Mar
15

The Baylor Line Foundation (BLF) has begun funding an endowed scholarship in journalism in the name of Dave Campbell ’50, the legendary Waco Trib writer and founder of Texas Football magazine. “Dave has had a central role in establishing the tradition of sports journalism in Texas, said Tony Pederson ’73, a BLF director, former senior vice president and executive editor of the Houston Chronicle, and current chair of the Journalism department at Southern Methodist University. “As both sports editor of …

Baylor Line FoundationBLF sets up scholarship to honor Dave Campbell
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
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
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
Oct
01

This is only a sampling of the responses we received to our question about what Baylor needs to do to get itself back on track. If you’d like to read all 30 responses, you can click here or check out the fall issue of the Baylor Line. In the wake of recent shocking and tragic events, there are a number of opinions as to what the next chapter at Baylor should look like. National media outlets have written stories, with …

adminWhat Comes Next? Now it’s your turn to weigh in
Sep
27

The Fall 2016 issue of the Baylor Line will start arriving in members’ mailboxes later this week, but you can read it online right now. We have tried to strike a balance in this issue between celebrating the reasons we all love Baylor and talking frankly about the challenges that Baylor faces so that future generations will be able to celebrate their time in Waco. Stories include: What Comes Next? (advice from members of the Baylor Family on how Baylor …

adminFall issue of Baylor Line now available online
Aug
07

The Baylor Line Foundation (BLF) has introduced a new mission statement and logo that will guide the organization going forward. We tell the stories of the Baylor family; help future alumni write their own Baylor stories; and speak with an independent voice committed to preserving the timeless values of Baylor’s founders. “We think this mission statement reflects the balance that we’re striving to find in our programs, our publications, and our interactions with our members and the rest of the Baylor …

adminIntroducing our new mission statement and logo