Apr
25

Giancarlo Guerrero ’91 was part of a pipeline of music students who came to Baylor from Costa Rica in the 1980s through the efforts of the late Dr. Larry Vanlandingham (professor emeritus of Percussion) and donors from the Baylor School of Music. As music director and conductor of the Nashville Symphony — and his guest conducting around the world — Guerrero’s mission is to champion new music and contemporary American composers. In February, he won his fourth and fifth Grammy …

Baylor Line FoundationGetting to Know…Giancarlo Guerrero ’91
Apr
17

Shortly after Nancie Wingo ’54 passed away this past Christmas morning, we received notes from a few people who knew her, suggesting that we should publish her story in the next Baylor Line.  To a person, they said there would be no better person to eulogize Nancie than her brother, Hal Wingo ’57, a former Regent who was a journalist at Time Inc. for 33 years as a senior editor of LIFE Magazine and as a founding editor of People Weekly. …

Baylor Line FoundationBaylor Line Preview: Remembering Nancie (Wingo)
Feb
09

The Baylor Line Foundation published the 100th video of its Oral Histories project on YouTube this week, adding the acceptance speeches of its 2017 Alumni Hall of Fame honorees to the longer interviews with Baylor icons. You can click on this link to go to our Oral Histories page. “These extended video interviews are an important part of our efforts to remind alumni what they love about Baylor,” said BLF Executive Vice President Allen Holt ‘80. “We are committed to …

Baylor Line FoundationOral Histories project passes 100-video threshold
Feb
06

The Baylor Line Foundation has established a way for members to make an estate gift that demonstrates their support for our efforts to reinforce the timeless values of Baylor’s founders and also introduce family members to the organization. The 1859 Society allows BLF members to ensure that their values endure after their lifetime and enables them to be a part of helping take care of the Baylor family. A bequest could be the most important charitable gift they’ll ever make. Baylor Line …

Baylor Line Foundation1859 Society creates planned-giving option, ability to transfer Life Memberships to family members
Jan
25

If you’ll be joining us on Saturday night, we look forward to seeing you and hope this post answers any questions you might have.  If you have other questions, please ask them in the Comments section and we’ll try to provide answers quickly, If you can’t join us – and the event IS sold out – we’ll post photos on the Baylor Line Foundation website and Facebook early next week.  We hope you’ll be able to join us next year! …

Baylor Line FoundationFive Things You Need to Know if You’re Attending Saturday’s Hall of Fame Alumni Awards Dinner
Jan
04

Even though her husband, Jim, served as a Baylor Regent for nine years, including one as chairman, Julie Turner ’67, MS ’68, says she never considered the idea of serving in a similar role until she was offered one of the first three Alumni-Elected Regents positions last May. “I had served as chair of the board of Dallas Baptist University, where we accomplished a lot with a good-sized board, but we never encountered the big problems and decisions and the …

adminGet to Know…Alumni-Elected Regent Julie Turner
Dec
20

IMPORTANT NEWS: The response to our Hall of Fame Awards Banquet has been overwhelmingly positive! If you have not purchased a reservation online with a credit card or if your check for payment is not on its way to the BLF office, then you do not have a seat—all reservations have been sold! We have disabled the credit-card payment option in the form at the end of this post, but if you still wish to attend, please complete the form and choose …

adminAnd the Winners (of our Hall of Fame Alumni Awards) are…
Dec
12

The San Antonio-based Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation has announced that it will match any donation made to the Baylor Line Foundation, up to $175,000. “This is a particular welcome and timely gift, given that most non-profits see the majority of their annual donations during the month of December,” said BLF Executive Vice President Allen Holt ‘80.  “We are so excited about the impact that will have on our ability to serve our members and the entire Baylor family, …

adminBaugh Foundation makes $175,000 matching-grant pledge
Nov
21

Nearly 50% of the nearly 1,500 members of the Baylor family who responded to a Baylor Line Foundation (BLF) survey conducted in early November said they are less likely to donate to the university in light of recent events. More than 90% of the respondents also called for greater transparency from Baylor leaders on a variety of topics. In addition, a large number of respondents said they were “less likely” or “much less likely” to show support for the school …

adminSurvey results indicate deep concern on a variety of topics
Nov
11

The battle over the need to reform the Baylor Board of Regents is fast becoming a ping-pong game.  And some of the players may be bringing larger paddles to the table. The week started with an online invitation from “Bears for Leadership Reform” to an event at the Texas Rangers Museum on Thursday morning. It was followed by some news stories and the creation of a Facebook page that quickly attracted thousands of Likes.  Next came a Wednesday evening announcement …

adminWho’s Who of Baylor donors call for transparency, Regents reform: “We don’t need secrecy; we can handle the truth.”