Seniors for Students

This campaign ended on May 15, 2019, but you can still make a gift to Oglethorpe University by clicking here!

Senior Class Gift campaign

OU '19 claims to be the best class. Let’s prove it with the most successful Senior Class Gift campaign.

Who will be helped by my senior class gift?

We're raising money to support fellow students! Your contribution will help to keep students enrolled in OU and on a path to success. Students from two groups will benefit:

                • Students applying to the Student Emergency Assistance Fund

                • DACA students not eligible for federal or state financial aid

What does the Student Emergency Assistance Fund provide?

This fund helps any student who may be at the tipping point of dropping out. It's a safety net to help pay for food, books, rent, utilities, and other living expenses, so students can stay focused on their classes and staying in school.

What is DACA?

In 2012, the U.S. government said it would not deport certain undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. when they were kids. These individuals may apply for and be given temporary permission to stay in the U.S. The program is called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. A person who receives deferred action has permission to stay in the U.S. for a certain period of time.

What is the Seniors for Students campaign goal?

The goal is for each person in the senior class to make a contribution. We're looking for 100 percent participation by May 14, 2019.

How do I make my senior class gift?

Click Give Now and make your donation. It's quick and easy.

For students facing financial hardship, your investment in Seniors for Students can mean the difference between success or never finishing college. Show that you care. Show your Petrel Pride. Give now.  

Then click to share on social media, so all seniors make a senior class gift. 

If you want to support us, but aren't part of the senior class, please click on the Matching Gift option and make your donation there.

Class of ʼ19 is all in! Thanks for supporting this important campaign!


Deon Heavens, Senior Class President

Brad Firchow, Student Body President

Haley Evans, Vice President of Senate

Senior Class Senators:  Ekow Annan, Jalia Killings, Wura Olajide, Tyler Stridiron 

Senior Class Gift Campaign Committee: Caroline Chamberlain, AJ Hunter, Lola Oyinloye


US Donor Map

Class Leaderboard

The Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Students
AffiliationDonorsDollarsGoal (Donors)%
2019 14$1752465.7%
2020 1$52300.4%

Donor affiliations

77% Students

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9% Alumni

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1% Parents

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20% Faculty/Staff

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2% Friends

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Donor list

Ciera,N, Robinson
Monica Beard
Alexander R Oakley
Nichole Reid
Katie Hanley
Hailey A Willman
Estefi McDowell
Nicolette Andrey photoNicolette Andrey
Maria, F, Quintal
Elim Oluwole
Kidist Tolla
Charles H. Kuck
Ashlee Tolbert
Kara D Jones
Mimi C Vanderlinde photoMimi C Vanderlinde
Wesley Johnson
Alex N. Smith
Jalia Killings
Amari B. Holmes
Roderick Maurice Griner
Johnathan, M, Feibus
Cheryl Kates
Jibril T Stapleton
Alexis M Grams
Jake Van Valkenburg
Caroline Chamberlain
Shantae, A, Gibson
Moronfoluwa Olajide
Kaley Brooke Lackey photoKaley Brooke Lackey
Julissa, Canas Escobar
Dylan, M, Harper
Delaney Abood
Delaney Abood
Roderick Trujillo
Mark DeLong
Adam G Sole

Kristy Henry photoKristy Henry matched $20
Amy Palder matched $50
Natalia and Carina Barreto matched $50
Mark DeLong gave $50 because 8 donors made a gift in 19 days.