Feb
16

The Baylor Line Foundation was pleased by the turnout for last night’s Town Hall on Governance Reform.  More than 150 people attended in person and countless others joined us through various online feeds.  We had a lively discussion regarding the various reform options with concerned members of the Baylor family. Obviously, the discussion would have been more productive and thorough had the regents’ views been represented. Five regents chose to accept our invitation and attend in person (Jennifer Elrod, Mark …

Baylor Line FoundationBaylor Line Foundation calls for regents to delay their Friday vote on governance reform
Feb
13

The Baylor Line Foundation (BLF) will hold a Town Hall Meeting on Governance Reform on Feb. 15 at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, despite the Baylor Board of Regents’ decision to formally decline the invitation. The town hall is an effort to end an impasse between the regents and the Bears for Leadership Reform (BLR) over separate proposals that each organization says will expand representation to the Baylor family and provide greater accountability and transparency. The Town Hall will …

Baylor Line FoundationTown Hall on Governance Reform Will Take Place Feb. 15 Despite Regents Rejecting BLF Invitation
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
Feb
02

The Baylor Line Foundation (BLF) will hold a Town Hall Meeting on Governance Reform on Feb. 15 at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in an effort to end an impasse between the Baylor Board of Regents and the Bears for Leadership Reform (BLR) over changes the BLR has proposed that it says will expand representation to the Baylor family and provide greater accountability and transparency. “Consistent with our mission to inform and engage Baylor alumni, we are happy to …

Baylor Line FoundationBLF Schedules Feb. 15 Town Hall on Governance Reform
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
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
13

The Baylor Line Foundation (BLF) is now offering a 50% discount on Life Memberships to members of the Heritage Club in recognition of their longtime service and commitment to the timeless values of Baylor’s founders. The Heritage Club was created by the Baylor Alumni Association (BAA) in 1977 as a way to honor Baylor alumni who attended Baylor 50 years ago or more, even if they did not actually graduate from Baylor. Management of the Heritage Club program was taken …

adminBLF offers 50% discount on Life Memberships for Heritage Club members
Nov
02

There was a great deal of chatter over the past few days as the Baylor Family braced for the 60 Minutes Sports program on Tuesday night.  The preparation started late last week with the Wall Street Journal article providing a level of detail that until that point had only been rumored. The Baylor Line Foundation tried to capture the thoughts of many Family members on Monday morning when we issued a statement that questioned the Board of Regents’ decision to …

adminHeartsick…but with a true feeling of hope