We Are OWU 2023

835
Donors
83% of 1,000 Donor goal
$607,227
Donated
This campaign ended on February 16, 2023, but you can still make a gift to Ohio Wesleyan University by clicking here!
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Carrie Lippert Reinhardt photoDave Reinhardt matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Class of 1996

An Anonymous DonorCarrie Lippert Reinhardt matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $80Just for Class of 1994

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $750Just for Classes between 2013 & 2022

Dr. Jennifer Magro  photoDr. Jennifer Magro matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Fraternity & Sorority (Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority)

An Anonymous DonorAaron Palmore & Deanna Probst matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Fraternity & Sorority (Chi Phi Fraternity)

An Anonymous DonorKeith Rozanski matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Classes between 1990 & 1999

Keith M. Rozanski photoKeith M. Rozanski matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Team OWU - Men's Soccer

Ellen Simpson photoEllen Simpson matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 1977

Aaron Palmore photoAaron Palmore & Deanna Probst matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 2006

An Anonymous DonorDavid Ferris matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $1,700Just for Class of 1973

An Anonymous DonorCandy Caldwell Kennedy '79 matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $2,000Just for Class of 2023

An Anonymous DonorA donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,500Just for Parents

An Anonymous DonorAmy Prosenjak matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $3,000Just for Women of Ohio Wesleyan Fund

An Anonymous DonorVik Malhotra matched $2 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $25,000Just for First Time Donors

An Anonymous DonorWilliam J. Sager & Sue Swink Sager matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $56,000Just for Ohio Wesleyan Fund - Student Scholarships

An Anonymous DonorThe Women of the Board of Trustees matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $223,000
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Joni Brown photoJoni Brown gave $1,842 because 20 donors gaveJust for Class of 1978

Sarah Miller Watkins photoSarah Miller Watkins gave $1,842 because 10 donors gave

An Anonymous Donor1988 Reunion Committee gave $11,944 because 35 donors gaveJust for Class of 1988

An Anonymous DonorEvan Corns '59 gave $25,000 because 750 donors gave
Incentives
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...and receive an OWU pennant magnet! 🧲

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About

Bishops are innovators. We are on the leading edge in our professions, and we push limits to see what is possible. Throughout the world, you’ll see a crowd of Bishops standing on the forefront of progress. When we jump together, Bishops soar to make deep and meaningful change in our world. 

Will you Stand on the Leading Edge with us?

For 1,842 minutes, you can partner in the shared Bishop effort to:

  • Ensure college remains affordable and accessible for every OWU student
  • Sustain essential campus programs year after year
  • Provide OWU Connection opportunities to link academic learning to real-world experiences 

Every gift helps students make the most of their Ohio Wesleyan experience and prepare for lives of purpose. Every gift is an investment in the extraordinary leaders OWU students are now—and who they will someday be. Every post, “like,” share, comment, and video all add up to a tremendous collective effort that lets the world know Ohio Wesleyan is leading the way. Together, We Are OWU.


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

Thanks to the Women of the Board of Trustees, who are matching a total of $223,000 dollar for dollar, the impact of your gift will be doubled during We Are OWU!

OWU Sock Drawing!
Updates
You did it, Bishops!


Just one month ago, Bishops throughout the world came together during Ohio Wesleyan’s third annual We Are OWU day of giving. The results are in, and we are thrilled to announce that you did it, Bishops! In just 1,842 minutes, 1,152 donors chose to lead the way for current students, blasting through the 1,000-donor goal. Together, these alumni, families, students, faculty, staff, and friends raised more than $636,000 for OWU. Thank you!

Yet again, the collective effort of this Bishop community let the world know Ohio Wesleyan is leading the way. Together, We Are OWU!

490 days ago by Makenna Daniels
You led the way, Bishops! 🔴⚫

As we began the We Are OWU giving campaign, we stated that throughout the world, you’ll see a crowd of Bishops standing on the forefront of progress. Bishops, you’ve proven that we were right about you! We asked you to lead the way for Ohio Wesleyan, and more than 800 of you accepted the challenge! We are still tallying the official total, but we are so grateful for your loyal leadership, generous gifts, and sincere spirit! Together, We Are OWU! THANK YOU!

520 days ago by Makenna Daniels
✨ More Campus Highlights ✨

We had another great day on campus sharing the joy of philanthropy with OWU students! Your gifts change lives, Bishops. Just see what they've already made possible!


Students had fun with free giveaways, including socks and snacks! Thank you AVI Fresh for your sponsorship of We Are OWU once again this year!

520 days ago by Makenna Daniels
A message from the President

520 days ago by Makenna Daniels
Get your personalized video!

Did you know every We Are OWU donor gets a personalized thank you video 🎥 from a current OWU student? Bishops are ready for you and busily recording today! Will your name be on their list?

520 days ago by Makenna Daniels
Calling all students❗ Pay it forward through We Are OWU


Did you know your scholarship, sport, and OWU Connection experience are funded in part by annual donors each year? You can pay it forward for the next generation of Bishops with your gift today, and we even accept Venmo! 🙌

Plus, there are extra perks for Class of 2023 Seniors: Candy Caldwell Kennedy '79 is matching senior class gifts with an extra $20! You can get your Senior philanthropy cords for commencement with a gift of $20.23 or more, but every gift makes a difference at OWU. It's about joining together collectively to have a larger community impact!


520 days ago by Makenna Daniels
📣 New Match for Student Scholarships!

There are just over nine hours ⏳ remaining for We Are OWU, and now gifts to the Ohio Wesleyan Fund - Student Scholarships can be multiplied even further! William J. Sager ’55 and Sue Swink Sager ’55 challenge you to fulfill their $1 for $1 match, up to $56,000! ⚫🔴

“We feel fulfilled and feel that our lives and successes are largely due the loving and thoughtful care of OWU faculty, OWU friends and OWU benefactors to our educational experiences there.”
—The Sagers

An OWU education is made more affordable and accessible through scholarships, which depend in part on donors—like you! It will take all of us to ensure students have essential resources to make the most of their Ohio Wesleyan experience and prepare for lives of purpose. Will you rise to the Sager's challenge before time runs out?

520 days ago by Makenna Daniels
750 Challenge by Midnight!

📣 New challenge, Bishops! If We Are OWU reaches 750 donors before midnight Eastern time, Evan Corns ’59 will make an additional $25,000 for Ohio Wesleyan students! Will you help unlock support for OWU?

It’s a great day to be a Bishop!

520 days ago by Makenna Daniels
New to We Are OWU? There's a match for you!

Triple the impact of your first-ever gift thanks to a 2-for-1 match by Alumni Trustee Vik Malhotra '87! If you've been on the fence about We Are OWU, now is the best time to take the leap for Ohio Wesleyan!

520 days ago by Makenna Daniels
We Are OWU is soaring!

We Are OWU brought a lot of fun to campus today! Students got to watch balloons representing all the ways they already give back to the causes they care about—red for donations and black for volunteering—drop in Hamilton-Williams Campus Center to mark the start of the campaign. Your gifts make a real difference in the lives of current students now, and in the leaders they are becoming! ⚫🔴 

Watch the balloon drop below!

521 days ago by Makenna Daniels
Are you ready for We Are OWU?

We Are OWU is almost here! A special group of volunteers has been busy preparing for OWU's third annual campaign. Thank you, We Are OWU Crew, for leading the way! Will you join them and pay it forward for the next generation of Bishops❓

521 days ago by Makenna Daniels
We Are OWU 2023 is almost here!

535 days ago by Makenna Daniels

Donor Maps
Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni and Students
Class YearDonorsRaised ($)
19533$625
19767$1,468
19562$1,150
19678$6,487
20056$627
20262$23
20251$100
19510$0
19450$0
19954$237
19716$5,850
19662$1,030
201111$844
20085$555
198510$1,222
199912$6,075
199312$4,193
19808$9,155
195910$51,568
19919$13,393
200616$3,530
196811$2,667
201314$821
197414$1,828
197915$12,589
200016$2,139
199717$3,354
198211$4,105
196515$5,374
20204$192
20019$1,374
20173$43
196916$2,329
19500$0
19573$457
19946$3,748
19847$4,053
20037$680
19894$2,000
19520$0
19557$57,775
19869$3,111
196210$15,028
20213$45
20192$128
19754$2,020
19649$3,550
19617$5,418
199611$1,436
201512$1,069
19480$0
20241$5
19460$0
20044$468
20127$514
19470$0
19490$0
19582$1,100
19926$875
197722$4,061
19636$3,218
19541$500
197015$13,187
198314$13,225
202212$389
197351$32,252
199017$3,774
198111$3,474
197212$3,429
196010$3,050
201010$1,397
20165$378
20026$2,937
198823$23,628
199814$1,274
201413$904
20185$179
19879$26,177
20098$430
20076$330
197825$7,518
Fraternity & Sorority Leaderboard
OrganizationDonorsRaised ($)
Phi Delta Theta Fraternity3$900
Chi Omega Sorority0$0
Alpha Delta Pi Sorority0$0
Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity1$118
Alpha Xi Delta0$0
Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority0$0
Gamma Phi Beta Sorority0$0
Pi Beta Phi Sorority9$1,624
Delta Zeta Sorority14$3,985
Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority13$2,215
Delta Gamma Sorority11$1,215
Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority36$7,875
Delta Tau Delta Fraternity7$1,347
Delta Delta Delta Sorority6$2,918
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity10$26,724
Chi Phi Fraternity11$2,435
Beta Sigma Tau Fraternity1$100
Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity2$250
Beta Theta Pi Fraternity1$100
Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority1$18
Sigma Chi Fraternity5$355
Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity6$1,052
Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity7$1,125
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.0$0
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority0$0
Kappa Sigma Fraternity1$118
Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity0$0
Kappa Phi Service Sorority0$0
Alpha Chi Omega Sorority1$50
Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity4$487
Where is the OWU community making an impact?
Funds SupportedDonorsRaised ($)
Latin American Studies0$0
Africana, Gender & Identity Studies2$1,050
Pre-Veterinary1$50
Pre-Optometry1$1,842
Team OWU - Men's Track & Field6$197
Ohio Wesleyan Fund - OWU Connection6$5,469
Education7$357
Pre-Med/Pre-Dental1$50
Pre-Engineering0$0
Fine Arts8$682
Politics & Government11$409
Biological Sciences16$1,454
Team OWU - Men's Soccer14$6,378
Grants for Student DEI Projects20$1,752
English9$856
Women of Ohio Wesleyan Fund26$6,547
Team OWU - Men's Football6$2,410
Team OWU - Men's Basketball2$137
Psychology5$357
Data Analytics0$0
Neuroscience3$370
Ancient, Medieval & Renaissance5$862
Physics & Astronomy2$300
Pre-Law1$10
Health & Human Kinetics0$0
Team OWU - Men's Lacrosse10$2,725
Team OWU - Men's & Women's Swimming12$434
Team OWU - Athletics28$2,993
Team OWU - Men's Cross Country1$25
Sociology & Anthropology2$37
Team OWU - Women's Athletics0$0
Environment & Sustainability6$105
Ohio Wesleyan Fund - Area of Greatest Need423$475,407
Team OWU - Women's Cross Country2$168
Team OWU - Women's Field Hockey5$562
Pre-Physical Therapy0$0
Team OWU - Men's Tennis3$505
Mathematics & Computer Science5$407
Ohio Wesleyan Fund - Campus Programming0$0
Ohio Wesleyan Fund - Student Scholarships103$78,265
International Studies0$0
Philosophy & Religion1$18
Team OWU - Women's Softball1$1,842
Team OWU - Men's Golf1$100
Team OWU - Women's Soccer5$348
Team OWU - Women's Volleyball5$243
World Languages & Culture6$430
East Asian Studies1$50
Team OWU - Men's Baseball3$400
Team OWU - Women's Tennis0$0
Journalism and Communication1$50
Team OWU - Women's Golf0$0
Team OWU - Men's Wrestling2$68
Team OWU - Women's Lacrosse3$228
Film Studies0$0
History3$187
Team OWU - Women's Basketball2$175
Team OWU - Women's Track & Field6$538
Economics & Business11$2,194
Parents' Fund9$2,980
Performing Arts12$727
Ohio Wesleyan Fund - Emergency Needs6$303
Ohio Wesleyan Fund - Faculty Development7$1,168
Chemistry6$1,005
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon67%Alumni
Book icon2%Students
Parent icon8%Parents
Suitcase icon10%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon2%Friends
Gradhat icon18%Fraternity & Sorority
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The Women of the Board of Trustees
Heart icon matched a total of $223,000
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William J. Sager
Heart icon matched a total of $56,000
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Vik Malhotra
Heart icon matched a total of $25,000
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Evan Corns '59
Gave $25,000 during a Challenge!
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1988 Reunion Committee
Gave $11,944 during a Challenge!
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generated 21 clicks and 2 gifts, totaling $7,418
Joni Brown photo
Gave $1,842 during a Challenge!
generated 31 clicks and 9 gifts, totaling $2,342
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Heart icon matched 3 gifts for a total of $1,000
generated 47 clicks and 17 gifts, totaling $2,617
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Amy Prosenjak
Heart icon matched a total of $3,000
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Heart icon matched a total of $2,500

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