I can't express how happy I am that we exceeded our fundraising goal for the Mary Julia Baldwin bed restoration. Thank you. Thank you for sharing in my enthusiasm, excitement, and dedication. Your generosity means this prized university antique will be carefully restored in honor of a truly inspiring leader.
Even more than a century after her death, Mary Julia still serves as a role model. During our 175th anniversary kick-off on August 31st, President Fox referred to her as "our Thomas Jefferson, our James Madison," and the fact that I will be able to incorporate her legacy into the Alumnae House means a great deal.
I filmed this short video after learning that we had met our goal, and I share it today as a demonstration of my gratitude.
Once the restoration is underway, I will update you again, and of course, I will let you know once the bed is moved to the Alumnae House.
Katherine Jackson Anderson '80