Celebrate Summer with Alumni and Friends

Summer is the season of Fun 4 ALL!  Already this summer we have gathered with Yellow Jackets for Life of all ages at Cedar Point, the Catawba Island Club, and at Progressive Field for a BW Night at the Indians. As we look ahead to fall, we invite you to save the date for Community and Family Day and Homecoming.  We'll provide more details when confirmed, so please check back often! 

At BW Night at the Indians, Progressive Field, July 23

Fun 4 ALL events continue:  Our Fun 4 ALL series continues in the fall with Community and Family Day on September 26 and Homecoming on October 10. Tickets are now on sale for both events.  

Founders Day:  Each year on Founders Day, we take the time to celebrate individuals whose contributions have left a lasting impact on BW. Join us for a luncheon and Memorial Wall ceremony as we remember Prof. Charles "Charlie" Burke and Dr. Warren Scharf.  Read more here.

Save the Dates - Holiday Events: The popular holiday receptions return in four exciting locations throughout Northeast Ohio.  More information here on these festive gatherings. We'll open registration in the fall - in the meantime, mark your calendars!

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 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  The current locker rooms are very outdated compared to competitors' facilities.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...

Join Chicago Alumni for a Night at the Ball Game!.
Tue, 08 Sep 2015
7:10 PM - 10:00 PM

Arts Innovation and Our Region's Future: An Evening of Conversation and Advocacy
Tue, 15 Sep 2015
4:15 PM - 5:45 PM

Arts Innovation and Our Region's Future: An Evening of Conversation and Advocacy A two-part event including dinner at the home of President Helmer
Tue, 15 Sep 2015
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Community and Family Day!
Sat, 26 Sep 2015
All Day Event

Class of 1995 20th Reunion
Sat, 26 Sep 2015
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Dessert & Dialogue: Focus on Entrepreneurship
Tue, 29 Sep 2015
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Baldwin Wallace University line

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Phone: 440-826-2104 | Toll Free: 888-292-2586
Fax: 440-826-2745 | bwalumni@bw.edu