2024 Senior Class Gift

40% of 200 Donor goal
This campaign ends on June 30 at 11:59PM EDT
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As you prepare to graduate, following in the steps of the 179 OWU classes ahead of you, we hope you take a few moments to recognize the passion and dedication that has led you to this milestone in your academic career - your senior year. The Senior Class Gift is a symbolic step in the transition from student into OWU alumni and continues a long-standing alumni tradition.

Your gift:

  • Allows you to give back to OWU in a way that is important and meaningful to YOU! You can direct your gift to your favorite department, program, or other area supported by Annual Giving. 
  • Helps cement your legacy in the Class of 2024, as all participating seniors will be recognized in the donor section of the Commencement program

Help boost OWU’s rankings in U.S. News and World Report. The percentage of alumni who give back to their alma mater (not the amount of the gift!) positively impacts a school’s ranking. This affects the value of your degree as you’re searching for a job and pursuing higher education. We invested four years of our time, dedication, and money into OWU--now it’s time to make it count!

Honor the Class of 2024, receive a senior philanthropy cord for commencement, and have the opportunity to share your appreciation of a member of OWU’s faculty or staff community.

Lead the charge to be invited to a special donor event closer to commencement and recognized as a Leadership level donor in the Commencement program.

Show your gratitude for your OWU experience to be invited to a special donor event closer to commencement and recognized as a Leadership level donor in the Commencement program. 

We understand that these are uncertain times for everyone, including your families. Any amount you’d feel comfortable giving would be greatly appreciated. 

We hope that you will reflect on your own OWU experience and remember the professors, friendships, and moments that made an impact on you. Your contribution to the 2024 Class Gift is just one of the many ways to celebrate your days at OWU.

Pick Up Your Student Philanthropy Honor Cords at Countdown to Commencement

69 days ago by Emily Creasap
Join the flock!

We would be tickled pink if you participated in your senior class gift! Your donation supports an area that is meaningful to YOU while showing unity as the Class of 2024. This week only, help us grow the flock with a gift of $5 or more and a flamingo will be added to the lawn. Already made your Senior Class Gift? Find your flamingo for a great photo opportunity!

97 days ago by Emily Creasap
The first official class gift has been made!

Huge thanks to Chris Nagel who was the first to contribute to the Class of 2024 Senior Class Gift! Thank you for giving back to OWU so we can continue to provide meaningful experiences and opportunities for the next generation of Bishops.

Want to be next? You can choose to participate with a gift of any size to an area that is meaningful to you. Academic departments, athletics teams, scholarships... Show some love to what matters to you!

269 days ago by Emily Creasap
Why should I consider donating to student scholarships?

With 97% of OWU students receiving scholarships and financial aid, it is very important we continue the tradition of philanthropy to ensure that future students benefit from the same experience we did.

Tuition only covers 47% of the actual cost of an OWU education, so gifts from alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff, and students, are essential to cover the gap. 

347 days ago by Emily Creasap

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