At the center of an extraordinary BW experience is a caring and personal relationship with every student. Informed by the latest science, public health guidance and knowledge from our campus community, BW has implemented a flexible, in-person fall 2020 experience designed to keep our community safe, ensure access and quality for our students, and move our students forward toward degree completion. More information here.

Class Notes Quarterly

The September issue of Class Notes Quarterly has been published featuring news from many generations of our YJ4Ls. Now more than ever, we love to celebrate good news! 

Send us your news or contact information updates
via the alumni update form here

Updates you include in "What's New?" section of the form will let us know what you want us to celebrate in the September issue of Class Notes Quarterly. Deadline for the December issue is October 31. Thank you! 

Stay Connected


BW Alumni & Friends Book ClubJoin the virtual BW Alumni & Friends Book Club and connect with nearly 350 #YJ4L readers. It’s free to join. 

Alumni Perks: Check our all your alumni benefits at 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) and find out more about the lifelong alumni benefits offered by the Office of Career Services and Office of Professional Development.

Send us your updates: If you have moved, changed jobs, or switched email addresses, let us know via the easy Alumni Update Form.

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. Many designations are available to support what is most important to you. 

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


BW Event Cancellations and Postponements Due to COVID-19 
Updated on August 3, 2020

Greetings from BW – We are disappointed that we must cancel and postpone several upcoming events presented by The Center for Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement now through December 31, 2020. BW is responding to recommendations from the Governor of the State of Ohio along with local and national health agencies to reduce the risk of possible transmission of COVID-19, commonly known as novel Coronavirus.

To that end, we are postponing the upcoming 50th Annual Reverse Raffle originally scheduled for Saturday, April 4, 2020 and the Class of 1970 50th Reunion – Friday and Saturday, May 15 and May 16 and Alumni Encore – Saturday, May 16. The Class of 1970 Reunion and Alumni Encore will be rescheduled for May 2021 and the Reverse Raffle will be rescheduled in 2021 at a date to be determined. Details here about tickets and refunds for the Reverse Raffle

You can read the full details at: 

As part of our goal to decrease the number of instances that require our community members to gather in groups, we have canceled all on campus and off campus events and restricted commercial carrier travel for all BW employees.


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.


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