What is YJ4L Gives?
Yellow Jackets for Life (YJ4L) is a celebration of the Baldwin Wallace spirit that connects members of the BW community to one another and to the institution. It’s the spirit that welcomes us as a new student, follows us through our University experience and lasts throughout our lifetime. These Yellow Jackets for Life play a role in the University's success and preserving the close ties of the community by networking, volunteering, cheering, mentoring and recruiting, but also GIVING.
YJ4L GIVES embraces this spirit in the form of a student giving program. It’s all about students helping students and seeing first-hand how the power of philanthropy can change lives. As students we give, whether it’s $5 or $50, and it all adds up to make a difference. It’s our opportunity to have a lasting impact and understand how giving back helps BW now and in the future.
Last year, students hosted events on campus and raised nearly $5,000 for the YJ4L Scholars Fund. This amount was then matched by generous donors, creating over $10,000 in new scholarships that were recently awarded to five deserving students.
Why should I help?
As BW students, we’ve all been touched by philanthropy, from renovated classrooms to financial aid.
This is our opportunity to pay-it-forward through YJ4L Gives. Consider this: one latte can cost $5, while one large pizza or movie ticket can cost $10. Skip just one of these for a day and easily give to the YJ4L scholars fund and help make a fellow yellow jacket's education a bit more affordable. Imagine if every BW student gave a gift of $10, we would raise over $40,000 annually - that's more than a year's tuition!
Ultimately it is not about how much we give, but being part of something bigger.
What will my gift support?
YJ4L Gives supports student scholarships. All donations go directly to the YJ4L Scholars Fund.
How, as a student, can I give?
Any person wishing to contribute to Annual Giving may give online, over the phone, through mail or by texting. Students have the additional option to donate using their Jacket Express cards at select events on campus. "Like" our Facebook page to find out about these dates and to learn more about philanthropy on campus.