We hope you and your loved ones are well during the uncertainty caused by COVID-19. 

Your gift of any size to OWU’s Annual Giving programs is especially helpful at this time. Annual gifts have helped OWU to be nimble in responding to rapidly evolving needs, providing emergency funds to students in need so they could safely travel home during the pandemic, and equipping faculty with the technology and training to deliver high-quality education online. Simply put, annual gifts help Ohio Wesleyan face the unexpected.

Thank you for your consideration, and take care.

Your annual gift makes a difference every day

The Ohio Wesleyan Fund solidifies Ohio Wesleyan among the top tier of our nation’s liberal arts colleges, providing support that elevates the student experience and enables life-changing connections.

Powered by gifts of all sizes from friends like you, the Ohio Wesleyan Fund propels our students forward—as published researchers, Fulbright Scholars, Rhodes finalists, and All-American athletes. As creative writers, data analysts, microbiologists, and activists. Thanks to your support for the Ohio Wesleyan Fund, Ohio Wesleyan students have no limit on the knowledge they pursue; no cap on their creativity and curiosity.

Your gift ensures our students have the fullest experience possible: a rich learning environment, passionate faculty, and eye-opening opportunities—from scholarships to travel study, research to leadership roles, and more.

Your support matters. Whether you can give $25 or $25,000, your contribution is a vote of confidence in the Ohio Wesleyan liberal arts education that prepares well-rounded graduates who are ready for success in their next step, whether that be graduate or professional school, meaningful careers, military or volunteer service—or whatever they choose to pursue.

And, during the Connect Today, Create Tomorrow campaign, your annual gift pushes OWU past its goal and toward an exceptionally bright future. With philanthropy from alumni and friends, Ohio Wesleyan’s students make deep, vital connections…across disciplines, across cultures, and even across continents.

Thank you for giving to the Ohio Wesleyan Fund!

Now more than ever, a gift of any size really makes a difference, but we also fully understand if circumstances don’t permit giving during this time.

Willing to help in other ways? Make the CASE by connecting students to jobs and internships or referring students to Ohio Wesleyan.

OWU in the News

Former scholarship recipients say:

“As someone who was admitted to Ohio Wesleyan without any family financial assistance, I learned to appreciate every contribution made toward making my education possible.  If I had not been offered an Ohio Wesleyan grant, it’s safe to say that I would not have been an OWU student. This is what sets Ohio Wesleyan apart from other schools:  creating the opportunity and the means for students to obtain a quality education.”

--Alina Ruzmetova ’11

“Without the scholarships and financial aid I was given while at OWU, I don’t think I would be in the position I am today. I am fortunate to have my education and, more importantly, the leadership experiences I gained while I was a student at OWU.”

--Doreen DeLaney Crawley ’91
Chief Human Resources and Administrative Officer, Grange Insurance

Contact Info


Annual Giving Office
Mowry Alumni Center
61 S. Sandusky Street
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3306
F 740-368-3328
E owfund@owu.edu


Director of Annual Giving
Julia Hatfield