Making an Impact Today

Ohio Wesleyan University’s development officers help to fulfill the philanthropic goals of OWU alumni and friends while providing funding for significant university initiatives.  Typically, the gift is endowment level which have lasting impact on the growth of the university.  Other types of significant gifts are those for capital improvements, programmatic support, or special initiatives.

Endowment Giving

Currently, to create a permanent endowment requires a gift of $50,000 or more.  When you give to OWU’s endowment, your funds are invested for the long-term and exist in perpetuity.  A portion of the interest income is used for the purpose designated by the endowment terms, while the remainder is reinvested, allowing the fund to grow and provide for the future.  Investment oversight for all endowment funds is managed by the Board of Trustees.

President’s Circle

The President’s Circle is a select group of alumni, parents and friends who share a particular interest in Ohio Wesleyan University and whose philanthropy focuses on strategic initiatives selected by the President.  

President’s Circle members generously commit to giving $10,000 annually above and beyond their gifts to The Ohio Wesleyan Fund or other philanthropic commitments.

President’s Circle funds have provided momentum for various components of The OWU Connection and initiatives designed to improve student retention.  As new needs are identified, the President’s Circle will be in the vanguard of supporting Ohio Wesleyan with the funds and counsel necessary to keep Ohio Wesleyan the exceptional institution it is today – and will continue to be tomorrow.