Mary Baldwin University gets $2.25 million in gifts to better learning

Published: Mar. 14, 2018 at 10:38 PM EDT
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Mary Baldwin University (MBU) has recently received pledges totaling $2.25 million that will help support both the institution’s growth and the student experience.

"We're very excited to be kicking off this new campaign for us. It's a 25 million dollar campaign called 'Invest for Impact.' So we're pleased to announce the first gifts towards that campaign which are 2.25 million dollars," said President Dr. Pamela Fox.

A $1 million bequest from internationally acclaimed sculptor Betty Gold will fund scholarships for residential women on the Staunton campus. A pioneer in her field, Gold rose to prominence in the 1970s as a female artist creating monumental, geometric sculptures in a male-dominated field.

Two trustees with the university have also pledged a combined $1.25 million toward the campaign.

"They understand the impact their investment has on Mary Baldwin, and I just want to say, yes we're feeling very pleased with our momentum. And I'm grateful, so grateful, to these donors," said Dr. Fox.

The gift is part of Mary Baldwin’s recently launched $25 million fundraising campaign, Invest for Impact, which seeks to support programmatic and enrollment goals through 2025.

Dr. Fox says they will keep funding programs at the school and hope to expand more programs later this year for the Murphy Deming College.