Advancing the Vision
Gifts for this Campaign have come to us in all sizes and for many purposes, but until now, much of the appeal has been made to larger donors without whose major gifts we would not be where we are today. Now, in the middle of our Sesquicentennial year, we are reaching out to everyone to help us reach the finish line before the end of this calendar year.
No gift is too small. As was the case in the late 60’s under Dr. Martin, when a special appeal of this type allowed a tremendous outpouring of support that allowed the university to complete the campaign that funded the Chapel, we are hopeful that this appeal will result in something similar. Thousands of smaller gifts made the difference, and they will again. We need the money, of course, but we are also very interested in increasing our donor participation rates as future donors and foundations are very interested in those ratios.
Won’t you please consider joining with us in rounding out the largest campaign in the history of Ottawa University at this watershed moment in the life of our institution? (excerpts from President Eichner's appeal)