Houston Baptist University is forever indebted to the women of The Guild. The organization has served HBU students and has furthered the institution as a whole since 1974. The Guild Silver Tea is an HBU tradition which began in 1992. The annual event draws friends of the University who value its mission. This spring’s event was hosted by Diana and Todd Brock, and chaired by Jennifer Ferguson, Marsha Eckermann and Debra Perich. Proceeds from the Silver Tea will go to graduate education and theology scholarships.
The Guild Installation in May at Morris House represented the celebration of The Guild’s philanthropy and the passing of the leadership baton. The Guild is comprised of dedicated, Christian women who give of their time and resources to support the mission of HBU, and to provide graduate scholarships for education and theology students. The Guild has raised more than $1.8 million for scholarships and other University projects. Outgoing President Ruth Draper, who served in the role for two years, welcomed new president, Cheryl Kaminski, along with the other executive board and board members, and committee chairs.
Dr. Robert B. Sloan, HBU president, thanked the attendees for their work. “When people give, it makes a huge difference in the lives of students,” he said. “These scholarships touch the lives of people who, in turn, touch others’ lives. Thanks to all of you for all that The Guild does. Thank you for the hours you spend helping and interacting with students.”