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 Bishop on campus 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:

  • Attend Tuition Free Forward to celebrate donors’ generosity.
  • Get involved in philanthropy by joining the Student Philanthropy Council.
  • As a senior, begin your personal transition from recipient to benefactor by contributing to the Senior Class Gift.

Tuition Free Forward Day – Celebrate Generosity

Tuition Free Forward celebrates the donors—alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff, and students—who generously give to OWU and help us cover the gap between tuition dollars and the total cost of an OWU education. Held on the symbolic day that funds from OWU supporters begin paying for students’ expenses, Tuition Free Forward is an opportunity to recognize those who invest their time and treasure in our university.

The Student Philanthropy Council – Share the Story of Giving

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 the Student Philanthropy Council, you act as an ambassador for giving, educating students about the importance of the Ohio Wesleyan Fund and sharing your personal philanthropy story across campus. SPC members are motivated students who understand how essential donor support is for providing scholarships, research, and other opportunities at OWU. As an SPC 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.

For more information, contact LeeAnn Celapino at, or call 740-368-3302.

Give your Senior Class Gift Today

Contact Info


Annual Giving Office
Mowry Alumni Center
61 S. Sandusky Street
Delaware, OH 43015
P (740) 368-3306

Department Contact

Director of Annual Giving
Miranda Zink, CFRE