Launching potential since 1842

Launching potential since 1842

Launching potential since 1842

It’s about creating energy. Leveraging momentum. It’s setting tomorrow into motion today.

MBU Empowers is a comprehensive campaign with a $25 million goal. All gifts to MBU in the course of this multi-year effort will count toward the MBU Empowers campaign, resulting in a single, integrated fundraising initiative that will help launch the next generation of purpose-driven Mary Baldwin graduates.

MBU Empowers reflects a realignment and rebranding of the Invest for Impact campaign. Thanks to Impact Investors and other committed friends who gave generously under the auspices of that effort, Mary Baldwin has a head start of more than $10 million toward its $25 million goal.


The #MBUfamily extends its heartfelt gratitude to these committed supporters who embody the spirit of the spring, ensuring a strong start for MBU Empowers.

Donor Stewardship

Membership in the Lifetime Giving Societies is Mary Baldwin University’s most prestigious donor recognition honoring the leadership and extraordinary support of alumni, friends, faculty and staff. Individuals are inducted into one of five societies named in honor of milestone years throughout Mary Baldwin’s history. Individuals become members based on their outright, cumulative giving over time to the university. Cumulative giving is calculated based on gifts received through the fiscal year ending June 30.

MBU thanks the Impact Investors listed below and other committed friends who gave generously during the Invest for Impact Campaign. The Impact Investors are now reflected in the Lifetime Giving Societies which can be accessed by selecting “view donor stewardship levels”.

Pioneer impact investors ($1,000,000+)

Bertie Murphy Deming Smith ’46
Gabby Gelzer McCree ’83 and Donald McCree III
Betty Gold

The Grafton Society

Distinguished Impact Investors ($100,000 – $999,999)

Peter Worth

Yum Arnold ’69
Donna Smith ’70
Jane Miller ’76

Charlie and Mickey Shuford

Rea Charitable Trust

Mary McDermott

Class of 1969

Impact investors ($25,000-$99,999)

Anna Kate ’63 and Hayne Hipp
Maria Acar ’82 and the Class of ’82

Bebe Heiner

Annabel Barber ’81
Bev Bates ’64
Suzie Maltz ’75
Kathy Smallwood ’75
John and Ann Bowles
Kellie Warner ’90

Peter Johnson

Betty Brandon ’43
Elizabeth “Betsy” Boggs Freund ’76

Class of 1964

Class of 1979

Margaret de St. Aubin, ’81
Kevin Walsh and Robyn McNeil