Class of 2019 Gift to Baylor
The Class of 2019 has seen some amazing things happen at Baylor since we started here as freshmen. From McLane Stadium to the Rosenbalm Fountain we have been blessed to see what Baylor's alumni and friends have made possible for us to enjoy while we attend Baylor. Which is why we decided to have the Class of 2019 Legacy gift enhance the Rosenbalm Fountain with the addition of light towers installed in the surrounding plaza. These towers will provide electrical outlets and additional safety lights around the fountain. Each tower is approximately $3,728 with a goal of purchasing 4 that would remain active for future generations of Baylor Students who wish to study by the fountain.
We are very close to reaching our goal; and we need just a little more help from you, our classmates and peers, in fulfilling our vision. Please join me in making this unique gift a reality at Baylor University.
Rosenbalm Fountain - The Rosenbalm Fountain was dedicated on Fountain Mall Oct. 24, a stunning 46 by 61 foot water display that is part of a larger renovation to make Fifth Street through campus more pedestrian-friendly. Fifth Street has long been mostly for pedestrians, a traditional city street blocked off to all but emergency vehicles and special event traffic. Now, it takes on a pedestrian plaza look, beautifying the campus along with the fountain (yet still accessible for emergency vehicles and Homecoming Parade traffic). This fountain and plaza present a striking new centerpiece in the heart of the historic Baylor campus. It is just steps away from the historic Burleson Quadrangle and Old Main, as well as Pat Neff Hall, a symbol of how Baylor University continues to move forward while also honoring our historic roots as the largest Baptist institution of higher learning and oldest continually-operating University in Texas.
It was made possible by a gift from Dr. Thomas Rosenbalm (BS '50, MS '51), a longtime Houston physician and Air Force veteran. Dr. Rosenbalm gave the gift to honor his parents. He said that it was his parents, Clarence and Claudia Rosenbalm, whose sacrifices and encouragement made it possible for him to attend Baylor and realize his aspirations, and he made the gift as a tangible sign to honor their investment in his life.
*Monies raised in excess of the funds needed to complete this project will be used to help endowed the Student Care and Wellness Fund.