Every gift sustains Ohio Wesleyan’s insatiable spirit. We offer a wide array of giving opportunities to suit your philanthropic plan and financial situation.

Proposals in the U.S. House and Senate significantly increase the standard deduction beginning in 2018. As a result, many fewer people will itemize their tax deductions and many fewer still will be in a position to claim the charitable income tax deduction as they have previously.
If you plan to itemize for 2017, you may want to consider making a gift this calendar year to realize your full tax benefit.
For more information, please contact Jenny Batchelder at 740-368- 3043 or jajoerge@owu.edu

Give By Mail

University Advancement Office
Mowry Alumni Center
61 S. Sandusky Street
Delaware, Ohio 43015

Monthly Gifts

A sustaining monthly gift provides ongoing support for the purpose or purposes you choose. Sustaining gifts can be established with a credit card or through an electronic funds transfer (EFT) in the amount and duration of your choice.

For more information about these programs, contact 740-368-3315 or email advancementoperations@owu.edu

Stock Gifts

Gifts of highly appreciated stock can hold significant financial benefits for you, while fulfilling your philanthropic goals.

Eliminate Federal Tax Giving stock eliminates the capital gains tax that would otherwise be due had the stock been sold. Additionally, you are eligible for a charitable income tax deduction of the full fair market value of the stock, rather than the purchase price. For more information about a stock gift, call 740-368-3324 or email jlbopp@owu.edu.

Gifts of Other Assets

Real estate, collectibles, and other assets can often be advantageous assets to donate to Ohio Wesleyan University. To learn more about how these assets can help fulfill your philanthropic plan, contact 740-368-3043 or email jajoerge@owu.edu.

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. The impact of your gift to Ohio Wesleyan may be doubled or possibly tripled. Some companies also match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

Employer Search

To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, click here and enter your employer’s name.

Arranging a Matching Gift

To arrange for a matching gift, submit the request via your employer’s online matching gift portal, or complete a hard copy form and mail it to University Advancement.

Donor Advised Funds or Family Foundation

Making a philanthropic grant to Ohio Wesleyan University from your Donor Advised Fund or Family Foundation is a great way to support OWU.  To learn more, contact the organization where your Donor Advised Fund is held or call OWU at 740-368-3043.

Ohio Wesleyan University has a Donor Advised Fund Program. In essence, a Donor Advised Fund serves as a philanthropic checkbook with an investment component that can allow your charitable dollars to grow.  Working in partnership with The Columbus Foundation, the nation’s seventh-largest community foundation, OWU offers our alumni and friends the opportunity to establish their own Donor Advised Fund to support Ohio Wesleyan and other favorite charities. To learn more, contact Jenny Joerger at 740-368-3043 or by email at jajoerge@owu.edu.

IRA Rollover gifts

Congress has made permanent a provision allowing individuals 70 1/2 and older to send gifts from their IRAs directly to charities.  Making a gift using the Charitable IRA Rollover can make an excellent gift vehicle, providing distinct tax advantages.  Visit the IRA Charitable Rollover page for more information.

Estate Gifts

There are many ways to support Ohio Wesleyan as part of your estate plan.  From leaving a portion of your estate in your will to a specific fund, to establishing a Charitable Gift Annuity and receiving lifetime income, an ideal option exists for your financial situation.  To learn more, contact Jenny Batchelder at 740-368-3043.

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We are so impressed with Bishops who chose to spend their spring breaks volunteering. Here is the Hurricane Harvey relief team, posing with the homeowners of a house they're rebuilding in Houston!🔨🏠 #OhWooo

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OWU seniors have been "growing the flock" on Mowry's front lawn! Each flamingo = senior who has given, with more being added through tomorrow! #OhWooo

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❤️Whether it be your someone special, your roommates turned best friends, or your favorite campus hangout... on this #ValentinesDay, we ask you: What do you love about OWU? #OhWooo

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Patiently waiting for the snow to melt and temperatures to rise ☀️

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