Campus Campaign

Every year, our BGSU family comes together to support our students through Campus Campaign.  BGSU is known for its commitment to helping students succeed both within and beyond the classroom. As today’s students face an increasingly complex and competitive world, it is imperative that BGSU continues to provide diverse activities, innovative academic programs, and a dynamic mix of learning opportunities to position our students as tomorrow’s leaders.

The BGSU Campus 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, Campus Campaign has raised more than $15 million to benefit students, programs and initiatives. The campaign spans our fiscal year and includes any gifts made from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

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Abbey FlowersFaculty and Staff donor Highlight

Abbey Flowers
Senior Groundskeeper, Campus Services

First Gift to BGSU: The first gift I made was to support students on #BGSUOneDay in 2017. It was awesome to be part of the excitement – watching the ticker go up and up. I renewed my support on #BGSUOneDay in 2018, and now I’m planning to give through payroll deduction this academic year.

Why is it important to give back to BGSU?
When I first started working at BGSU two years ago, I really had no concept of what philanthropy was, or the type of impact it could make. While my gifts may be modest, it felt important for me to support the students I work next to every day by giving to the Campus Operations Scholarship Fund. Some of these students are working multiple jobs as they pursue their education at BGSU. They work hard, and they deserve my investment. It’s pretty cool to think that we, as a Campus Ops staff, provide a substantial scholarship to a deserving student or two each year.

Campus Campaign Co-Chairs

andy altOriginally from Delphos, Ohio, Andy is a two-time BGSU alumnus (’01 and ’04) and has served as a full-time staff member at BGSU since 2007.  Previously, Andy worked at Iowa State University and as teacher at Edon (OH) Northwest School district.  Andy and his wife, Jamie (’01) reside in Bowling Green with their three sons.

Why is it important to give back to BGSU?

From the moment I arrived at BGSU as an undergraduate student through today, the people at BGSU have truly been an important part of my family. BGSU has afforded me more opportunities over the past 20+ years than I could have ever imagined. As a student, I was fortunate to receive scholarships, engage in significant campus life experiences and develop meaningful relationships with our incredibly faculty and staff. In my current role, I see first hand the impact that scholarships, experiential learning and support services have had on our students.  It is rewarding and humbling to be able to give back to the institution and community that gave me so much during my time as a student and continues to shape my life now as a staff member.

Meyer KelseyKelsey Meyer received her bachelor’s degree from BGSU in 2013. As an undergraduate student, she was involved with campus fundraising, working as a student fundraiser at the BGSU Telefund. In her role, she raised over $86,000 in alumni donations for undergraduate student scholarships. After graduating from BGSU, she worked in non-profit fundraising at the Toledo Zoo, National Museum of the Great Lakes and Columbus Museum of Art. Her love for BGSU brought her back to campus in 2016,and since then she has worked as the senior secretary for the Offices of Undergraduate Advising and Undergraduate Education. As a classified staff member, she has used her experience in fundraising to assist with the #BGSUOneDay giving campaign and currently serves as one of the co-chairs for the Campus Campaign. 

Why is it important to give back to BGSU?

As a student fundraiser, I was able to see the direct impact that donations have on student life at BGSU. Donations from faculty, staff and alumni help to directly support our students in achieving their academic and professional goals. As an alumni, I make sure to continue donating to the University even if it is only $5 or $10. I’ve seen how donations of all sizes are able to contribute toward student success. Now as a staff member, I seek ways that I can remain involved in the campus campaign and fundraising efforts to support and grow the legacy that is BGSU.

Your gift to the BGSU Campus Campaign contributes to the quality of education our students receive while sending a message to the wider community and prospective donors that 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 a part of the Campus Campaign – show that you believe in BGSU.

Campus Campaign Payroll Deduction Form

Campus Campaign Fund Guide

Campus Campaign FAQS

Participation matters

The following departments achieved 100% participation during the 2017-2018 Family Campaign:

  • Academic Operations
  • Accessibility Services
  • Center for Community and Civic Engagement
  • Counseling Center
  • Department of Accounting and MIS
  • Department of Public & Allied Health
  • Division of Student Affairs
  • Nontraditional and Military Student Services
  • Office of Capital Planning
  • Office of Multicultural Affairs
  • Office of the President
  • Office of the Provost
  • Student Employment Services
  • Student Media
  • University Advancement
  • Women’s Center

For more information

Sara Thompson ’14
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
saragt@bgsu.edu
(419)372-7700