We give thanks for our YJ4Ls!

We've had a great time this fall welcoming our YJ4Ls (Yellow Jackets for Life) back to campus for Community & Family Day and Homecoming.  We also devoted important time to honoring this year's class of Athletic Hall of Fame inductees and remembering the impact of Prof. Charlie Burke and Dr. Warren Scharf on Founders Day. In recent weeks, we've greeted alumni and friends in the Columbus area and offered two service opportunities to alumni in Northeast Ohio. 

This Thanksgiving, we are grateful to all members of the BW community - alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and friends.  We look forward to celebrating the season with you at festive holiday receptions around town, and to catching up with alumni out of state during the winter and spring months.  Our alumni event calendar is continuously being updated with new events, so check back often.


YJ4L Cheer Events - Toast the Season! The popular holiday receptions return in five exciting locations throughout Northeast Ohio between December 1 and 14.  More information here on these festive gatherings, including a new event for our alumni in Lake County!  Online registration is open for all events.  

Women's Club Holiday Tea:  Take time out of your busy holiday schedule and support scholarships for female students at BW by attending this annual event. More information here

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.  

Live-stream Conservatory concerts:  Regardless of location, remember that it's possible to enjoy, online from home, a variety of live-streamed cultural events presented by the Conservatory of Music, now officially an All-Steinway School.  

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.





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...

Save the Date - Burntwood Tavern -Rocky River
Tue, 01 Dec 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Save the Date - Main Street Cafe - Medina
Wed, 02 Dec 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Women's Club Holiday Tea
Sat, 05 Dec 2015
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Save the Date - Market Garden Brewery
Mon, 07 Dec 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Save the Date - Burntwood Tavern Lyndhurst
Wed, 09 Dec 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sat, 12 Dec 2015
All Day Event

Save the Date - Willoughby Holiday Event
Mon, 14 Dec 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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