Baldwin joins MSU annual giving program

Contact: Walt Harrington

Mary Beth Baldwin (Photo by Beth Wynn)

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Bruce native Mary Beth Baldwin is the new associate director of annual giving for the Mississippi State University Foundation. In this position, Baldwin will secure leadership-level annual giving commitments, assist with special campaigns, and focus on specific university programs such as Compass Scholarships.

“Mary Beth brings much enthusiasm to this role, and I am confident she will be a strong asset to the annual giving team as we work to engage more donors in assisting the university each and every year,” said Georgia Carter, director of annual giving.

Baldwin graduated in 2009 from MSU with her bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing, followed by her master’s degree in kinesiology with a concentration in sport administration in 2012.

After attending MSU, Baldwin managed premium seating and hospitality with MSU Athletics while she worked for the Colonnade Group Inc. as suite director. Most recently, she was office manager for Columbus Orthopaedic Clinic’s Starkville location.

Beginning her MSU Foundation work this month, Baldwin looks forward to enhancing the MSU experience for students and alumni.

“I want students to have the opportunities they deserve, and helping alumni learn about all the ways they can invest in the student experience is pivotal,” Baldwin said.

The MSU Annual Fund provides an avenue for donors to support any area of the 140-year-old land-grant institution. Gifts may be designated specifically for a college or school, academic department, scholarship fund or any other area. The program also includes a telefunding center that employs some 20 students to make telephone solicitations of alumni and friends. In addition to solicitations, center staff members work to update MSU Alumni Association records during the contact process. Mississippi State currently has more than 142,000 living alumni.

Baldwin may be contacted at 662-325-5977 or

MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at