We Are OWU

956
Donors
51% of 1,842 Donor goal
$730,038
Donated
This campaign ended on February 17, 2022, but you can still make a gift to Ohio Wesleyan University by clicking here!
Matches
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An Anonymous DonorShala Hankison & Erinn Nicley matched $100

An Anonymous DonorKeith Rozanski matched $500

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $680

An Anonymous DonorSean Harris '97 & Alyssa Adams Harris '97 matched $1,842


An Anonymous DonorJulie M MacMillan '88 matched $2,000

An Anonymous DonorJonathan T Woods matched $45



An Anonymous DonorAl Snyder '69 matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorTom Simons '88 & Lorraine McCann Simons '90 matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorTim Carney '12 & Kate Raulin Carney '12 matched $11,000

An Anonymous DonorTom Simons '88 & Lorraine McCann Simons '90 matched $20,000

An Anonymous DonorLiesel Graff Traister '64 matched $50,000

An Anonymous DonorAlan Kirby '65 matched $50,000

An Anonymous DonorClass of 1972’s 50th Reunion Committee Challenge matched $60,222

An Anonymous DonorLloyd Ferguson '62 matched $200,000
Challenges
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Carrie Lippert Reinhardt photoCarrie Reinhardt & Dave Reinhardt gave $100 because 10 donors made a gift in 1 day

An Anonymous DonorCandy Caldwell Kennedy '79 gave $118



An Anonymous DonorDisty Reeves Lengel gave $250

An Anonymous DonorMegan Radebaugh Demolina ‘97 gave $250

An Anonymous DonorJill Jacobson-Bennett gave $350


Ellen Simpson photoEllen Simpson gave $1,977
Incentives
Generate 2 Gifts
...and receive an OWU luggage tag! 🧳

Generate 5 Gifts
...and receive a pair of Bishop emoji socks! 🧦

Generate 10 Gifts
Only 9 left!
...and receive a $25 OWU Campus Store gift card! 🎁
About


Community Board
Updates
You are OWU. Thank you!

We invited Bishops to join us on a journey for Ohio Wesleyan. Not only did you follow the path, you paved the road to success. Thank you Bishops for a victorious—and fun—giving day! We’re still counting the official totals, but at least 952 of you said “yes” to OWU with your support of We Are OWU. We couldn’t have this adventure without you. Together, We Are OWU!

128 days ago by Makenna Daniels
Will you say "Yes!" to OWU?

We are in the homestretch for the #WeAreOWU giving campaign, but it’s not too late for you to join us on the road to success! President Rock Jones shares why he hopes you’ll be one of the 1,842 people who say, “Yes, We Are OWU!” 🔴⚫


Lloyd Ferguson '62 said yes, and Bishops rose to his challenge! His $1 for $1 match was fully met this morning thanks the generosity of the OWU community, and President Jones and Vice President for University Advancement Natalie Doan '03 celebrated with him today!

There are still several matches remaining! Will you go the distance, Bishops?

128 days ago by Makenna Daniels
A Race to the Finish Line!

Your gifts continue to change lives at Ohio Wesleyan!

Alumni Board Director Sean Harris '97 joined us on campus today! (Did you see our Facebook Live video?) With just 3 hours left, you still have time to make a difference!

📸 Sydney Lewis '23

128 days ago by Makenna Daniels
The Alan Kirby ’65 Challenge Match

There are just over nine hours ⏳ remaining for #WeAreOWU, and another matching gift donor has come forward! For today only, your gift to Ohio Wesleyan can be tripled thanks to the Alan Kirby '65 Challenge Match! ⚫🔴

“OWU provided a stellar liberal arts education when I was there and has continued to improve to prepare today's students. I am pleased to support We Are OWU and encourage my fellow Bishops to join me in this effort. Your participation truly makes a difference!"
—Alan Kirby '65

128 days ago by Makenna Daniels
Share Your OWU Story

Have you seen the We Are OWU Community Board? Consider sharing your OWU story or a note for current students! Simply click on the “+” symbol at the bottom of the board to create your post.

You can also check out more stories, like Olivia’s here, through our Social tab. (You definitely don’t want to miss the We Are OWU #uncut videos! You can also find them on Twitter @OWUAlumni.)

129 days ago by Makenna Daniels
New Match Revealed

Big news, Bishops! There is an additional donor who will match your gift through We Are OWU $1 for $1 for another $50,000: Liesel Graff Traister ’64! We are thrilled to share that Liesel was our anonymous matching donor for last year's giving day, and she is stepping up this year to make your gift go further at OWU once again. 

Will you follow her lead with your gift today?

129 days ago by Makenna Daniels
Calling all students❗

Did you know that you can help ensure your peers and future Bishops have the resources they need at OWU? Scholarships, lab supplies, internships, and more are supported by the Ohio Wesleyan Fund! 

Plus, when you make your gift through We Are OWU, your impact will be amplified thanks to two matching gifts:

  • Seniors: Tom '88 and Lorraine '90 Simons are matching $100 per student for the first 100 seniors who make a gift to We Are OWU, no matter the gift amount! (Remember, seniors who give $20.22 will receive student philanthropy cords for commencement!)
  • First Years, Sophomores, and Juniors: Sean Harris '97 is matching $18 for the first 103 freshmen, sophomore, or junior students who make a gift to We Are OWU!

Every gift matters and has collective power to create opportunities at OWU.

129 days ago by Makenna Daniels
The race is on!


We’re off to a running start! At posting, 298 members of the Ohio Wesleyan community have already said yes to OWU and yes to the futures being built here every day. Students have been busy learning all about the impact donor support can have, and they are sharing their stories!


Thank you to our sponsor, AVI Fresh, for providing snacks for students for OWU’s giving day!

129 days ago by Makenna Daniels
They led the way. Will you❓

We Are OWU kicks off in just 1 day! Ohio Wesleyan is grateful for all the volunteers working behind the scenes to make this year’s giving day a success, especially the We Are OWU Crew. Each Crew member stepped up to offer their support. Will you follow their lead?

Thank you, Crew, for your commitment to current students and OWU!

130 days ago by Makenna Daniels
💖🖤 Share the love! 🖤💖

Happy Valentine’s Day, Bishops!

Help us share the love during We Are OWU by becoming an Advocate! When you use the We Are OWU sharing buttons and other advocacy tools, you can track your personal impact and earn fun prizes along the way:

  • Generate 2 gifts with your outreach and receive an OWU luggage tag 🧳
  • Generate 5 gifts and receive exclusive Bishop emoji socks 🧦
  • Generate 10 gifts and receive a $25 OWU Campus Store gift card! 🎁

Let’s spread the word! #WeAreOWU

131 days ago by Makenna Daniels
Reunions, We Are OWU, and YOU! (Looking at you, 1972 and 1962! 👀)

Are you celebrating a reunion this year? We cannot wait to celebrate with you in May!

Good news: All annual gifts made through We Are OWU—including the Ohio Wesleyan Fund, Team OWU athletics, and academic departments—also count toward your class gift!

In addition to the other matches taking place during We Are OWU, the Classes of 1972 and 1962 have special matches in honor of their reunions!

The Class of 1972 50th Reunion Committee is offering a $1 for $1 match, up to $60,222, just during We Are OWU!

Richard Gordon is offering a $1 for $1 match for the Class of 1962, up to $100,000, this year! When you make your gift during We Are OWU, you capture the Gordon match and the match from Lloyd Ferguson ‘62!

Let’s secure these matches, Bishops!

134 days ago by Makenna Daniels
It's almost here!

We Are OWU Countdown

Are you ready, Bishops? We Are OWU returns Wednesday, February 16 at 12 p.m. EST!
136 days ago by Makenna Daniels

Donor Maps
Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Students, Parents
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
197240$80,805
197737$8,201
196232$228,553
196530$57,697
197930$13,098
196925$17,422
199825$5,755
197023$11,634
202222$2,952
198120$2,871
197420$3,711
200619$2,036
197818$8,209
197618$5,859
199718$3,766
197317$4,955
199016$38,049
199616$1,473
196816$3,854
196414$59,525
198314$1,747
199214$206,345
201214$11,541
200014$2,679
199913$4,017
196613$3,046
199313$4,066
198013$3,361
196713$1,659
202413$9,098
198213$4,711
202512$2,159
197112$6,060
201512$1,364
198811$36,463
199111$11,899
200911$413
199411$2,000
200110$3,179
201810$717
197510$5,042
200310$7,634
20049$530
20169$2,310
19619$3,600
20209$1,010
19859$5,182
20029$7,966
20218$1,262
20058$619
20238$332
19638$1,417
19578$2,560
19598$46,018
20118$830
19868$2,804
19958$4,003
20077$270
20107$3,200
19877$693
19846$2,497
20146$274
20086$597
20136$147
19895$3,118
19565$3,100
19585$3,042
20174$277
19604$400
20194$137
19523$400
19533$10,150
19472$320
19542$1,200
19552$1,301
19481$2,500
19461$100
19451$250
Where the OWU Community is making an impact:
My gift supportsDonors$ Raised
Ohio Wesleyan Fund - Area of Greatest Need517$580,175
Ohio Wesleyan Fund - Student Scholarships66$25,137
Team OWU - Athletics52$16,080
Team OWU - Men's Lacrosse38$7,298
Biological Sciences25$2,669
Team OWU - Women's Field Hockey18$5,113
History17$2,943
Grants for Student DEI Projects13$2,721
Fine Arts12$1,639
Economics & Business11$1,020
Politics & Government11$435
Education10$747
Mathematics & Computer Science9$7,782
WOW- Women of Ohio Wesleyan9$342
English9$1,012
Team OWU - Women's Volleyball9$1,328
Ohio Wesleyan Fund - Emergency Needs9$1,022
World Languages & Culture8$5,867
Chemistry7$1,174
Physics & Astronomy7$1,937
Psychology6$648
Parents' Fund6$387
Team OWU - Men's Football6$3,139
Team OWU - Men's Baseball5$193
Africana, Gender & Identity Studies5$255
Environment & Sustainability5$1,668
Team OWU - Men's Soccer5$725
Team OWU - Women's Lacrosse4$335
Sociology & Anthropology4$275
Team OWU - Women's Track & Field4$440
Team OWU - Men's & Women's Swimming4$162
Ancient, Medieval & Renaissance3$155
Journalism and Communication3$193
Ohio Wesleyan Fund - Faculty Development3$312
Team OWU - Men's Basketball3$209
Team OWU - Women's Soccer3$971
Health & Human Kinetics2$118
Neuroscience2$45
Team OWU - Men's Cross Country2$518
International Studies2$39
Philosophy & Religion2$350
Ohio Wesleyan Fund - Campus Programming2$2,118
Team OWU - Women's Athletics2$575
Team OWU - Men's Track & Field1$1,000
Team OWU - Men's Tennis1$200
Pre-Veterinary1$118
Data Analytics1$500
East Asian Studies1$25
Pre-Physical Therapy1$50
Pre-Med/Pre-Dental0$0
Pre-Optometry0$0
Pre-Law0$0
Pre-Engineering0$0
Latin American Studies0$0
Film Studies0$0
Team OWU - Women's Tennis0$0
Team OWU - Women's Softball0$0
Team OWU - Women's Golf0$0
Team OWU - Women's Cross Country0$0
Team OWU - Women's Basketball0$0
Team OWU - Men's Wrestling0$0
Team OWU - Men's Golf0$0
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Advocates

Lloyd Ferguson '62 photo
Lloyd Ferguson '62
matched a total of $200,000
Class of 1972’s 50th Reunion Committee Challenge photo
Class of 1972’s 50th Reunion Committee Challenge
matched a total of $60,222
Alan Kirby '65 photo
Alan Kirby '65
matched a total of $50,000
Liesel Graff Traister '64 photo
Liesel Graff Traister '64
matched a total of $50,000
Tom Simons '88 photo
Tom Simons '88
matched a total of $20,000
Tim Carney '12 photo
Tim Carney '12
matched a total of $11,000
Al Snyder '69 photo
Al Snyder '69
matched a total of $10,000
Tom Simons '88 photo
Tom Simons '88
matched a total of $10,000
Bob Bishop photo
generated 77 clicks and 5 gifts, totaling $6,218
Candy Caldwell Kennedy photo
matched a total of $1,850
generated 49 clicks and 10 gifts, totaling $4,055

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