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!

Founders Day (October 23): This year, BW celebrates the careers and contributions of Dave Demmerle, HPE professor and long-time coach, and Jerry Jarrett, who was chair of BW's Board of Trustees. Read more about the honorees and the Founders Day events here.

Columbus Reception (October 25): Attend a casual evening reception with other alumni and friends and hear campus updates from President Bob Helmer. We look forward to catching up with our YJ4Ls in central Ohio. More details and registration here.

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.

Don't forget the perks! No matter the season, BW offers valuable perks for its alumni. Visit the Alumni Perks page at www.bw.edu/alumni/perks 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 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.  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...

Founders Day
Mon, 23 Oct 2017
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Alumni Reception in Columbus
Wed, 25 Oct 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Threepenny Opera
Fri, 27 Oct 2017
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Dessert & Dialogue
Sun, 29 Oct 2017
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Anything GoesEvent spans multiple days
Wed, 08 Nov 2017 -
Sun, 12 Nov 2017

All Day Event

Brown & Gold Club Launch Party
Sat, 11 Nov 2017
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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

All Day Event

Baldwin Wallace University line

275 Eastland Road | Berea, OH 44017
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