When Bertie Murphy Deming Smith ’46 gave $15 million to Mary Baldwin in 2011, her gift transformed the university, making it possible to respond to the needs of students and society by offering doctoral, master’s, and bachelor’s degrees in a wide range of high-demand health sciences disciplines. It was the largest gift in Mary Baldwin’s history.
Today, MBU announced that Smith has pledged another $25 million, a legacy gift that demonstrates her continuing belief in the future of her alma mater. MBU President Pamela R. Fox said Smith’s investment will serve as inspiration to other donors who support both the history and the vision of MBU.
“Mrs. Smith remains a visionary advocate whose leadership and philanthropy have, over and over again, nourished our mission and turned aspirations into reality,” Fox said at today’s announcement ceremony. “It is not an exaggeration to state that the Mary Baldwin of today is measured by Mrs. Smith’s dedication and wisdom.”