​​​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 awareded 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?

When you make a gift to the Graduating Class Gift, you promote and support student development, leadership opportunities, and scholarships.

How your gift specifically benefits other 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. 

Why Give?

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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.

Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2018!

They broke records in all categories!

  • $4,240 raised
  • 202 gifts made
  • 186 philanthropy cords earned
*numbers updated as of 9/11/18


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