​​​​​Graduating ​Class G​​ift​

Thank you to the Graduating Class of 2023!

The Class of 2023 raised $4,281 for the Graduating Class Gift and earned 211 philanthropy cords!

Class of 2024, it's your turn! Continue your March to the Arch now!

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:

  • Graduation Countdown

  • Philanthropy Educational Events

  • 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
  • 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.
    • Click below to hear a special message from Derrick the Oiler...

    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 $20.24 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 $20.24 you could collectively raise over $10,000!

    Think You Don't Have Enough to Give?
    Did you know that for $20.24​​ you can get...
    4.1 caramel lattes from Jazzman's
    3.1 Chipotle chicken burritos
    2.8 Dynamite Hissho sushi rolls
    2 Months of Netflix

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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. Review the steps to earn your philanthropy cord.

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    It's Tradition
    Every year graduating seniors give back to help the fellow students. Let's continue this amazing tradition!

    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 at:​
      • University Advancement Office, second floor of the Winebrenner building


    Contact the Director of Annual Giving at [email protected]