YJ4L Cheer is Just Around the Corner!  

Make your plans and register now to toast the season with BW at one (or more!) of four YJ4L Cheer events around Northeast Ohio. Reconnect with friends and fellow alumni, or rally your own family or group of friends. 

YJ4L Cheer holiday events: Nov. 29 (Woodmere), Dec. 6 (Rocky River), Dec. 7 (Willoughby), and Dec. 8 (Cleveland / Ohio City) - ring in the season with fellow Yellow Jackets for Life!

Save the Date! The Class of 1967 will celebrate their golden 50th Reunion May 19-20, 2017. We look forward to welcoming these YJ4Ls back to campus!

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Read Class Notes Quarterly: Class notes are now available online!  Published four times per year, the new Class Notes Quarterly celebrates career accomplishments, educational attainments, and other life milestones of BW alumni. The latest issue includes updates received between June 1 and September 30, 2016.  

Nominate a YJ4L:  Nominations are accepted year-round for the Alumni Merit and Outstanding Educator Award as well as the Athletic Hall of Fame. Celebrate a classmate, colleague or community member by submitting a nomination.  

Make a Gift:  Include BW in your giving plans this year and make a difference in the lives of our students. See details at right about giving opportunities or visit this page.

IRA Charitable Provision is now permanent: We are pleased to report that the IRA Charitable Provision legislation has passed, making it possible for donors at least 70 1/2 years old to make tax-free contributions to Baldwin Wallace directly from their IRAs.  Learn more. 

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. 







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...

Holiday Gathering - Willoughby
Wed, 07 Dec 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Holiday Gathering - Cleveland (Ohio City)
Thu, 08 Dec 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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