You have an opportunity to make a difference for students by designating your donations
to specific areas/projects such as our math and science research program, the Wayland
Mission Center trips, one of our many academic schools or athletic teams or even our
campus ministry. Contact a development officer, and we’ll make sure your gifts align
with an area that fits your passion. Other options include the following:
Gifts to the Annual Fund provide operational support for the entire Wayland system.
Often that includes scholarship assistance for students, technology and equipment
upgrades and minor renovations, encompassing the most urgent needs on our campuses
and impacting every student in some way.
Century Club: Young alumni are encouraged to begin their giving back to Wayland through the Century
Club, whose donations benefit the Annual Fund. This includes gifts of at least $100
per year, payable monthly or in a lump sum.
President’s Circle: Donors who are able to support the Annual Fund at a higher level may join the President’s
Circle with gifts of at least $1,000 per calendar year, payable in a lump sum or in
installments at their convenience.
Like so many other families, you can honor or memorialize family members, friends,
a favorite professor or even your pastor or church by creating an endowed scholarship
in their name. The procedure is simple:
Your initial gift of at least $2,500 (10%) is invested with an outside entity and
begins to accrue interest. The scholarship is named and specifications are set for
scholarship recipients. Additional gifts are added to the body of the endowment as received by the University,
with the intent to reach full endowment within 10 years.
Once the endowment reaches $25,000, the scholarship can be dedicated and begin to
The interest is withdrawn annually to create scholarship gifts for students in need.
The corpus remains intact into perpetuity.
Named to honor the memory of Wayland's first female philanthropist, Sarah “Sally”
Tucker Wayland, the Sally Society is a group of women formed to provide education
related to philanthropy, to inspire women to become leaders in philanthropy, and to
demonstrate the impact of philanthropic endeavors on the projects and programs of
Wayland Baptist University.
Membership is open to all women with a desire to support Wayland, with annual dues
of $1000, payable in installments or in a lump sum. Members of the Sally Society choose
a project each year to support with their dues as well as proceeds from the annual
Power of the Purse auction events, held in April in Plainview and in the fall in Lubbock.
Gifts left to Wayland through estate plans, charitable trusts and other means can
be directed to any area within our university at your discretion. Contact a development
officer to discuss options.