It's Always the Season for Alumni Perks!

The Office of Alumni Relations is pleased to share with our YJ4Ls (Yellow Jackets for Life) a variety of fun and valuable alumni perks.

Visit the Alumni Perks page at to browse the options. It's our way of saying thank you for being an important and ongoing part of the BW community!

A few links to some of the perks: Request a free BW Alumni car decal (include your current address, please), send us your news for the online Class Notes Quarterly, and find out more about the lifelong alumni benefits offered by the Office of Career Services.  

Get your raffle tickets now! All athletic alumni, friends and Yellow Jacket fans are welcome to join the 47th Annual BW Reverse Raffle on Saturday, March 25, 2017, supporting BW Athletics.

Celebrating Outstanding Educators: Join us on Sunday, April 2 to celebrate the recipients of the 2017 Outstanding Educator Awards, and more, in a special event on campus. More information here.

Welcome Back! Members of the Class of 1967 will celebrate their golden 50th Reunion May 19-20, 2017. We look forward to welcoming these YJ4Ls back to campus, some for the first time in 50 years.

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.

For more information, call the Alumni Office at 440-826-2104 or email


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.  Follow the YJ4L Instagram account (@bwalumni) for images of campus and alumni doing great things.







YJ4L Spirit of Giving


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. A true example of the YJ4L spirit!

Students Supporting Students

BW's Student Giving Council (SGC) helps embrace the YJ4L spirit early and allows students to pay it forward. This program is all about students helping students and seeing firsthand how the power of philanthropy can change lives. Students give through a variety of events during the academic year, whether it’s $5 or $50, and it all adds up to make a difference. Last year, the SGC raised over $7,800 for the YJ4th Year Gift, a student funded scholarship. Together with a generous match from the Grippin Fund, over $10,000 was distributed to seniors in need. Read more here about the most recent recipients and how the philanthropy of their peers enabled them to graduate. 


Where to Give? 

Support what matters most to YOU.

You can designate your gift to a variety of annual funds supporting the University and our students, including seven academic scholars funds, the YJ4th Year scholarship described above or area of greatest need. Learn more here.

Every gift matters.  Make yours today.


Coming in the Next 30 Days...

47th Annual BW Reverse Raffle
Sat, 25 Mar 2017
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Save the Date: A Celebration of Outstanding Educators
Sun, 02 Apr 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Save the Date: New Mexico Alumni Gathering
Wed, 05 Apr 2017
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

NYC Music Theatre TripEvent spans multiple days
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 -
Tue, 11 Apr 2017

All Day Event

Track & Field: Sparky Adams Invitational & Alumni Reception
Sat, 22 Apr 2017
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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