The 1859 Society was created to recognize those who support the mission and programs of the Baylor Line Foundation by providing financial resources through provisions in their estates.
One way you can ensure that your values endure is through the highly personal process of deciding how your assets will be distributed after your lifetime and whether you’ll be a part of helping take care of the Baylor Family. A bequest could be the most important charitable gift you’ll ever make.
As partners in continuing YOUR voice and legacy in the Baylor Family, Baylor Line Foundation is your premier ally in further the outstanding contributions you’ve made to this world. We can’t think of a better way to honor you than through partnering in the planning of your estate.
The choice to support the Baylor Line Foundation (and the Baylor family) is a personal one, unique to each individual. Your individual financial situation and goals, your family structure at your interests in our various programs, can all be taken into account through one of several gift options. You can support Legacy Scholarships for the children and grandchildren of Baylor alumni; the continuing publication of the Baylor Line; expansion of our video interviews – our Oral Histories – with Baylor icons; or other programs we will create in the coming years.
Giving by bequest costs nothing now, yet it may give you a great deal of satisfaction to know that your future gift will live on. You can create a legacy for yourself or your family, or in honor of a loved one. Planned gifts can be directed to support a specific program or used to establish endowed funds that will provide perpetual support to the Baylor Line Foundation for any designated purpose. Through bequests, life-income gifts and the transfer of assets, alumni and friends of the BLF ensure that we have the financial resources to meet our current goals and the ability to support them over time. Planned gifts can also be a way for individuals to protect or increase their wealth or transfer their assets to family members while reducing their tax burden.
Your gifts toward an 1859 Society membership can be transformational for our organization. They provide opportunities for Baylor Line Foundation to expand and enhance its programs that engage with Baylor University, fellow alumni, and current students. Baylor Line Foundation (and the Baylor Family) will be forever grateful to you choosing to leave a lasting and enduring legacy that benefits generations of Bears to come.
You don’t have to be wealthy to make a meaningful charitable bequest, and you can protect your heirs and still give to charity. If your plans already include a gift through your will or estate plan to the Baylor Line Foundation that will one day benefit this organization, please let us know. We would like to thank you for your generous commitment and welcome you to the 1859 Society. If your current will or estate plan establishes a gift to the Baylor Alumni Association, you should update that at your convenience.
- Exclusive community, exclusive recognition
- Two free tickets to Hall of Fame Festival
- Two free tickets to our annual Homecoming Tailgate
- A reserved seat at every Torchbearer Dinner (hosted several times per year in Waco) and 1859 Society gatherings
- Exclusive opportunities for involvement through Baylor Line Foundation, including our President’s Council Program
- Unique 1859 Society merchandising
- Free membership to all our content offerings
- A subscription to our Baylor Line VIP newsletter – so you can always be first in-the-know
- Your name honored on event slides, in our annual Homecoming magazine, and across our digital resources
If you would like more information on the 1859 Society, or you’ve already included a gift through your will or estate plan to the Baylor Line Foundation, please reach out today.