Celebrating the Yellow Jackets for Life Spirit

Fall is a time for reconnecting with Yellow Jackets for Life (YJ4L) across the generations. Already we have greeted thousands at Community and Family Day, the Athletic Hall of Fame, and Homecoming, and look forward to Founders Day on October 20 to celebrate the people that make BW a special place. A new initiative to engage Young Alumni is launching soon, and BW's MBA Association invites you to an evening of "Dessert and Dialogue."  See details below, and check the calendar for more events and updates.  

Founders Day (Monday, October 20):  Join us as we honor the contributions of Prof. Louise Kiefer '42 and Dr. Wray Stickford, who both made long-term, positive impacts on the life of Baldwin Wallace.  Founders Day includes a luncheon and brief ceremony at Memorial Wall on North Campus.  More information here.  

MBA Association Dessert & Dialogue (Tuesday, October 28):  The Baldwin Wallace MBA Association invites you to an evening of networking and professional development.  Presented in partnership with Allegro Realty Advisors, the topic of real estate as it relates to mergers and acquisitions will be discussed.  More information here.

Young Alumni Event (Wednesday, October 29):  Attend the first event of BW's new young alumni initiative at Platform Beer Company in Cleveland, founded by a BW alumnus.  Enjoy beverages, networking, and remarks by special guest Param Srikantia who will explore "the success of failure and the failure of success."  More information here.

For details about any of these events, call the Alumni Office at 440-826-2104 or email bwalumni@bw.edu.

Catawba 2014 outside Winning foursome
BW Day at Cedar Point                        BW Night at the Indians


Connect with BW via Social Media

Alumni gather virtually every day on YJ4L (Yellow Jackets for Life) social media channels.  Join us on Facebook and Twitter to stay updated on events (on campus and nationwide), hear about alumni achievements, and network with your fellow YJ4Ls. 


Basketball Locker Room Renovation Project

Yellow Jacket Men's and Women's Basketball has a strong history with 19 trips to the NCAA Tournament, 10 OAC Tournament titles, and numerous individual student athlete awards.  Locker rooms used by these student athletes were last renovated in 1986.  The current locker rooms are very outdated compared to competitors' facilities.  With the movement of BW football to the Packard Athletic Center, space previously used by football is available for use by the basketball teams, including a players' lounge and film room to view previous games and discuss plays.  Click here to learn more.


Alumni Awards and Honors:
Nominate a Fellow Yellow Jacket

The Alumni Office is always looking for nominations to honor deserving alumni. We know that every day, Yellow Jackets for Life are making positive impacts in their organizations and communities.  We want to hear from you about these success stories.  Please consider submitting a nomination

Awards and honors include the Athletic Hall of Fame, the Alumni Merit Award, the Family Heritage Award, and the Outstanding Educator Award.  The nomination process is easy, and nominations are accepted year-round.  Learn more here.   





YJ4L Gives


Every Gift Really Does Make A Difference.

A little goes a long way at Baldwin Wallace. Make a gift and join thousands of alumni, parents, friends, students, faculty, and staff who support BW each year. All of those gifts add up in a big way.  Last year, more than 4,700 alumni and friends made gifts to the University. Collectively those gifts contributed nearly $1.4 million to BW's budget.

Students Give!

During the 2013-14 academic year, 395 BW students contributed over $5,000 to the YJ4L scholarship fund. With a generous donor match, the YJ4L Gives totaled $10,000. That’s impact!  The funds have been distributed to students with demonstrated financial hardship, making it possible for them to continue their studies at BW. 


Where to Give? 

Support what matters most to YOU.

You can designate your gift to nine annual funds supporting the University and our students, including seven academic scholars funds, the YJ4L scholarship and the BW Fund. Learn more here.

Every gift matters.  Make yours today.


Coming in the Next 30 Days...

Dessert & Dialogue: Real Estate in Mergers and Acquisitions In partnership with Allegro Realty Advisors, Ltd.
Tue, 28 Oct 2014
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Us For Our MBA Open House
Wed, 29 Oct 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Us For Our MBA Open House
Thu, 30 Oct 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Arts Management Alumni Network: Pre-Show Reception & A Chorus Line at BW
Thu, 13 Nov 2014
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Join a BW Reception in Washington, D.C.!
Tue, 18 Nov 2014
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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