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Day to Lead 2016

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Raised toward our $100,000 Goal
518 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on May 22, at 11:59 PM EDT
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Day to Lead 2016


Since Day to Lead the Way ended at midnight on May 10, we have received communications from many wanting to support this special effort. We heard your call and have answered it!  We are extending the Day to Lead the Way campaign through Commencement on May 22, 2016, to give everyone an opportunity to participate and to meet our $100,000 goal.

There is still time to Lead the Way! You can play a vital role in helping us meet our ambitious goal. This is the moment when we need the most generous support from everyone in our Mary Baldwin community to secure the future of our distinctive, small university. This crucial fundraising effort will help us meet critical needs for the implementation of our strategic plan, Mary Baldwin 2020. #lead


On Tuesday, May 10, 2016, Mary Baldwin is holding our third Day to Lead the Way! We’re asking our community to come together during this 24-hour online event in a show of support for Mary Baldwin and our students. Day to Lead the Way gifts will support the Baldwin Fund, Mary Baldwin’s annual fundraising effort, which helps keep tuition costs down and academic standards up. All students benefit from your support. Make your gift now to help us reach our goal! All gifts make a difference, so give what you can today to help support MBC.

What is A Day to Lead the Way?

Your chance to support Mary Baldwin College! Inspire the Mary Baldwin community of alumni and friends to make a gift on May 10. You’ll energize current students as they participate in May Term and inspire our seniors as they prepare to graduate. We’ll be announcing exciting prizes and different opportunities to participate via Facebook and Twitter all day long. Bookmark this page and keep an eye on our social media channels during the event.

We need as many alumni and friends as possible to participate to ensure this year’s event is even more successful than last year’s, and it’s a great excuse to get in touch with your Mary Baldwin friends. Please help spread the word! #day2lead

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Choose a giving level


Honor the Class of 2016

Make a gift in honor of this year’s graduating class, or show your Mary Baldwin spirit by celebrating your class year! An example would be $19.99.


Participate! Make a Difference

Every gift improves Mary Baldwin’s giving participation rate, which in turn raises the university’s profile in national rankings and increases the value of a Mary Baldwin degree.


Giving Gladly

Your gifts really impact the student experience here. For example, 20 gifts of $50 could provide 10 students with free printing for an academic year.


Stepping Up

Collective generosity is powerful. In fiscal year 2015, more than $124,000 was raised from Baldwin Fund gifts of $100 or less.


Celebrate 175 Years

Make a gift in honor of Mary Baldwin’s upcoming 175th Anniversary Celebration, and mark your calendars for an all-alumni homecoming April 20-23, 2017.


Support the Greatest Needs

The Baldwin Fund supports everything from instructional technology and educational resources to student financial aid and scholarships. If 80 people give at this level or above, it could potentially offset the cost of tuition for a student by 75%.


Leading the Way

Gifts of $500 and above demonstrate strong support for Mary Baldwin. You lead by example as a donor, and you open a world of possibilities to our students. If 150 donors give at this level or above, it would fill Grafton Library with the latest text books and educational resources for an academic year.

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