Annual giving helps BGSU thrive

Annual giving helps BGSU thrive

Annual gifts are vital to sustaining the University’s core mission – creating and providing holistic and comprehensive educational experiences that enhance the lives of BGSU students and stakeholders for the public good.

Annual gifts to BGSU add up to more than $4.5 million each year and provide a competitive advantage to support University priorities such as scholarships, facilities, professorships and programs. Annual support also helps recruit and retain top educators and researchers who prepare graduates for lifelong personal and career growth. 

One way to provide annual support is through BGSU One Day. On April 2 and 3, 2019, BGSU will host its third-annual day of giving, a 36-hour online fundraising event that provides Falcons and supporters worldwide an opportunity to have widespread impact with the collective power of their gifts, no matter the size.  


Donations topped more than $388,000 in last year’s event. Alumni and friends from all 50 states made a total of 1,482 gifts supporting every area of campus – from gap scholarships and study abroad programs, to helping our military students and supporting diversity initiatives. 

BGSU encourages longtime and first-time donors alike to mark their calendars for BGSU One Day 2019. Every gift matters! 

In addition, there are other ways to support BGSU One Day by helping spread the word as a BGSU One Day ambassador. Last year’s 317 volunteers were critical to the event’s success, helping drive more than $106,000 in donations through their Falcon networks just by sending emails and posting on social media to help raise awareness. 

For more information about being a BGSU One Day ambassador, email or call 419-372-7690.