Eaves Honored at AFP Meeting

November 9, 2012

LUBBOCK – Representatives from Wayland Baptist University attended the 17th annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon at the Lubbock Country Club on Thursday, where longtime Wayland supporters Cary and Sally Eaves were recognized for their contributions to and support of the school and its mission.

In a prepared statement that was read in recognition of the Eaves, university officials said, “Wayland Baptist University has no better friends and supporters than Carey and Sally Eaves. They are a complete package as they generously volunteer their time, share their resources and truly support every aspect of the university.”

A longtime, Plainview businessman, Cary, who graduated from West Texas A&M, is a partner in the Morgan-Eaves Agency. Sally, who graduated from Wayland in 1975, currently serves as a member of the WBU Board of Trustees. She is also president of the Association of Former Students and a charter member of The Sally Society, a women’s philanthropy group at Wayland.

“Every university should be so fortunate to have the energy and enthusiasm of Carey and Sally Eaves working on their behalf. For their loyal and committed efforts, Wayland Baptist University is honored to recognize this humble, gracious couple for their extraordinary, philanthropic spirit.”

The Eaves were among a group that was recognized for their philanthropic spirit at the annual event held by Lubbock Area Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Along with the honorees recognized by individual organizations, the AFP chapter also recognized Texas Tech Chancellor Kent Hance as the 2012 Outstanding Philanthropist. Scott Cooksey, who works for Texas Tech, was named the 2012 Outstanding Fundraising Professional. KOHL’s was recognized as the Outstanding Philanthropic Organization, and Kay and Tommy Davis were named the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraisers for their work with the YWCA of Lubbock.