Scholarships for Access and Affordability

28
Donors
56% of 50 Donor goal
$2,775
Donated
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Matches
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Mitchell Snyder photoMitchell Snyder '17 matched $100



An Anonymous DonorPresident John & Rachel Comerford matched $1,750

An Anonymous DonorMary Logan So '02 matched $2,000

An Anonymous DonorKathryn Felsenthal '97 & Matthew '92 Stephens matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorLisa Collins '88 & Dr. Michael '86 Huston P'16 P'21 matched $4,000

An Anonymous DonorHarvey Smith '55 matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorStanton Ickes '53 matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $10,000
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An Anonymous DonorSheronda Whitner gave $100

An Anonymous DonorA select group of trustees gave $17,500

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous gave $25,000
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Gifts to Scholarships for Access and Affordability contribute to...
Founders Day of Giving
430 Donors - $240,997 Donated
86%
About

An Otterbein education should be accessible and affordable to all students seeking a degree, no matter their individual circumstances. 99% of first-year students receive some form of merit or financial assistance. Otterbein scholarships and institutional aid are the largest sources of support in how our students and their families obtain help to pay for college. 

Giving to Scholarships for Access and Affordability means celebrating Otterbein's 175 years by granting students the ability to pursue an Otterbein degree, regardless of individual financial circumstances. Your gift will go directly to Scholarships and immediately impact Otterbein students! 

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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Updates
Cardinal Nation broke 2 records! ๐Ÿ†

WOW! This Founders Day is one for the history books! ๐Ÿ“š 

You broke two records for Otterbein โ€“ most dollars and most donors to an online giving campaign! ๐Ÿฅณ 

Whether you supported the Otterbein Fund, Scholarships, the Campus Center Renovation, the Innovation Fund, Every Student Will, one of the Social Mobility funds, or another area of the University, your gift to Founders Day of Giving makes a difference for current and future students. Thank you! 

GO CARDS! ๐ŸŽ‰ 

277 days ago by Raeceen Dukehart
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โฐ Founders Day of Giving ends at 12 p.m. ET today! โฐ

There's still a challenge on the line for an additional $25,000 for #Otterbein.

PLUS, to inspire even more support, another anonymous donor will MATCH all gifts $1 for $1, up to $10,000 total!

Spread the word by using the sharing buttons at the top of the page to help encourage your Otterbein network to join you in giving to Founders Day of Giving! 

277 days ago by Raeceen Dukehart
Thank you, Erin Sites '08 & Christopher '08 Ensign!

277 days ago by Raeceen Dukehart
Thank you, Mary Logan So '02!

278 days ago by Raeceen Dukehart
Otterbein may be 175, but it doesn't look it!

278 days ago by Raeceen Dukehart
Kenzie '24 is so excited that 236 Cardinals have given so far!

Can we break the giving day record and reach 500 donors?!

278 days ago by Raeceen Dukehart
Happy ๐ŸŽ‚ Birthday, Otterbein! ๐Ÿฅณ

Happy Birthday, Otterbein! Yesterday we celebrated Founders Day with a birthday party on campus! Today, we continue to celebrate with Founders Day of Giving!  

Your gift will help us achieve the University's vision, shape our future, and impact generations of students to come. 

278 days ago by Raeceen Dukehart
Thank you, Mitchell Snyder '17!

278 days ago by Raeceen Dukehart
๐Ÿšจ NEW CHALLENGE ALERT ๐Ÿšจ

An anonymous donor was so impressed by the response to Founders Day of Giving that they are setting a NEW CHALLENGE - they will give $25,000 when the campaign reaches the goal of 500 donors! 

Use the buttons at the top of the page to share with your Otterbein network and help us reach the 500 donor goal to unlock an additional $25,000 for Otterbein! 

278 days ago by Raeceen Dukehart
Thank you, Kathryn Felsenthal '97 & Matthew '92 Stephens and Sonya Lowmiller Higginbotham '98 & Carl Higginbotham '98!


278 days ago by Raeceen Dukehart
Thank you for unlocking $17,500 for Otterbein!

278 days ago by Raeceen Dukehart
Thank you, President John & Rachel Comerford!

279 days ago by Raeceen Dukehart
Our Founders Day Toast video is LIVE!

Hear from our Alumni Council chair, our archivist, two of our brightest student leaders, and President Comerford. We hope you enjoy this short celebration as much as we enjoy sharing it with you, our Otterbein family. Watch the video now at https://www.otterbein.edu/alum...

279 days ago by Raeceen Dukehart
Thank you, Dr. Michael '86 & Lisa Collins '88 Huston P'16 P'21!

279 days ago by Raeceen Dukehart
Thank you, Margie Morgan Doone '72!

279 days ago by Raeceen Dukehart
Thank you, Stanton Ickes '53!

279 days ago by Raeceen Dukehart
Happy 175th Birthday, Otterbein!

Cardy is preparing for Otterbein's birthday party!

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Advocates

Anonymous photo
Anonymous
Gave $25,000 during a Challenge!
Donna Kerr (in memory of President Tom Kerr) photo
Donna Kerr (in memory of President Tom Kerr)
matched a total of $20,000
A select group of trustees photo
A select group of trustees
Gave $17,500 during a Challenge!
Anonymous photo
Anonymous
matched a total of $10,000
Harvey Smith '55 photo
Harvey Smith '55
matched a total of $5,000
Stanton Ickes '53 photo
Stanton Ickes '53
matched a total of $5,000
Lisa Collins '88 photo
Lisa Collins '88
matched a total of $4,000
Dr. Susan Palmer '70 photo
Dr. Susan Palmer '70
matched a total of $2,500
Kathryn Felsenthal '97 photo
Kathryn Felsenthal '97
matched a total of $2,500
Mary Logan So '02 photo
Mary Logan So '02
matched a total of $2,000