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2019 Founders Day Challenge


ONU Founders Day Challenge

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This year, we give Founders Day added meaning by reintroducing another founding figure in ONU's history. We know that ONU only has one true founder, Dr. Henry Solomon Lehr, but there are many people who deserve recognition for making ONU what it is today.

That's why we are pleased to honor Theodore Presser as our honorary founder this year. Learn more about him.

ABOUT ONU’s FOUNDERS DAY CHALLENGE:

Ohio Northern University’s Founders Day 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 donors to give a gift to ONU on Founders Day. All gifts, regardless of designation, will count toward Founders Day. If you've already made a gift this fiscal year, please consider an additional gift of any size to help us meet our goal!

Interested in becoming a social media ambassador? Email Nicole Neely at n-neely@onu.edu.

Tell us why you give by posting on social media. Share content from the following channels using the #ONUFoundersDay hashtag:

ONU Facebook | ONU Alumni Facebook | ONU Twitter | ONU Alumni Twitter
 

WHY I GIVE!

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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 of 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 Founders 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 147 years of delivering excellence in higher education. What better way is there to celebrate the University’s birthday than with a gift?

YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA TOOL KIT

Click on the links below to use these images on Facebook and Twitter to show you support Founders Day. Change your avatar and profile photos for the day.

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