$823,835

granted

227

course participants

12

classes offered

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UniversityCourseStudents Enrolled
Baylor UniversityFall 2014Philanthropy & the Public GoodDepartments: Civic Education and Community ServiceAndrew Hogue28 students
Baylor UniversitySpring 2015Philanthropy & the Public GoodDepartments: Civic Education and Community ServiceAndrew Hogue20 students
Baylor UniversityFall 2015Philanthropy & the Public GoodDepartments: Philanthropy & Public ServiceAndrew Hogue21 students
Baylor UniversitySpring 2016Philanthropy & the Public GoodDepartments: Philanthropy & Public ServiceAndrew Hogue19 students
Baylor UniversitySpring 2017Philanthropy & the Public GoodDepartments: Philanthropy & Public ServiceAndrew Hogue15 students
Baylor UniversitySpring 2018Philanthropy & the Public GoodDepartments: Philanthropy & Public ServiceCharles McDaniel16 students
Baylor UniversityFall 2018Philanthropy & the Public GoodDepartments: Philanthropy & Public ServiceAndrew Hogue20 students
Baylor UniversitySpring 2019Philanthropy & the Public GoodDepartments: Philanthropy & Public ServiceAndrew Hogue16 students
Baylor UniversityFall 2019Philanthropy & the Public GoodDepartments: Philanthropy & Public ServiceAndrew Hogue, Jeremy Vickers, Holly Burchett18 students
Baylor UniversityFall 2020Philanthropy & the Public GoodDepartments: Philanthropy & Public ServiceJeremy Vickers, Holly Burchett16 students
Baylor UniversityFall 2021Philanthropy & the Public GoodDepartments: Philanthropy & Public ServiceHector Sabido, Harris House19 students
Baylor UniversityFall 2016Philanthropy & the Public GoodDepartments: Philanthropy & Public ServiceAndrew Hogue19 students
Cuevas Peacock

Cuevas Peacock is a community builder with dreams of becoming a poet, for he was once told that they are life’s last true teachers. Hailing from Port Arthur, Texas, the only place where oil and water mixes, Cuevas serves as the Associate Director of Community Relations-Capacity and Cultural Wealth at Baylor University. The Office of External Affairs provides campus-wide infrastructure for coordinating, supporting, and advancing community-focused engagement to leverage the university’s collective influence towards promoting positive social and economic change. Through his work, Cuevas is responsible for supporting community engagement work by assisting opportunities to learn, dialogue, and engage on race equity, cultural diversity, and ethnic conversations that reflect an inclusive and equal understanding of these topics for the campus community and external community. Additionally, Cuevas works to strategically build capacity into the local non-profit sector through building programs, providing trainings, and aligning resources.

Cuevas remains active in the community through serving on numerous non-profit boards and city committees which align with his desire to see a more equitable Waco. He lives by the words of late author Toni Morrison, “If you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else.”

The class gives formal presentations at end of each semester to the Solid Gold Neighbor Advisory Council and guests (Magnolia Foundation, Aramark Giving Council)

Students write handwritten thank you letters to donors

Three phase grant-making process

  • Phase 1: students work independently to nominate 4 orgs each (68 total)
  • Phase 2: students narrow to 27 orgs and work in teams of 1-2 (three orgs for each student) to further research/present orgs to Board
  • Phase 3: students narrow to 8 orgs and work in teams of 4-5 (two orgs for each student) to further research/present orgs to Board, write briefing books

Skype interview with org leader (in place of site visit) if org is NOT in Waco

Students write final Capstone Essay (includes “philanthropic ethic” which is like a giving goal – how they plan to be philanthropic moving forward)

Final Board meeting

  • First session in class
  • Second session later that night – meet as long as it takes to make decisions

7 “Discussion Points” throughout semester

  • Assignments based on class readings – to prep for class discussion

Preform a “Project Premortem” – a method that helps teams identify risks at the outset of the course.

Asks students to meet the level of professionalism in the class by dressing in business or business-casual attire each week.

Media

Latest News

January 20, 2022

Seven Community Nonprofits Receive $79,500 in Total Grants Through Baylor’s Philanthropy and the Public Good Class

November 15, 2021

Philanthropy course attempts to burst the Baylor bubble

January 20, 2021

Seven Community Nonprofits Receive $90,000 in Grants Through Baylor’s Philanthropy and the Public Good Class

Student Testimonials

This course helped to differentiate charity and philanthropy in my mind. Initially, I understood philanthropy to be a non-sustainable, charitable gift that helped temporarily; however, I now understand that great philanthropy leads to sustainable life transformation.

Jack SteadmanBaylor University

The lessons learned through this course go beyond academics and into the arenas of morality, ethics, and religion. I am honored to have been a part of this endeavor and I hope that many after me have the chance to take this course as well.

Audrey MirasolaBaylor University

My view on generosity has changed because of this course, and I now know I’ll be a better steward of my time, talent, and treasure moving forward. This is one of the only classes I’ve had at Baylor that I can confidently say has changed me as a person. Thank you for making that possible.

Jordan GriffinBaylor University

Our class learned so much about how important it is to give to those less fortunate than us, communicating respectfully in a board setting, and determining how to do the most good with what we have been blessed with, all while looking deeper into what it takes to make a non-profit organization successful. I am so honored for this experience, and I thank you so much for your generosity in allowing us to be a part of something bigger than ourselves.

Bailey HavisBaylor University

My own philanthropic outlook has been challenged and strengthened through this course, and I look forward to watching Baylor and Waco continue to be made better as I did the same.

Corryn SloanBaylor University

Personally I have discovered how much I have to offer and what an impact that I can make on my community.

Ben LeBlancBaylor University

From researching non-profits in Waco to visiting them in person, I gained a new understanding about the world of non-profits and the incredible work being done in Waco to serve the people in our city.

Kiersten AalfsBaylor University