​​​​Graduating ​Class Gift

Thank you to the Graduating Class of 2019 for breaking another record this year!

  • $5,036 raised for the Graduating Class Gift Findlay Forward Scholarship
  • 245 gifts made
  • 225 philanthropy cords earned
The Graduating Class of 2019 Findlay Forward Scholarship will be awarded to a College of Education student with financial need.
Click here to read more.

Class of 2020, it's your turn! Will you break the Class of 2019 record on your March to the Arch?

In your March to the Arch, you're part of a collective force that promotes and supports student development, leadership opportunities, and scholarships.
Your March to the Arch begins with your first service project as a freshman at Oiler Experience Day and continues throughout your time as an Oiler.

In your senior year, your March to the Arch continues with:
  • Philanthropy Educational Events
    • Pizza, Popcorn, Philanthropy
    • Donuts & Donations
      • Dec. 3, 2019
        • 9 - 10 a.m. - registration coming soon
        • CBSL - Jebbett Leadership Room 120
    • Table Sessions - a quick way to learn more about philanthropy & educational events - pop in, no registration required!
    • All table sessions take place in the atrium of CBSL
      • Oct. 2, 2019 - 11 a.m. - noon
      • Oct. 3, 2019 - 4 - 6 p.m.
      • Oct. 9, 2019 - 11 a.m. - noon
      • Oct. 10, 2019 - 4 - 6 p.m.
      • Oct. 14, 2019 - 2 - 4 p.m.
      • Oct. 16, 2019 - 11 a.m. - noon
      • Oct. 23, 2019 - 11 a.m. - noon
      • Oct. 24, 2019 - 4 - 6 p.m.
  • Etiquette Dinner Training
    • Preparing you for much more than a strong handshake and knowing who pays for dinner. Learn how proper etiquette could mean the difference between your best first impression or your worst.
      • more info. coming soon
  • Senior Service
    • Whether you take it upon yourself to serve in our local community or join us on dedicated service days, these service hours not only help fulfill the requirements to earn your philanthropy cord, but they look great on your resume.
  • Supporting Fellow Students
    • Each year the Graduating Class Gift Findlay Forward Scholarship benefits a student in need. Rising to the Challenge, a 3-point basket shooting contest held at halftime during a men's basketball game each fall, takes place with representatives from each of UF's six colleges. The competition decides which academic area the scholarship will be distributed. Each class gives their gift in the amount of their graduating year, or more. Click below to give $20.20 or more to support the Graduating Class Gift Findlay Forward Scholarship.
  • Earning Your Philanthropy Cord for Commencement
    • By completing the items above, you could be eligible to earn a dark green philanthropy cord to wear during graduation. Learn more.

Why Give to the Graduating Class Gift?

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Someone Did it for You

Each year alumni and graduating seniors give back to enhance the student experience. Help pay it forward!

A Little Bit Makes a Big Difference

We ask that you give at least $20.20 to the Graduating Class Gift because that's your graduating year and it can truly make an impact. Think about it this way. There are more than 500 students in your graduating class. If each student gives $20.20 you could collectively raise over $10,000!

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Think You Don't Have Enough to Give?
Did you know that for $20.20 you can get...
4.1 caramel lattes from Jazzman's
3.1 Chipotle chicken burritos
2.8 Dynamite Hissho sushi rolls
2 AMC movie tickets

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Earn Your Philanthropy Cord
Show your support for the Graduating Class Gift and the Findlay community by earning a philanthropy cord to wear at the spring commencement ceremony. There are three simple components to earn yours. Click here to learn more.

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It's Tradition

Over 200 graduating seniors gave over $5,000 in 2019. If each graduating 2020 senior gives at least $20.20 we would more than double last year's total raised.

Let's do this!

Ways to Give

  • Make your gift online by clicking the button above and entering "Findlay Forward Scholarship" for the designation.
  • Drop off a check or cash in one of following locations:
    • SGA Office, Alumni Memorial Union;
    • University Advancement Office,
    • UF Pavilion, 415 College Street;
    • Wolfe Center for Alumni, Parents and Friends/Stout Alumni House, 1015 N. Main St.


Contact the Office of Annual Giving at [email protected] or 419-434-4008.​