Despite the cascading consequences of a global pandemic, MBU’s steadfast donors have demonstrated a remarkable level of support for the university and its students. As the University Advancement team closed the books on fiscal year 2020, which ended on July 1, they tracked impressive results for both unrestricted annual giving to the Baldwin Fund and for the MBU Empowers Campaign as a whole.
Since the campaign started in 2017, donors have contributed $13.4 million to date to MBU Empowers — amounting to 53.6% of the $25 million goal — to help launch the potential of a generation of Mary Baldwin students, as they navigate the current crisis and emerge stronger through the combined power of the MBU family.
MBU Empowers got a strong start from Impact Investors and other committed friends under the auspices of MBU’s prior campaign effort, Invest for Impact, giving the university a head start of more than $10 million toward its $25 million goal. The university officially announced the realigned and rebranded MBU Empowers Campaign on May 7.