Making a Difference Every Day

The Ohio Wesleyan Fund helps make up approximately 10 percent of the University’s annual operating budget. This covers almost every part of daily campus life, including scholarships, building maintenance, and programming for students.

Tags were hung around campus the week leading up to the campaign kickoff on Oct. 20 to represent the beneficiaries of Annual Giving, including students like Peyton Larkin ’21.
Renovations to Bashford and Thomson Halls, paid for through annual giving, included new paint, furniture, and other upgrades to the first-year dorms. As part of the YearOne Living Learning program, which provides extra support and guidance to first-year students as they transition to the college environment, these dorms have been refurbished to help build community..

Alumni Participation

While it’s true that every dollar makes a difference, gifts from alumni have twice the impact: Alumni participation in giving is factored into college rankings by publications such as U.S. News & World Report. Alumni can show their support of their alma mater and help ensure the value of their degree by giving back.

To read more about the many ways – small, medium, and large – to stay engaged with OWU, through career development, admissions, social events and service opportunities, and engagement in giving (CASE), please visit or email

For example: Attend an event in your area, such as an OWU vs. Denison lacrosse viewing party (a “small” way to support social events). Or send congratulatory notes to admitted students (a “medium” way to support Admission). Another way to help Ohio Wesleyan is by offering an internship or externship to a student. For more information on the Bishop Launch program, contact Mindy Agin,

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