Baylor School is launching a capital campaign to raise $45 million, the largest comprehensive fundraising effort in the school's 124-year history...
(Watch the new Forever Forward campaign video and view architectural renderings here.)
"Our Forever Forward campaign will pave the way for important capital improvements and renovations, while also strengthening the endowment," said Headmaster Scott Wilson '75. "Thanks to the outstanding leadership of campaign chairman Zan Guerry '67, the campaign committee, and many generous donors, we have already raised in excess of $33 million in gifts and pledges, completed a renovation of Guerry Dining Hall, and made important upgrades to dormitories."
The centerpiece of the campaign is a new $13 million academic center that will be built on the current Trustee Hall site and will replace sub-standard classroom spaces currently located in the basements of older buildings. The new space is designed to be flexible and sustainable for the next 100 years, but complements the architectural style of Baylor's existing buildings.
The campaign will also raise an additional $15 million for the school's endowment to provide a stronger financial foundation for future initiatives and to keep Baylor in the lead among independent schools.
The third campaign priority will enhance student life by transforming the quad from asphalt to a beautifully landscaped green space, and will enhance pedestrian safety by improving vehicular traffic patterns and parking.