First to Finish

This campaign ended on October 30, 2020, but you can still make a gift to Oglethorpe University by clicking here!

Every Oglethorpe student deserves a chance to soar! First generation students face enormous barriers when striving to get an education. Many have to choose between basic human needs and paying an outstanding tuition bill…

That’s why we’re launching First to Finish.

First to Finish is an Oglethorpe University initiative that promotes social mobility for first generation college students.

By supporting First to Finish, you are helping lighten the financial load, which is one of the main reasons many first generation students do not finish college. Our goal is to have an impact for as many students in need as possible so we can see them make it to commencement.

Will you join us today in supporting First to Finish? Gifts of all sizes make a difference.

Note, if you prefer to mail a check, please send to:

Oglethorpe University

Office of Development

4484 Peachtree Rd, NE

Atlanta, GA 30319



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The Petrel Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni
1987 1$1003.3%
1988 1$203.3%
1989 1$503.3%
1997 1$4003.3%
2003 1$1003.3%
2006 1$1003.3%
2009 1$253.3%
2010 2$3506.7%
2011 1$303.3%
2012 1$303.3%
2013 2$406.7%
2014 2$1106.7%
2017 2$2506.7%
2018 2$956.7%
2019 2$506.7%

Donor affiliations

50% Alumni

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5% Parents

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17% Faculty/Staff

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36% Friends

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Donor list

Trisha stefani
Tim Springstead
Madeline Rose
Marcella Rose
Doug Rose
Marianne Springstead-Rose
Saurav Bhandary
Marisa Atencio
Scott T. Haight
Chelcie J Rowell
Filia Trejo-Hernandez
Bridgette Beato
Shannon Springstead
L & J Cripps
Barbara Evans
Karen Payne
Jerry Huber
David M. Springstead
Kerri Dawkins
Christopher, M, Fernandez
Alexandria Hadd
Scott D McAdoo
Wayne S. Soloway
Rebecca McConnell
Lisanne E Edelman
Dianne Glennie
Robert M Kane
Helen T McSwain
Arman Niknafs
Sharon Springstead
Randy Roberson
Eli Arnold
Maura Springstead
Kathryn Henderson
Kathryn Henderson

Robert M Kane matched $500
An Anonymous Donor matched $150
Kristy Henry photoKristy Henry gave $30 because 10 donors made a gift in 14 days.
Kathryn Henderson gave $100 because 10 donors made a gift in 37 days.

If you share the campaign, we'll give you a shoutout in the alumni e-news and on our social media!


If you can get 10 donors to make a gift through your link, we'll send you an OU swag bag!