From the moment you enroll at Ohio Wesleyan, your time here is enriched by the philanthropic support of others.

Continue the Cycle of Giving

Tuition covers only 47% of the actual cost of an OWU education, so gifts from alumni, parents, and friends of the university are essential to cover the gap. Every current Bishop benefits from these gifts – by receiving scholarships, attending campus events, and even when going to class.

As a student, we invite you to continue this cycle of giving and invest in your Ohio Wesleyan experience by taking action:

  • Participate in student philanthropy events, such as We Are OWU, Bishops for Bishops, and "A Day Without."
  • Get involved in philanthropy by joining Ohio Wesleyan's Student-Alumni Association.
  • As a senior, begin your personal transition from recipient to benefactor by contributing to the Senior Class Gift.

Philanthropy Events

OWU's giving days—We Are OWU in February and Bishops for Bishops in April—are key opportunities to engage in the community of philanthropy. Join in the fun by sharing on social media, taking part in activities around campus (including the Goodie Bus!), and even making your own participation gift.

Stay tuned for additional philanthropy events, including "A Day Without," coming soon!

Ohio Wesleyan Student-Alumni Association

As an OWU student, you have a unique opportunity to not only recognize the gifts that make your college experience possible, but also to start leaving your own legacy for future generations. By joining OWUSAA, Ohio Wesleyan's Student Alumni Association, you act as an ambassador for giving, educating students about the importance of the Annual Giving Program, and sharing your personal philanthropy story across campus. OWUSAA members are motivated students who understand how essential donor support is for providing scholarships, research, and other opportunities at OWU. As an OWUSAA member, you’ll develop leadership skills, create lasting friendships, and leave a mark on your university.

Senior Class Gift – Become a Part of the Tradition

Members of the senior class are encouraged to participate in the Senior Class Gift for Ohio Wesleyan University. This gift is a critical step in transitioning into OWU alumni and becoming part of a long-standing tradition.

What's important is not how much you give, but that you participate. Your gift of any size will count towards the class total and directly increase the value of your degree, while supporting scholarships, faculty development, and much more. It will also help cement your legacy, as all participating seniors will be listed in the Commencement program at the end of the year.

Seniors who choose to give $20.22 or more will also receive a donor cord to wear at Commencement.

For more information, contact Elijah Berry at eaberry@owu.edu, or call 740-368-3302.

Make your Senior Class Gift Today

Contact Info

Location

Annual Giving Office
Mowry Alumni Center
61 S. Sandusky Street
Delaware, OH 43015
P 855-OWU-1842
E owfund@owu.edu

Department Contact

Elijah Berry
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
P 740-368-3302
E eaberry@owu.edu