Founders Day of Giving 2023

408
Donors
81% of 500 Donor goal
$116,718
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This campaign ended on April 28, 2023, but you can still make a gift to Otterbein University by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorJean Kelly matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $600Just for Verda B. Evans Journalism Student Award

An Anonymous DonorJohn and Rachel Comerford matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $1,500

An Anonymous DonorOtterbein Alumni Council matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,750

An Anonymous DonorGrace Rohrer Rymer '48 matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $2,000

An Anonymous DonorCheryl Herbert matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000

An Anonymous DonorHinson Family P'17 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000
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Dana Viglietta photoDana Viglietta gave $100 because 10 donors gaveJust for Alumni (1996)

An Anonymous DonorCasey Ann Cargill MBA '15 and Chris Cargill MBA '16 gave $200 because 4 donors gaveJust for Graduate School Alumni

An Anonymous DonorTroy '01 and Kathleen Bonte gave $250 because 10 donors gaveJust for Classes between 2000 & 2010

An Anonymous DonorJoan Esson, Ph.D. gave $500 because 20 donors gaveJust for Faculty/Staff

An Anonymous DonorTiffany Geiger '96 gave $500 because 20 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorMargie Doone '72 gave $2,500 because 100 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorGinny Longmire '55 gave $15,000 because 76 donors gave
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About

From April 26, 2023, at noon until April 28, 2023, at noon, Otterbein University will celebrate 176 years of changing lives since 1847! 

Please join this 48-hour online giving campaign to celebrate Otterbein's history, honor the generations of Cardinals who came before us, and create an impressive future for those who come after us.

Help continue the transformative power of an Otterbein education with your gift of support. This year, we are encouraging support for the Otterbein Fund, which is unrestricted and allows us to focus on our areas of greatest need. Support for the Otterbein Fund can assist in a variety of ways, including: 

  • Strategic Priorities: Your gift will provide resources for Otterbein’s greatest needs and emerging opportunities.
  • Academic Excellence: Your gift will strengthen the academic heart of the university by enriching student learning and providing resources for technology enhancements, lab supplies, hands-on learning programs, and more.
  • Student Experience: Your gift will enhance the learning environment, supporting the entire campus and providing flexible, immediate-use resources both inside and outside of the classroom.
  • Scholarships: Your gift will provide funding for deserving, talented, and qualified students and keeps Otterbein affordable.
  • Caring for our Campus: Your gift will help keep Otterbein’s 286-acre campus beautiful, vibrant, and safe.

Make your gift in honor or memory of a professor, coach, staff member, or classmate who helped change your life and shape your Otterbein story!

How to Get Involved
Updates
Major Gift Alert!

391 days ago by Dana Viglietta
Hinson Family Issues a New Match!

392 days ago by Dana Viglietta
Alumna Grace Rohrer Rymer '48 Has Issued a New Match!

392 days ago by Dana Viglietta
Communication Faculty Member Issues New Challenge!

392 days ago by Dana Viglietta
Major Gift and Challenge Alert!

392 days ago by Dana Viglietta
Dr. Joan Esson Issues a Challenge to Otterbein Faculty

392 days ago by Dana Viglietta
Cargill's Submit a New MBA Alumni Match!

392 days ago by Dana Viglietta
Troy '01 and Kathleen Bonte Issue a New Challenge!

392 days ago by Dana Viglietta
Tiffany Geiger '96 Issues a New Match!

393 days ago by Dana Viglietta
Board Chair Cheryl Herbert Issues a New Match

393 days ago by Dana Viglietta
Alumna Margie Doone '72 Challenges Young Alumni to Support

Otterbein alumna Margie Doone '72 is hoping that younger alumni will use Founders Day of Giving to pay it forward with their first gift to Otterbein! All gift amounts will make a difference!

397 days ago by Dana Viglietta
Alumni Council Issues a Match to Cardinal Nation!

397 days ago by Dana Viglietta
New Match Alert!

Happy Founders Day, Cardinals!

397 days ago by Dana Viglietta

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Gradhat icon40%Alumni
Suitcase icon14%Faculty/Staff
Parent icon11%Parents & Families
Friends icon4%Friends
Book icon2%Students
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Ginny Longmire '55 photo
Ginny Longmire '55
Gave $15,000 during a Challenge!
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Hinson Family P'17
Heart icon matched a total of $5,000
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Cheryl Herbert
Heart icon matched a total of $5,000
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Margie Doone '72
Gave $2,500 during a Challenge!
Grace Rohrer Rymer '48 photo
Grace Rohrer Rymer '48
Heart icon matched a total of $2,000
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Otterbein Alumni Council
Heart icon matched a total of $1,750
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John and Rachel Comerford
Heart icon matched 150 gifts for a total of $1,500
Dana Viglietta photo
Gave $100 during a Challenge!
generated 10 clicks and 3 gifts, totaling $750
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Jean Kelly
Heart icon matched a total of $600
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Joan Esson, Ph.D.
Gave $500 during a Challenge!