New Director of Major Gifts Chosen

December 6, 2001

E. Lindsay Jones has been named the new director of major gifts for the Mary Baldwin University Development office. When not traveling for the college, Jones will be working from offices in Warrenton, VA, and at the college in Staunton.

A Mary Baldwin graduate, Jones returns to the college with 22 years of experience in major-gifts fundraising for higher education. She began at the University of Virginia, first as director of foundation relations, moving on to executive director of the Jeffersonian Restoration Advisory Board, and then campaign director for foundation gifts.

In 1986, Jones joined Brown University as director of the Providence, R.I., institution’s New York regional development office, which she managed for 11 years, concentrating on major gifts from individuals. Jones has also been manager of major gifts for the campaign for the New York Public Library and a fundraising consultant to the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C., working with the Montpelier Foundation in Orange, VA.

Jones earned a B.A. in English from Mary Baldwin University and an M.A. in English from the University of Virginia. She is completing a degree in horticulture at Northern Virginia Community College. While a student at Mary Baldwin, Jones spent a semester abroad at Wroxton College, Oxfordshire, England. She has also done independent study at The British Institute of Florence, Florence, Italy.

Mary Baldwin University, with a main campus in Staunton, VA, and five regional centers, excels in providing leadership training, character development and career preparation with a strong academic foundation. A multi-faceted liberal arts college, Mary Baldwin offers three residential programs for women – the Traditional Program for Women, the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted, and the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership – as well as coeducational, non-residential bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Mary Baldwin offers the B.A. and/or the B.S. in 32 majors, the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with K-8 emphasis, the Master of Letters (M.Litt.) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in Performance, and post-graduate teaching licensure (PGTL). The oldest women’s college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., Mary Baldwin was founded in 1842 and was the first women’s college to be granted a circle of the national leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa. It is one of only 262 colleges and universities to shelter a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society.