Mary Baldwin University to Host Second Annual Day of Giving

April 9, 2015

Mary Baldwin University will launch its second annual Day to Lead the Way on April 22, inviting the entire community to show support for the college and today’s students by contributing to the Baldwin Fund within a 24-hour period.Mary Baldwin_DayToLead2015_logo

The online event will reach thousands across social media channels and showcase the wide-ranging support across the Mary Baldwin community from faculty and staff and alumni of all ages to neighbors and other friends of the college.

Last year’s Day to Lead the Way was a resounding and heartwarming success. The Baldwin Fund experienced a record-breaking day of philanthropy, engaging 541 donors and raising $74,000 for the college’s annual fund, which helps retain faculty and advisors, maintain Mary Baldwin’s historic campus and regional centers, support academic scholarships, and enrich student life.

“This year’s event coincides with the beginning of May Term to bring greater awareness to the fact that donor support fuels academic opportunities at Mary Baldwin. We look forward to building on this exciting tradition and inspiring students as they approach Commencement next month,” said Sherri Mylott, Mary Baldwin vice president of Institutional Advancement. “We are confident that this year’s event will be even more successful as we encourage everyone in our community to participate by making a gift.”

The day will feature fun and engaging challenges, special thank-yous for participants, and prizes including Mary Baldwin memorabilia, books by late professor emerita Pat Menk, jewelry by alumna Susan Nolan Palmer ’67, commemorative Mary Baldwin wine glasses by Tracy “Lolita” Burks ’87, and a complimentary stay at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel, to name a few.

To learn more, visit the college’s Facebook page about the event or contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 540-887-7011.