OWU Campus
Los Angeles
South Florida
New York City
San Francisco
Washington, DC
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And the winners are ...

Charlotte with the highest percentage of donors and Cleveland with the most dollars raised.

Thank you!

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20 cities. 48 Hours. 1 OWU.

OWU City Challenge FAQ

What is the City Challenge?

OWU City Challenge is an online giving campaign that pits alumni against each other based on giving participation by region. The purpose of the 48-hour challenge, scheduled for April 19 to 21, is to increase alumni participation in giving and strengthen alumni connections to OWU.

What does the City Challenge support?

Gifts made during the OWU City Challenge go to the Ohio Wesleyan Fund, which bridges the 53 percent gap between tuition and the actual cost of an OWU education. The Ohio Wesleyan Fund supports a wide range of areas, from scholarships to classroom technology to faculty development to community-building events. Supporting the Ohio Wesleyan Fund is an easy and important way for alumni, parents, faculty and staff, and friends to make an immediate impact in the lives of OWU students.

How do I participate?

Beginning at noon April 19, until noon April 21, visit this website to make your gift! Because participation matters, every gift really counts! You will be able to see how your city is doing in nearly real time. Surprise challenges and matches will be revealed throughout the 48-hour campaign, so continue to check your email and social media.

What else can I do?

When you make a gift, post about it on your social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and encourage your friends to give by sharing social media pieces and tagging your friends. Please feel free to post before the event, too, and spread the excitement! Below are images you can use to help spread the word. Don’t forget to tag @owualumni on Twitter and Instagram, Ohio Wesleyan Alumni Association on Facebook, and use the hashtag #OWUCityChallenge.

What cities are playing?

Cities with OWU’s largest alumni populations are competing. If your city isn’t among the list, you get to be a free agent! Pick a city in your region or the one with which you are most closely affiliated.

Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, South Florida, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and International.