Texas Tidbits: Carroll Institute honors supporters

Carroll Institute honors supporters. The B.H. Carroll Theological Institute honored two key supporters at its June 3 convocation at First Baptist Church in Lewisville. Philanthropist Babs Baugh of San Antonio and Joan Trew of Fort Worth received the institute’s President’s Award. Baugh and her family’s foundation endowed the institute’s Oxford studies program. Trew, chair of Williams Trew Real Estate in Fort Worth, serves as chair of the institute’s board of governors.

Wayland receives $1 million gift. Country music entertainer, sausage entrepreneur and Plainview native Jimmy Dean and his wife, Donna, gave $1 million to Wayland Baptist University’s Second Century Campaign. The Deans, who live near Richmond, Va., designated $25,000 for the Jimmy and Donna Dean Endowed Scholarship in memory of his late mother, Ruth Taylor Dean. Dean also expressed interest in assistance for the Museum of the Llano Estacado, where a display of photos and memorabilia from his career recently was completed and displays of other local notables is planned. The remainder of the funds will be used in the campaign at the university’s discretion. The Second Century Campaign has a $14 million fund-raising goal for projects, including a new religion building and missions center, renovations to Harral Auditorium, expansion of the fine arts space, endowment dollars and campus enhancements. 

Corrected report published. Due to a production error, the quarterly report of Texas Baptist cooperative missions giving published in the May 26 print edition of the Baptist Standard contained data from the last quarter of 2007, not the first quarter of 2008. The corrected quarterly report for Jan. 1 to March 31 appears in the current print edition on pages 20-23.

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