Family Campaign

Community + Opportunity = BGSU

Bowling Green State University is known for its commitment to helping students succeed both within and beyond the classroom. Our enduring emphasis on providing students with a transformational education shapes the lives of students and ensures the continued vitality of the University. As today’s students face an increasingly complex and competitive world, it is imperative BGSU continues to provide diverse activities, innovative academic programs, and a dynamic mix of learning opportunities to position our students as tomorrow’s leaders. With your help, Bowling Green can continue to provide our students with positive learning experiences both in and out of the classroom.

The BGSU Family Campaign, a University-wide effort to support institutional initiatives, provides resources to engage, challenge and prepare students for a meaningful future. Now in its second decade, the Family Campaign has raised nearly $11 million to benefit students, programs and initiatives. The campaign spans our fiscal year and includes any gifts made from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.


Your gift to the BGSU Family Campaign contributes to the quality of education our students receive while sending a message to the wider community and prospective donors that our faculty, staff, and retirees believe in Bowling Green State University. All gifts are important and very much appreciated, especially in today’s challenging times when the University is experiencing declining state support.

Make a gift by June 30 to become part of the Family Campaign — making a difference for our students and our future.



Family campaign FAQS

Participation matters

The following departments achieved 100% participation during the 2013-2014 Family Campaign:

  • Accounting & MIS
  • Capital Planning & Design
  • Career Center
  • Center for Regional Development
  • Conference & Event Services
  • Design & Construction
  • Economics Department
  • Falcon Health Services
  • Finance Department
  • Military Science
  • Multicultural Affairs
  • Office of Human Resources
  • Office of the President
  • Student & Academic Services/EDHD
  • Student Affairs
  • Student Employment Services
  • Student Financial Aid
  • Student Media
  • TRiO Programs
  • VP for Research & Economic Development/Graduate College
  • Women's Center
  • Women's, GSS Program
No matter what cause or program you believe in, there is a match for your passion at BGSU. The following are common areas that receive support from the Family Campaign. However, all BGSU Foundation funds are eligible. To search for a fund, click here to access the online giving form. Consult your department's Family Campaign representative or contact University Advancement at 419-372-2424 for more information on making a gift.
  • Administrative Staff Scholarship
  • Akiko Kawano Jones Study Abroad Fund
  • Alumni Laureate Scholars Fund
  • BGRA Annuities
  • Biophysical Chemistry Research
  • Charla J. Bennett Scholarship
  • Chemistry Department
  • Classified Staff Scholarship
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Education & Human Development
  • College of Health and Human Services
  • College of Musical Arts
  • College of Technology
  • Deanna Radeloff Scholarship
  • Defending Our Turf Campaign Fund
  • Diversity Enhancement Fund
  • Division of Student Affairs Fund
  • Dr. Roger L. Barnes Scholarship
  • Dzidra Shllaku Scholarship
  • The Excellence Fund for Bowling Green State University
  • Falcon Club
  • Festival Series
  • Finance & Insurance Department
  • Firelands College Scholarships
  • Firelands Faculty/Staff Scholarship
  • Football Fund
  • Friends of University Libraries Fund
  • Geography Department
  • Harold I. and Sarah J. Lunde Scholarship
  • Ice Hockey Fund
  • Ilse Thomas Study Abroad Scholarship
  • Isaac Cochran Sr. Memorial Scholarship
  • Janet Parks Library Fund
  • Library Enrichment Fund
  • Management Department
  • Marguerite & J. Charles Jones Memorial Teacher Education Scholarship
  • Martini Family Scholarship
  • Medici Circle Patrons of Art
  • Men's Basketball Fund
  • Neckers Scholars
  • Office of the CIO Foundation
  • Opera Activities Fund
  • Pillars of Health and Human Services
  • Pro Musica Fund
  • Pro Musica Scholarship
  • Psychology Department
  • Reading Thesis Award
  • Richard D. Hoare Research Scholarship
  • Sam Cooper Memorial Fund
  • School of Family & Consumer Sciences
  • Sebo Athletic Center
  • Sociology Department
  • Sound Recordings Acquisition Fund
  • Stadium Club
  • Stadium Suites
  • Stroh Convocation Center Fund
  • Stuart R. Givens Memorial Fellowship
  • Student-Athlete Academic Support Services Fund
  • Student Health Service Fund
  • Student Employment Services Fund
  • Student Financial Aid Scholarship Fund
  • Sustaining Tomorrow’s Scholars for HHS Scholarship
  • Swimming Fund
  • Television Learning Services
  • University Dining Services Scholarship
  • University Honors Program
  • University Life Insurance Gift Program
  • Volleyball Fund
  • WBGU-TV Public Broadcasting Fund
  • Wolfe Center for the Arts
  • Women's Basketball Fund
  • Women's Golf Fund

For more information

Jenny Wensink, Annual Giving

University Advancement
Mileti Alumni Center
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0054