We Are OWU 2021

1,113
Donors
60% of 1,842 Donor goal
$440,277
Donated
This campaign ended on February 19, 2021, but you can still make a gift to Ohio Wesleyan University by clicking here!
Matches
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Carrie Lippert Reinhardt photoDave Reinhardt matched $50



Candace Griffith photoCandace Griffith matched $50

Dr. Jennifer Magro  photoDr. Jennifer Magro matched $100

Laurie Patton photoLaurie Patton matched $100

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $100

An Anonymous DonorTess Ireland Hallinan matched $100

Trevor Hawley photoTrevor Hawley matched $500

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $600

An Anonymous DonorMike Brockfield & Traci Kennedy-Brockfield matched $921


An Anonymous DonorJonathan Woods matched $120

An Anonymous DonorEllen Simpson matched $350

An Anonymous DonorSarah Ressler Wright matched $1,842

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $15,000

An Anonymous DonorEvan Corns matched $15,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $100,000
Incentives
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Generate 5 gifts and receive an autographed photo of Bob Bishop!

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Generate 10 gifts and receive an Ohio Wesleyan pennant!

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Generate 20 gifts and receive a Plush Bishop Mascot and a personal thank you call from President Rock Jones!
About

Our diverse backgrounds, interests, talents, and careers weave to tell the story of Ohio Wesleyan. Every piece of the fabric matters. It will take our whole OWU community to enable the next generation of students to have an outstanding experience, and our community, ultimately, is you.

For 1,842 minutes, you can show your individual support for OWU by making a gift to:

  • Ensure college remains affordable for every OWU student, despite an increase in need;
  • Provide essential campus experiences, including athletics and campus programming;
  • and, yes, make sure all this happens safely on campus amidst the ongoing pandemic. 

Your gift of any size will help the university provide the best of what OWU has to offer while meeting students where they are. Plus, thanks to a generous donor, your gift will be matched $1 for $1, up to $100,000, for twice the impact! 

Can we count on you to be one of the 1,842?


Don’t forget—Annual Giving Program gifts through We Are OWU count toward class giving totals!

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Updates
The results are in!


Thank you, Bishops, for continuing to create the story of Ohio Wesleyan! See the results from this year's record-breaking giving day in the above video.

733 days ago by Makenna Daniels
You came through for Ohio Wesleyan


Wow. Thank you for participating in We Are OWU! We continue to count the totals, but it’s obvious we could count on you! 

This is a year to stretch our goals. We knew reaching 1,842 donors was an ambitious objective, but we wanted to aim high, and you really stretched with us. Thank you! Your gift enhances the OWU experience for students so that they may also aim high in their endeavors.

We’ve had a lot of fun this week, and we’re so happy you could join us. Together, We Are OWU.

761 days ago by Makenna Daniels
We're in the home stretch


There are only 3 hours left of We Are OWU! Watch the video for a special message from OWU President Rock Jones.

Don't wait - you don't want to miss being one of the 1,842. Every gift makes a difference for OWU students!

761 days ago by Makenna Daniels
It's a Great Day to be a Bishop!

Don't miss your chance to secure the It's a Great Day to be a Bishop Match! Ohio Wesleyan Life Trustee Evan Corns ’59 is matching an additional $25 for every donor who makes a gift today, up to $15,000!

The match is going fast, so make sure to be one of the next 343 donors to amplify your impact!

761 days ago by Makenna Daniels
Bob Bishop's We Are OWU Trivia


How well do you know OWU? Check out today's trivia highlights!

We Are OWU!

762 days ago by Makenna Daniels
A new match is live!

WOW! At the start of the giving campaign, Ohio Wesleyan announced an anonymous donor who would match $1 for $1 for the first $100,000. Thanks to your generosity, we've fully met that match in just five hours! 

Now, there are additional anonymous donors who will match another $25 for every donor who makes a gift of any amount before 6:42 p.m. EST tomorrow, up to $15,000. Their philanthropic support means your gift will still be amplified! 

We Are OWU!

762 days ago by Julia Hatfield
We're off to a great start!

We Are OWU is off to a great start! We're taking over campus and having a blast learning how much Ohio Wesleyan has impacted students' lives. 

Don't miss out! Make your gift today to provide students with the resources they need to succeed!

762 days ago by Makenna Daniels
1981: The 40 for 40 Match Continues!

Can you believe it’s been forty years since you graduated from Ohio Wesleyan?! In honor of this milestone, your 40th Reunion Committee has created a “40 for 40” match to challenge the class to support OWU. All gifts this year will be matched $1 for $1, up to $40,000!

Plus, when you give through We Are OWU, you leverage your class match and additional matches only available now, including the $1 for $1 We Are OWU match! Make your gift today to multiply your impact and show that 1981 will rise to the challenge!

763 days ago by Makenna Daniels
Thank you, We Are OWU Crew!

Only 1 day left before We Are OWU kicks off! Several members of our OWU community have already stepped up to offer their support. This year's We Are OWU Crew, in particular, has worked steadily behind the scenes to support We Are OWU. Thank you, Crew!

763 days ago by Makenna Daniels
Hey 1988, Don't forget about the Simons Challenge!

We Are OWU is your chance to leverage not one, but two matches! Class of '88 gifts will not only be matched $1 for $1 by We Are OWU's anonymous donor, but new and increased gifts will also be matched $2 for $1 by your classmate, Tom Simons '88 and his wife Lorraine McCann Simons '90! Multiply your impact, unlock these matching gift dollars, and help 1988 reach the top of the leaderboard. Together, we can make a difference!

764 days ago by Makenna Daniels
Leave a Message after Your Gift


Show your community support! When you make your gift through We Are OWU, be sure to check your emailed receipt for a link where you can leave words of encouragement and advice for current students!

764 days ago by Makenna Daniels
Counting Down the Days

We're getting close! 

We Are OWU kicks off on February 18 at 12 p.m. EST!

769 days ago by Makenna Daniels

Donor Map
Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Students, Parents
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
196539$7,873
197137$38,170
197731$7,583
202428$5,921
198824$6,053
199122$21,021
200121$6,898
197020$7,268
196819$3,164
196918$2,493
200218$2,067
200617$1,446
201817$2,837
199016$5,555
197616$5,629
202316$4,598
201316$571
197815$5,907
198515$5,867
199715$1,599
197915$15,594
198115$1,678
197214$4,359
196714$8,169
201514$3,339
201114$1,022
200014$1,023
197513$3,268
201013$1,758
199813$3,119
200913$1,233
199913$4,383
197413$24,198
199212$4,804
197311$3,169
200811$919
199511$1,287
200511$776
201711$442
195911$17,440
199610$5,329
198310$5,526
199410$987
200410$503
202210$2,076
196310$6,580
19829$843
19669$3,692
20169$688
20219$883
19869$2,427
19609$2,175
20149$529
19578$3,434
19808$2,551
19848$3,626
20128$584
19628$5,842
19878$2,334
19617$795
20037$2,775
19937$1,643
20205$434
19565$3,292
20074$253
19584$4,000
20194$168
19554$1,325
19644$1,234
19534$10,350
19893$225
19542$2,025
19471$250
19491$100
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Advocates

Anonymous photo
Anonymous
matched a total of $100,000
Evan Corns photo
Evan Corns
matched a total of $15,000
Anonymous photo
Anonymous
matched a total of $15,000
Community Advocates photo
generated 370 clicks and 33 gifts, totaling $4,467
Julie M MacMillan '88 photo
Gave $2,250 because 20 gifts were made during Challenges!
Sarah Ressler Wright photo
Sarah Ressler Wright
matched a total of $1,842
Traci Kennedy-Brockfield photo
matched a total of $921
generated 45 clicks and 5 gifts, totaling $371
Mike Brockfield photo
Mike Brockfield
matched a total of $921
Patrick Kirkbride photo
Gave $500 during a Challenge!
generated 10 clicks and 1 gift, totaling $184
Anonymous photo
matched a total of $600

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