MBU STAFFERS WERE so busy greeting and chatting with students in the Hunt Dining Hall foyer at this year’s annual Day of Giving they momentarily lost track of the fundraising thermometer.
When the event came to a close they were awestruck by the results: 531 MBU family members from 39 states teamed up to donate nearly a half-million dollars in support of the university! The $466,043 outpouring bested goals for the day and eclipsed last year’s total by almost $50,000. The money supports the Empowers Fund, a $50 million comprehensive campaign focused on directly supporting student-centered priorities like scholarships, academics, and programming.
“This is a powerful testimony to the strength and dedication of our Mary Baldwin community,” said President Pamela R. Fox. “I would like to personally thank all of our generous donors for enabling this remarkable institution to continue to provide our students with a highly personalized education that is engineered to empower them to live deeply meaningful lives filled with personal and professional success.”