2016 YJ4L Fun 4 ALL is here!

We are thrilled to announce this year's slate of YJ4L Fun 4 ALL events, fun-filled family-friendly opportunities for all in the BW family. This year, Yellow Jackets for Life will swarm Cedar Point and Progressive Field for an Indians game, and support BW Football at Community & Family Day and Homecoming with plenty of activities for all. Find more details on the 2016 Fun 4 ALL events here


Other Summer Fun! D.C.-area alumni, don't miss a special opportunity in Alexandria, VA, on June 15! Those in northern Ohio, save the date for the annual Lunch on the Lakeshore at Catawba Island Club on Saturday, July 30 (more details coming soon!). 

It's also not too early to look ahead to our fall events. Visit the alumni event calendar for more details.

Alumni Celebration & Golden Reunion: We welcomed alumni of all classes for Alumni Celebration 2016 and celebrated the Class of 1966 at their golden 50th Reunion on May 13 and 14. We also honored this year's Alumni Merit Award and Family Heritage Award recipients.

Fisher Field: Dedicated on April 23, the renovated Fisher Field celebrates BW's history of success in collegiate baseball. More information here about the field honoring longtime Coach Bob Fisher '63. 

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. 


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.





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...

BW Swarms Cedar Point!
Sat, 09 Jul 2016
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Save the Date - Lunch on the Lake Erie Shore
Sat, 30 Jul 2016
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Baldwin Wallace University line

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