Every gift to the MBU Empowers Campaign, regardless of its size, cements Mary Baldwin’s legacy of empowering students and helps launch lives of purpose for decades to come.

Baldwin Fund

If our campus home, our MBU community, and our shared experience form the coils of the spring that launches our students, the Baldwin Fund supplies the tension that powers the spring. Your campaign gift to the Baldwin Fund enables our leadership to respond to a dynamic and changing campus in real time, providing resources for recruiting and retaining promising faculty members, reimbursing the cost of an internship, and ensuring that our students and our university continue to prosper in times of unforeseen challenges. Your gift to this campaign priority will have the greatest, most immediate impact.

Campaign Priorities

In the months to come, these causes will be critical to continuing the upward trajectory of not only our students, but our university itself. Gifts in support of these MBU Empowers initiatives will ensure that Mary Baldwin continues to nurture and unleash greatness in deserving young women and men.

MBU student smiling for a photo

Student scholarships and support

MBU student lifting weights at the Physical Activities Center

Expansion of the Physical Activities Center

MBU VWIL students carrying the flags

Construction of the center for leadership

MBU students working in Carpenter Hall

Carpenter Hall Renovation

MBU students working in Grafton library

Creation of Grafton Library Learning Commons

Stocks and Bonds

Giving securities (stocks and bonds) to Mary Baldwin University provides double tax savings: You can deduct the average of the high/low value of the securities on the date of the gift and avoid capital gains tax on the appreciation.

A gift of appreciated securities, held for more than one year, entitles you to a charitable income tax deduction in the year you complete the gift. You can use the deduction to offset up to 30% of your adjusted gross income. Any deduction exceeding the 30% limit is carried forward for up to five additional years. You may also donate securities you have held for less than one year, but your deduction will typically be based on what you paid for the securities. In accordance with the IRS regulations, the date of the gift will be the date that Mary Baldwin University assumes ownership of the shares. For crediting purposes, the value is determined as the average of the high and low listings (for the stock) on that date. For advice and assistance in specific cases, the services of an attorney or other professional advisor should be obtained.

Securities can support everything from annual fund gifts to life income gifts. For assistance with transferring securities, please call the Office of University Advancement at 800-622-4255.

How do I transfer

Contact your broker or banker to advise them that you wish to give securities to Mary Baldwin University.

You need to specify the type of stock, number of shares you are donating, whether your gift is to be unrestricted or for a specific purpose, and the date by which the gift should be transferred.

To transfer the securities electronically, your broker or banker will need the following information:

Mary Baldwin’s broker: Truist Financial Services
DTC Number: 0226 Clearing Firm: NFS
Account Name: Mary Baldwin University
Account Number: WA7-089458
Send to the attention of W. Stuart Farmer, Jr.
Phone Number: 804-780-3207
University’s tax ID number: 54-0506-319

Call the Office of University Advancement at 800-622-4255 to notify the University of the Transfer Details in order to properly credit your gift. Because DTC information often does not include the name of the owner of the assets, stocks sent without advance notification cannot be matched to the transfers, and we must return them electronically with a request for the identity of the donor.

Endowment gifts

Endowments are forever. That’s what makes them so powerful. Endowments are unending funding streams that guarantee timeless support for what’s most important to you, the donor. Each year, 5% of the endowment goes directly to priorities designated by donors. That conservative withdrawal means the endowment will never disappear — which means it will continue feeding the university for generations to come. Endowments enable the university to look to the future with confidence that it will always have resources to discover and explore, to share knowledge, and to serve communities and families. Because of that, the value of an endowment is far more than the initial gift. The funds it generates are endless.

Learn more: To learn more about endowment giving, please contact the Office of University Advancement, or 540-887-7011.

Let’s talk

Have a question about giving options, Campaign initiatives, or anything else about MBU Empowers? MBU’s Advancement leaders would love to talk with you.

image of Charles E. "Chuck" Davis III

Charles E. "Chuck" Davis III

Vice President of University Advancement

Megan McAllister Portrait

Megan McAllister '18, M.Ed.

Director of Annual Philanthropy

Mary Cohill Harvey

Mary Cohill Harvey

Associate Vice President and Campaign Director

“These are times that lead us to reflect on the people, places, and experiences that shaped us. For a countless number of our alumni and friends, the MBU Empowers Campaign provides an opportunity for exactly that. It’s a way to ensure that today’s students receive the same support that enabled so many of our graduates to fulfill their potential and launch lives of purpose.”
Pamela R. Fox