Celebrate the holidays in the YJ4L spirit...

The holiday season gives us time to celebrate the people, institutions and traditions that are important in our lives.  No matter what holiday you celebrate, make BW a part of these next few weeks. Attend an event to re-connect with Yellow Jackets for Life across the generations.  Make a gift to support BW students of today. Volunteer your time to strengthen the BW community and beyond.  We look forward to hearing from you.   

Holiday Gatherings (December 2, 8, 9, 11, 13):  We hope to greet you at one or more holiday gatherings for BW alumni and friends this season.  Gather in good cheer in Rocky River, Cleveland's Ohio City neighborhood, Woodmere, and Medina.  Register in advance here.  In addition, the BW Women's Club hosts a holiday brunch in Avon to celebrate the season and raise funds for student scholarships. More about the Women's Club event here.

Young Alumni Initiative:  Building on the success of the first Young Alumni event at the Platform Beer Co. in Cleveland, more events and service opportunities are currently being planned.  Follow BW Young Alumni activities on Facebook and Twitter.

Make a Gift:  Include BW in your end-of-year giving plans. See details at right about giving opportunities or visit this page.

For more information, call the Alumni Office at 440-826-2104 or email bwalumni@bw.edu.

BW Young Alumni Celebrating the holidays
BW Young Alumni                                     Celebrating the holidays


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  The current locker rooms are very outdated compared to competitors' facilities.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.


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