2016 Founder's Day Challenge
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541 Donors gave or pledged a total of $152,480
ABOUT ONU’s FOUNDER’S DAY CHALLENGE:
Ohio Northern University’s Founder’s Day Challenge is a virtual day of giving that encourages University alumni, faculty, staff, parents, students and friends to come together to support the University.
What is the challenge?
The challenge is for 500 donors to give to ONU on Founder's Day. To make things more interesting, a group of challenge leaders have given $25,000 to ONU in support of the Founder's Day Challenge. This means that each gift made on Founder's Day up to our goal of 500 is effectively worth $50 more. In addition, the alumni board has secured 100 percent participation and challenged all University boards to attain 100 percent participation as well. All gifts, regardless of designation, will count toward the Challenge. If you've already made a gift this fiscal year, please consider an additional gift of any size to help us meet the Challenge!
Tell why you give by posting on social media and share content from the following channels:
Watch H.S. Lehr's beard grow with each donor!
SUPPORT FUTURE POLAR BEARS.
The Ohio Northern family spans many generations. Continue the tradition of excellence and build a strong future for the next generation of Polar Bears!
GIVE THE GIFT OF EDUCATION
Tuition covers only 65 percent of a Northern education, and approximately 94 percent of our students receive some sort financial aid. When you give to Northern, you ensure that higher education remains accessible and affordable for our bright young Polar Bears and their families.
ALUMNI PARTICIPATION IS THE KEY TO A BETTER ONU
When you give, you increase the likelihood that Northern will receive scholarship and grant money from foundations and corporations, making the University more financially sound. Alumni participation secures the future of Northern by increasing ONU’s overall rankings and ensures that students have all the necessary tools they need to reach their goals of becoming ONU graduates. Plus, you’re protecting the value of your degree!
POWER OF A NORTHERN EXPERIENCE
By giving a gift on Founder’s Day, you help current and future students have many of the same experiences that you had as a student.
CELEBRATE THE PAST. INVEST IN THE FUTURE.
Since Ohio Northern University’s founding in 1871, it continues Henry Solomon Lehr’s legacy – his faith and action, his vision and passion. Make the choice to invest in Ohio Northern in honor of ONU’s founder and its founding year with a gift of $18.71, $187.10 or $1,871. It doesn’t matter how much you give – it just matters that you give. Your gift, your choice!
GIVE ONU A BIRTHDAY GIFT!
This year, ONU celebrates 145 years of delivering excellence in higher education. What better way is there to celebrate the University’s birthday than with a gift?
Use these images on Facebook and Twitter to show you support Founder’s Day. Change your avatar and profile photos for the day. And don't forget to use the hashtag #PolarBeardUp
- Change your Facebook cover photo
- Change your Twitter header image
- Change your Facebook profile picture
- Change your Twitter avatar
- Download the “I rose to the challenge” badge for Facebook
- Download the “I rose to the challenge” badge for Twitter