Class Notes Quarterly - November Issue Here

Read the latest news of YJ4Ls from the Class of 1944 to the Class of 2017. To submit your news for the next issue, send using the easy Alumni Update Form by December 31, 2017. The next issue of Class Notes Quarterly will publish in February 2018.

Fall into the YJ4L Spirit!

This season, we look forward to honoring those who have made lasting contributions to BW, greeting our friends in other Ohio cities, and launching an exciting new initiative for Athletics alumni. Check out the details below for how to get involved. We look forward to seeing you!

Brown & Gold Club Launch Party (November 11): The Brown & Gold Club, restructuring men's and women's alumni athletic organizations into one group for all Athletics alumni, in support of student-athletes at BW, hosts a launch party in the SAC for all Yellow Jackets and friends. More information here.

It's (almost) the Season of YJ4L Cheer (November 28, 30, December 5, 7): We look forward to gathering alumni and friends together during the holiday season at four receptions around greater Cleveland. Get your BW friends together, or attend to make new friends and connections. Details and registration are available here.

Don't forget the perks! No matter the season, BW offers valuable perks for its alumni, including free shipping from the BW Bookstore, and more. 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!

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...

BW Alumni Art ExhibitionEvent spans multiple days
Fri, 27 Oct 2017 -
Tue, 21 Nov 2017

All Day Event

Anything GoesEvent spans multiple days
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 -
Sun, 19 Nov 2017

All Day Event

Holiday Event in Rocky River
Tue, 28 Nov 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Holiday Event in Akron
Thu, 30 Nov 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Holiday Event in Cleveland Heights
Tue, 05 Dec 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Holiday Event in Cleveland
Thu, 07 Dec 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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