Founders Day of Giving 2024

709
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$242,992
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An Anonymous DonorDr. Bill Fox-VP for Student Affairs & Phase 2 Project Lead matched $2 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $222Just for Campus Center Renovation

An Anonymous DonorDiane Todd & Donna Todd matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $2,500Just for Otterbein Fund

An Anonymous DonorDana White & Sue White matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $3,000Just for Dr. Kim Fischer Endowed Fund

An Anonymous DonorKarl Niederer & Marsha Niederer matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $3,500

An Anonymous DonorMark Thresher & Deborah Scott Thresher matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Former Board of Trustee

An Anonymous DonorKarin Yaffe Stump matched $250 for each donor, donating a total of $5,000Just for Class of 1980

An Anonymous DonorFormer athletic director Bud Yoest ‘53 matched $500 for each donor, donating a total of $10,000Just for Otterbein Fund for Athletics
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Carley King photoCarley King gave $50 because 5 donors gaveJust for Class of 2022

Dana Viglietta photoDana Viglietta gave $100 because 10 donors gaveJust for Class of 1996

Joan Esson photoJoan Esson gave $100 because 10 donors gaveJust for Chemistry Department

An Anonymous DonorToni Carter gave $250 because 5 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorShirley Lang Graham gave $1,000 because 10 donors gaveJust for Class of 1981

An Anonymous DonorDouglas Knight & Mary Pat Knight gave $1,200 because 12 donors gaveJust for Otterbein Fund for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

An Anonymous DonorOtterbein Alumni Board gave $3,000 because 50 donors gaveJust for Alumni

An Anonymous DonorMary Logan So gave $5,000 because $5,000 was given by donorsJust for Otterbein Fund

An Anonymous DonorTodd Rupp gave $5,000 because $5,000 was given by donorsJust for Otterbein Fund

An Anonymous DonorVirginia Longmire gave $10,000 because 10 donors gaveJust for Music Department

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $10,000 because 10 donors gaveJust for Cardinal Couple

An Anonymous DonorVirginia Longmire gave $15,000 because 15 donors gaveJust for Otterbein Fund for Education and Social Science

An Anonymous DonorNevalyn Nevil gave $20,000 because 200 donors gave
About

On April 23, 2024, Otterbein University celebrates Founders Day of Giving! As one of the nation’s first universities to welcome women and persons of color to its model community of teachers and learners, Otterbein remains committed to standing as a college of opportunity and advancing the common good. 

Tackling the challenges and opportunities of today while celebrating our 177th anniversary and the future beyond, it is imperative we 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 $25, $100, or $1,000 during this 48-hour giving challenge by supporting your passion! 


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

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A new challenge just for the Otterbein Fund!

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A challenge just for the Otterbein Fund!

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A match just for the Otterbein Fund for Athletics!

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A challenge just for the Otterbein Fund for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math!

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A match just for Former Board of Trustee!

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A challenge just for the Music Department!

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A match just for the Class of 1980!

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A challenge for everyone!

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A match just for the Otterbein Fund!

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A challenge just for the Class of 2022!

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A challenge just for recurring gifts!

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A match just for the Dr. Kim Fischer Endowed Fund!

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A challenge just for the Otterbein Fund for Education and Social Science!

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A challenge just for Cardinal Couples!

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A match just for Campus Center Renovation!

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A challenge just for alumni!

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A challenge just for the Class of 1981!

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Designation Leaderboard
DesignationDonorsRaised ($)
Student Life11$4,062
Campus Center Renovation18$2,223
Academics80$13,046
Athletics342$45,079
Area of Greatest Need234$144,217
Scholarships28$3,249
Otterbein Class Leaderboard
AffiliationDonorsRaised ($)
20188$1,824
20158$1,135
19974$3,206
19943$275
202112$895
202211$637
202012$2,049
20062$270
19621$100
19643$750
19635$2,500
19511$2,000
20122$518
19995$203
19676$2,750
19753$3,900
20135$968
19685$1,018
200511$10,705
20199$645
19520$0
20025$7,168
20013$1,018
19894$1,150
20003$1,750
19581$100
19812$1,100
19540$0
20237$258
19864$4,600
19552$25,200
19870$0
20164$225
19964$325
19933$1,000
20106$267
19490$0
19532$10,200
19747$16,875
19719$21,957
20085$450
20113$218
19766$5,100
19460$0
19600$0
19950$0
19696$2,345
19805$5,510
19651$118
19480$0
19923$418
19661$100
19833$3,100
19912$1,100
20091$50
20042$1,100
19775$11,100
19884$2,718
19612$200
19844$7,100
19470$0
20034$468
19500$0
19734$400
19560$0
19591$1,000
19794$5,750
19570$0
19822$2,550
19984$2,118
20072$68
19785$5,388
19706$1,693
19853$1,800
20176$137
19902$200
20145$1,387
19723$2,650
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon37%Alumni
Friends icon3%Cardinal Couple
Suitcase icon22%Faculty/Staff
Parent icon19%Parents & Families
Friends icon5%Friends
Book icon4%Students
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Nevalyn Nevil
Gave $20,000 during a Challenge!
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Virginia Longmire
Gave $15,000 during a Challenge!
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Former athletic director Bud Yoest ‘53
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
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Virginia Longmire
Gave $10,000 during a Challenge!
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Anonymous
Gave $10,000 during a Challenge!
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Mary Logan So
Gave $5,000 during a Challenge!
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Todd Rupp
Gave $5,000 during a Challenge!
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Mark Thresher
Heart icon matched a total of $5,000
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Karin Yaffe Stump
Heart icon matched a total of $5,000
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