graphic saying "Big Give. Big Success."

It was a big day for YJ4L spirit as the BW community came together for a record-breaking Big Give, a 24-hour fundraising event.

A Day of Record-Breaking Success

April 10, 2017

graphic saying "Big Give. Big Success."

It was a big day for YJ4L spirit as the Baldwin Wallace community came together to raise a record-breaking $201,345 for this year’s Big Give.

The annual fundraising campaign, held April 3, topped 2016 results by generating a higher day-of-event gift total and a larger net result thanks to matching fund contributions.

"I am overwhelmed by the generosity of the BW community," said Patrick Dunlavy, BW vice president for advancement. "Alumni, trustees, friends, foundations, faculty, staff and current students raised $101,345 in just 24 hours, making this year’s BW Big Give the best year yet.

"Coupled with $100,000 in matching gifts pledged ahead of time by a generous group of donors, this year's grand total comes to $201,345 in unrestricted gifts. Together, the total is more than $12,000 above last year," he continued. "In addition, over $5,000 in restricted gifts towards other campus funds, projects and initiatives were made during the Big Give.

"Gifts to Baldwin Wallace greatly benefit students both now and in the future. Donor generosity helps shape all aspects of a student’s college experience. From financial assistance to experiential learning opportunities, gifts mean the difference for so many students," noted Dunlavy. 

"Thanks to everyone who participated. Truly, you are making a meaningful impact," he added. "If for some reason you were unable to participate April 3, it still isn’t too late. We are continuing to welcome donor gifts."