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University Development

The Office of University Development advances the mission of Ohio Northern University by raising private support from alumni and friends to support students, programs and facilities. Our Ohio Northern family has watched — and participated — as we have transformed our University through the decades. ONU’s reputation for excellence continues to grow through the support received from the University community.

Please join us in creating a place of prominence where students fulfill their dreams by supporting ONU today!

Ways to Give

Online: The convenience of online giving lets you tell us how much, how often and how to process the gift. Visit ONU Give to make a secure online gift today!

Mail: Please mail your check (made payable to Ohio Northern University) to the address below.

Office of University Advancement
Ohio Northern University
525 South Main Street
Ada, OH 45810

Phone: We are able to process your gift over the phone, too! Please call 1-866-ONU-GIVE (1-866-668-4483) and have your credit or debit card ready.

Payroll Deduction: All faculty and staff of Ohio Northern have the ability to give through payroll deduction. To set up your payroll deduction, please contact Dave Smittle at 419-772-1983.

Planned giving: Make a gift to fund the future. Our planned giving website explains five ways you can make a future gift to the University. Did you know that a planned gift can protect your assets, provide for your family, and guarantee you income for life?

The vision for Northern is clear: We will be a leading, private, student-centered institution of increasing regional and national prominence. We will be a diverse, dynamic and unique learning community offering rigorous professional programs in partnership with the sciences and the arts to prepare individuals for lifelong challenges.


University Advancement

Connie Thompson

Lehr Memorial Room: 302
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed