Celebrate Summer with Alumni and Friends

Summer is the season of Fun 4 ALL!  We are excited to launch our 2015 series of family-friendly events, kicked off by BW Day at Cedar Point on Saturday, July 11. Come with your family, friends, or just yourself - all are welcome!  Read more below about Fun 4 ALL events and other opportunities for our Yellow Jackets for Life.  This page is updated regularly as details are confirmed, so check back often.

Swing into Summer at a BW Golf Outing:  One golf outing remains on the calendar for 2015!  Join us on June 27 for the Women's Athletic Alumni Memorial Golf Outing at Bunker Hill near Medina.

BW Day at Cedar Point (July 11):  Make BW Day at Cedar Point your day at Cedar Point!  More information here about the special BW discount and other activities.

Luncheon on the Lake Erie Shore (July 18): Gather with alumni and friends at the Catawba Island Club near Lakeside, Ohio for a relaxed luncheon with President Helmer.  More information here.

Night at the Ball Game (July 23): Cheer on the Cleveland Indians as they take on the Chicago White Sox. Our block of seats (lower box front) will go fast, so reserve yours now!  More information here.

Career Advising Appointments:  During the summer months, BW's Office of Career Services is available for one-on-one career advising appointments with alumni. This service is offered free of charge as a benefit to our Yellow Jackets for Life.  More information and other career resources are available here.

Save the Dates:  Our Fun 4 ALL series continues this fall with Community and Family Day on September 26 and Homecoming on October 10.  Registration for these events opens on August 17.

Make a Gift:  Include BW in your giving plans this year. 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.


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 2014-2015 academic year, 395 BW students contributed over 560 gifts totaling $4,500 to the Student Giving YJ4L Scholarship Fund. Thanks to the Grippin Fund, that amount will be matched for student scholarships that will be awarded in the fall. The funds have been distributed to current seniors with demonstrated financial hardship, making it possible for them to finish their last few semesters from BW and graduate. Since the program was started in 2013, there have been 8 scholarship recipients! Now that’s impact!


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...

Cedar Point!
Sat, 11 Jul 2015
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Women's Alumni Athletic Association Memorial Golf Outing
Fri, 17 Jul 2015
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join Us for Lunch on the Lake Erie Shore!
Sat, 18 Jul 2015
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

A Night at the Cleveland Indians
Thu, 23 Jul 2015
7:10 PM - 10:00 PM

Baldwin Wallace University line

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