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Lock in Your Love surpasses goals, exceeds 100 student donors

Lock in Your Love surpasses goals, exceeds 100 student donors


A group of students in Patti Wilson’s Organizational and Management in Health and Sport Science class created the Lock in your Love campaign to ask students if their love for Otterbein was worth $1. What they found was an overwhelming response of “yes!” As part of the class, they have raised awareness about the Annual Fund and secured more than 100 of their peers to lock in their love. Additionally, the team created the first ever Philanthropy Cord for graduating seniors who made a gift of $20.16 in honor of their graduation. This unique collaboration allowed students to learn and use real-world organizational fundraising techniques while benefiting their university simultaneously.

As promised, President Krendl fulfilled her commitment to the class when they hit their 100 student donor goal. 

“I donated to the Annual Fund because the experiences I have been given at Otterbein are well beyond what I could have ever imagined,” said junior Kerigan McNamara. “Past students have supported me so I hope to carry on this tradition. My peers, and students to come, deserve to share in this incredible student experience.”

Students are heavily reliant on the generosity of donors for the ability to attend Otterbein. These donors are typically alumni, faculty, staff, parents and friends of the university. However, the need for student giving is just as important.

“Without the support of the Annual Fund I wouldn’t have the great opportunities that I’ve had through the student organizations I’m involved with at Otterbein,” said junior Maddie Hill and recent donor. “My college career wouldn’t have been the same.”

The donations not only contribute to the Annual Fund but also allows Otterbein to report the percentage of student giving. With a greater participation, Otterbein’s reputation will continually be on the rise, increasing the value of an Otterbein education.

If you would like to support this student lead initiative, there is still time to give at www.otterbein.edu/lock.