students and Baylor’s distinctive Christian mission, as well as their strong belief that we are acting as responsible stewards of these gifts.”

During the past six years of surpassing the goal, Baylor has been able to make major additions to the campus including new facilities like the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, McLane Stadium and Clyde Hart Track and Field Stadium.

The gifts are directly benefiting the student by allowing for the creation of new student life programs, support for existing student programs and the funding of various scholarship funds.

“It’s truly wonderful to see so many alumni, parents and friends answering the call to come alongside the University to help students realize their dreams of a Baylor education and to support our ongoing growth as a Christian research institution,” said Livingstone. “All of us at Baylor are extremely grateful for and inspired by this outpouring of generosity, and with God’s grace the days ahead will be Baylor’s best.”

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