The founders and early philanthropists of Baylor School were committed to the Great Work of providing an excellent college preparatory education for young people.

Those who knew the late Scotty Probasco ’46, or had the occasion to hear him speak, warmly recall his enthusiastic exclamation of “Great Work!” Scotty’s own Great Work at Baylor included establishing Baylor’s planned giving program more than a quarter century ago. By including Baylor in his long-term estate plans and creating a program for others to do the same, Scotty has ensured that the Great Work of Baylor School will continue for future generations. We are proud to honor his legacy of philanthropy by renaming the former Heritage Society “The Great Work Society.”

Your planned gift to Baylor will provide long-lasting support of Baylor’s Great Work in preparing students to make a positive difference in the world, and honors your own Great Work through a legacy gift.

For more information about making a planned gift to Baylor, please click here or contact

Mattson Lewis ’74, Chief Advancement Officer at (423) 757-2870 or email here.

Scottie Mayfield ’68 Named Chair of the “Great Work!” Society

We are pleased to announce that Scottie Mayfield ’68 will serve as chair of the “Great Work!” Society. Mayfield served three terms as a Baylor School trustee (1990-96; 1998-2004; and 2010-16). He and his wife, Lisa, are the parents of boarding alumni Charles ’92, Mariah ’93, and Michael ‘97.

Reflecting on his friendship with the late Scotty Probasco ‘46, Mayfield said Probasco saw the importance of building Baylor’s endowment by establishing the former Heritage Society. “To honor Scotty’s great commitment to the school, we have renamed his vision for planned giving at Baylor the “Great Work!” Society. The society is comprised of people who have named Baylor in their estate plans. I am honored to chair this important endeavor and hope you will join me in following Scotty’s footsteps to do our own great work for supporting Baylor.”

Members of the Baylor community and the Probasco family gathered on April 26
to celebrate the renaming of the school’s Heritage Society to the Great Work! Society.

Click here to view a few photos of the event.