It's Always the Season for Alumni Perks!

Throughout the year, the Office of Alumni Engagement 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 and Office of Professional Development.


Put BW on your 2019 calendar: Cheer on the Yellow Jackets at BW athletic events, learn or experience something new at a cultural event, and look ahead to YJ4L alumni events later this winter and spring. We look forward to seeing you this year!

YJ4L News: Read the latest about your classmates and alumni of all generations in the February 2019 issue of Class Notes Quarterly. 

BW in the Sunshine State: Alumni in Naples and Sarasota, we're coming to see you! Details about these events here

49th Annual Reverse Raffle: Secure your chance to win the $5,000 grand prize while supporting Yellow Jacket student-athletes! Purchase a raffle ticket and learn more about this popular event here

Class of 1969 Reunion: 50 years of being a YJ4L is reason to celebrate! Reunion details, a class directory, fun throwback features and who's attending list are available to browse here.

Read the latest YJ4L news: The latest issue of Class Notes Quarterly was released in November, with the next issue scheduled for early February. You can also research the class notes archive for updates published since 2010. 

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 only $35 per year, alumni in Ohio can support the Annual Fund and sport a BW license plate to show their pride! Details here

For more information, call the Office of Alumni Engagement 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...

Brown and Gold Club Event
Sat, 23 Mar 2019
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Lunch in Albuquerque, NM
Wed, 10 Apr 2019
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

More Events

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