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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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Thank You For Leading the Way. Help Us Share the News: There's Still Time to Give!

May 13, 2016

It is truly inspiring to see so many turn out to support Mary Baldwin, propelling this special institution into its next stage of evolution. By giving during Day to Lead the Way, you showed your love for Mary Baldwin, your belief in our mission, and a commitment to its thriving future. Thank you. We are incredibly grateful for your support. The gifts you made on May 10th will help us meet critical needs for the implementation of our strategic plan, Mary Baldwin 2020.

Since Day to Lead the Way ended, we have received communications from many expressing a desire to support this special effort, and we have decided to extend the campaign through Commencement on May 22, 2016, to give everyone an opportunity to participate.

Please help us spread the word that there is still time to Lead the Way! You play a vital role in helping us, as we have another opportunity to meet our $100,000 goal. Share this email and upcoming social media posts with your friends and family. Also, I ask you to consider an additional gift in honor of Day to Lead the Way to help us reach our critical goal. This is the moment to give May Baldwin your most generous support.

Thank you for continuing to set an example of compassion and leadership for our students. Your investment in Mary Baldwin is already creating life-changing opportunities — for students today and for generations to come.


Dr. Pamela Fox


Thank You For Your Generosity!

May 11, 2016

No one says thank you better than our phenomenal students. They wanted to share a warm thank you with each and every donor who came out to support Mary Baldwin today. We appreciate all you've done today. Mary Baldwin remains a vibrant institution because of our community, and for that we are forever grateful.  

Donors, Help Us Pump Up the Momentum for a Strong Finish!

May 10, 2016

Time for Day to Lead the Way is running out, and we need your help in rallying support so we can finish strong! You are instrumental in helping us ramp up the excitement to keep the momentum going.

Please take this opportunity to contact your friends and family and encourage them to support Mary Baldwin. Every donation makes a difference. Share our posts, create your own wonderful ones, and let's do this!

We appreciate your help so much. Thank you!

President Fox Matched Your Gifts. Thank You for Your Support!

May 10, 2016

48 Donors gave during President Fox's matching challenge for Day to Lead the Way. Thank you so much for your support! The matching challenge hour was a wonderful way to further the reach of your generosity. A big thank you to all donors who have come out so far to Lead the Way today!

A Message from Alumna, Tracy "Lolita" Burks Healy

May 10, 2016

Please enjoy this video from Tracy "Lolita" Burks Healy '87, this year's Commencement speaker and a project leader for Day to Lead the Way.

You Support a Rigorous Academic Environment at Mary Baldwin

May 10, 2016

Please enjoy a sampling of some of this year's Capstone projects at Mary Baldwin College. 

The Capstone Festival gives outstanding seniors an opportunity to present their scholarly and artistic works to the wider campus community and the public. Students may be nominated for their senior projects, honors projects, or special sponsored projects. All nominations must be made by MBC faculty. The high quality and breadth of research, scholarship, and creative activities on display is a testament to our historic commitment to academic excellence and a celebration of our future.

Thank you for Leading the Way today. Take it from these students — your support is empowering.

President Fox is Offering a Matching Challenge This Hour!

May 10, 2016

Hi everyone,

Thank you so much for supporting A Day to Lead the Way! We just wanted to share that President Pamela Fox is offering a matching challenge this hour. Gifts made before 2 p.m. will be matched, doubling the impact of your generosity.

As we embark on our 175th year at Mary Baldwin, there are many goals to accomplish ahead of us. Your support helps us every step of the way. We are incredibly grateful. Thank you!


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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