With the $200 million Connect Today, Create Tomorrow comprehensive campaign — the largest in school history — we are renewing our commitment to our founding principles as we chart a bold path forward. At OWU, the enduring values of a liberal arts education continue to prepare graduates for lives of leadership and service in every segment of our society. Thank you for your role in sustaining our legacy.

Scholarships and Financial Aid | Goal: $50 million
We must not let resources be an impediment to the transformational effect of an OWU education. Whether it is need-based, merit-based, or aid for a returning student, scholarships can be the deciding factor in bringing a student to OWU, and ensuring they are able to complete their degree.

The OWU Connection | Goal: $35 million
This innovative curricular program allows students to connect academic theory with real world practice in a global context. In addition, student access to internships will be expanded through the planned Career Connections Center.

Investing in Our Professors | Goal: $37 million
Ask anyone what they love about OWU, and they’ll name a favorite professor — or two or three. Your support enables OWU to recruit, foster, and develop our greatest asset — the people who educate, shape, and inspire our leaders of tomorrow.

Investing in Our Campus: Capital Improvements | Goal: $43 million
Our historic campus has been graced with several impressive new buildings and seen some of our most iconic spaces given new life and purpose thanks to significant philanthropic support.

Investing in Each Day: Annual Giving | Goal: $35 million
We remain committed to preserving our beautiful campus and enhancing our high-tech learning spaces. From technology to program funding, to faculty and staff training and salaries, annual gifts touch each part of OWU, every day.

$174,293,934 Raised to Date

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Total as of March 1, 2019.

Note: Just over $38 million in gifts have not yet been designated.

Why I Give: Stories of Campaign Support

Whether it is to honor a favorite professor or loved one, or to ensure deserving students have access to an OWU education, alumni and friends have a million reasons to give back. Here are a few:

Ann Williamson Meier ’69

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Established a scholarship for theatre students in honor of her father

Jim Dicke
Janet Dicke

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Jim and Eilleen Dicke House

Nick Calio ’75
Lydia Calio ’77

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OWU Fund, President's Circle, Calio Endowed Scholarship

Craig Luke ’85

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Endowed scholarship for first generation college students, OWU Fund

Caroline Root Deibel ’67

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Travel support through OWU Connection endowment

Thomas R. Tritton ’69

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OWU Connection endowment

Carol Hilkirk Latham ’61

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Endowment to create Latham Entrepreneurial Scholars Program

Ezra Vogel ’50

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Endowment to support international study

James Hoy ’57

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Need-based scholarship support to botany, zoology students


Contact Information


Mowry Alumni Center
P 740-368-3312
E campaign@owu.edu