Annual Giving

Your support matters. Thanks to the gifts of generous people like you, our students share in this unforgettable experience.

Through your support, Ashland shapes students into the kind of graduates who have an impact wherever they go next.

Unrestricted financial support enables Ashland to act nimbly and decisively in moments when doing so matters most to our students. Alternatively, your support can be directed specifically to areas you are passionate about such as Student Scholarships and Student Activities.

Ashland Fund

Ashland Fund

Student Scholarship

Student Scholarship

Student Emergency Fund

Student Emergency Fund

Parent’s Fund

Parent’s Fund

Parent’s Fund

Parent’s Fund

President’s Circle

President’s Circle

Ashland Theological Seminary

Ashland Theological Seminary

Planned Giving

Planned Giving

Ashland Fund

Ashland Fund

Giving to any area of the University is enormously beneficial to sustaining and strengthening our legacy. But, giving to the Ashland Fund carries with it even more significance.

Our most loyal, faithful and dedicated donors give unrestricted gifts to the Ashland Fund because they understand how important it is to our mission.

Every year, Ashland Fund donors support promising students, enhance the performance of the fine arts, improve conditions for our athletes and enrich the classroom experiences for our future nurses, executives, teachers and communicators. These resources require annual replenishment in order to strengthen and sustain our distinctive environment, enabling University leaders to meet Ashland’s most pressing needs and respond to new growth opportunities.

Annual financial gifts of $1,000 and over to the Ashland Fund qualify donors for membership in President’s Circle.

And, more importantly, gifts at this level allow us to continue and expand our ability to provide the unique opportunities that can only happen at AU. Give to the Ashland Fund today and ensure our legacy of excellence continues.

Student Scholarship

Student Scholarship

One gift makes an education possible. Every Eagle can trace a life of success and service back to one place, one moment when everything clicked, and we knew what we were meant to do. We know it as a calling. And every one of us starts on that path here at Ashland.

But for many, it begins before we even step foot on campus. It starts when a deserving student receives a much-needed scholarship. It’s thanks to individuals like you that the gift of an Ashland education is possible.

Thanks to scholarships, our students have the support of peers and professors who help them focus in on their strengths and passions. Our students learn from professionals and scholars who share their knowledge and experience in the classroom, the lab, and other settings. Truly, the support of donors can redefine a student's trajectory.

Annual scholarships provide immediate financial support. A gift of any size to student scholarships throughout the year, can help students continue their college journey. Scholarship recipients can focus on being college students while they're here at Ashland and can fully dedicate themselves to their chosen professions, serving their communities, and caring for their families after graduation.

NAMED ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

Another way to provide a student with scholarship funding is through a named annual scholarship. These gifts qualify for a fund named in recognition of the donor or honoree for the duration of the funding period. Commitments must be four years and can be renewed for an additional four years. The following are examples of annual scholarships.

Type
Minimum Gift Per Year
Total Commitment Over Four Years
Annual Presidential Scholarship
$20,000
$80,000
Annual Provost Scholarship
$10,000
$40,000
Annual Scholarship
$5,000
$20,000

Type

Minimum Gift Per Year

Total Commitment Over Four Years

Annual Presidential Scholarship

$20,000

$80,000

Annual Provost Scholarship

$10,000

$40,000

Annual Scholarship

$5,000

$20,000

Student Emergency Fund

Student Emergency Fund

Within our Ashland University community, emergencies happen. Sometimes an emergency can cause a student to question whether they can finish the semester, or even graduate.

Our motto, “Accent on the Individual,” always invites us to serve our students, and this fund is a connection to our students and an opportunity to serve them when they need us most. Students get the support they need— when they need it— and it’s all because of generous people just like you.

You make student success stories possible. And that's what the Student Emergency Fund is really about.

If you need help, reach out. And if you can give, give.

Parent's Fund

Parent's Fund

As a parent of an Ashland student, you have entrusted us with your student’s education, and more than that, their transition from childhood to adulthood. We pride ourselves on the transformation our students undergo here, who they are when they leave Ashland, and the impact they have everywhere they go after this. Thank you for this investment in your student, this institution, and our world.

The Parent’s Fund is one way you can show you believe in Ashland and the impact of the experience your student is having here. A financial gift from you enables University leadership to act decisively and in the best interest of our students, faculty, and staff.

Annual financial gifts of $1,000 and over to the Parent's Fund qualify donors for membership in President’s Circle.

President's Circle

President's Circle

President’s Circle at Ashland University recognizes dedicated individuals who support the University’s mission and vision through annual gifts of $1,000 or more to the Ashland Fund. Increasing levels of financial support provide you with increasing access to, and involvement with, University leadership.

This dynamic group of alumni, parents and friends play a vital role in supporting the University. Their support affords the University leaders the flexibility to embrace new ideas and emerging opportunities, while meeting the evolving needs of today’s students.

Giving Levels and Benefits

Old Abe $20,000+
  • Invitation to an exclusive and intimate dinner with the President

  • Plus courtesies below

 
Louise $10,000 – $19,999
  • Meet and greet with commencement speakers

  • Plus courtesies below

 
Louie $5,000- $9,999
  • Dedicated University staff member to provide personalized access to campus and unique opportunities

  • Invitation to sit with the President in the loge during a home football game

  • Plus courtesies below

 
Amlyene $2,000 – $4,999
  • Invitation to special AU events held near you

  • Plus courtesies below

 
Glenn $1,000 – $1,999
  • Invitation to Founders Dinner

  • A lapel pin recognizing initiation into the program

  • Monthly e-communication from the President

  • Exclusive invitation to a President’s Circle reception hosted by the President and First Lady

  • A commemorative item emblematic of the level of membership

Current President’s Circle Members

Ron Alford
 
Jeff Alix
 
Bob and Jan Archer
 
Raquel Bermejo
 
Bob and Joyce Blanchard
 
Chris and Kim Boyd
 
Fred and Anne Broad
 
Bill and Martha Buckingham
 
David and Linda Bush
 
Mark and Barbara Camp
 
Frank Capolupo
 
Dan and Barbara Coffee
 
Kevin and Diane Day
 
Brenda Dean
 
Kevin and Tonya Doss
 
Ken Dworznik
 
Lucille Ford
 
John and Bettilu Fraas
 
Nick and Sally Gesouras
 
Douglas and Pat Gravatt
 
Jim and Margaret Ann Hess
 
Robert and Sharon Hickson
 
Terry and Debbie Hofecker
 
Kirk and Connie Hoffman
 
Al Honaker
 
Emery and Sue Hurd
 
Bud and Cuda Ingmand
 
Ron and Debbie Karl
 
Ella Kick
 
Dave and Linda Krill
 
Joyce Lamb
 

 

Michael Laughery
Dave and Mary Ann Lifer

 

Mary Lutz

 

Andrew and Sarah Malone

 

Todd and Kelly Marshall

 

Billie Massie

 

Paul and Lani McKnight

 

Gaylord and Carol Meininger

 

Tom and Kellly Minnich

 

John and Kimberly Moore

 

Tom and Kelly Murray

 

Dustin and Lori Ness
 
Marc and Carol Pasteris
 
Jessica Pavone
 
Jeff and Carol Payton
 
Ray and Marian Peltcs
 
Tim and Margaret Pomfret

 

 
David and Shari Overdorf
 
Ted Roberts
 
Jim and Sue Smail
 
Rick and Kim Spreng
 
Dale and Jody Thomae
 
Kyle and Janice Vaughn
 
Rob and Mindy Ward
 
Duane and Jody Watson
 
Dick Winfield
 
Al and Terri Yeckel
 
Angie Youngen
 
Mitch Zunich

Ashland Theological Seminary

Ashland Theological Seminary

When you choose to support the mission of Ashland Theological Seminary, your generosity underwrites so much more than education.

Your support empowers students, graduates, faculty members, and ministry leaders around the globe to demonstrate Christ’s power to transform lives.

When you contribute to the mission of Ashland Seminary, you’re stewarding your gifts in a way that magnifies the hope and peace of Christ to bring truth, healing, and change to the world.

Planned Giving

Planned Giving

Are you already making annual gifts of support? Consider adding a deferred gift to your current gifts of cash or property this year. Current gifts benefit our students and programs today and deferred gifts help our students and programs in the future. Deferred gifts can be revocable (you can change your mind) or irrevocable. Careful planning can maximize your giving potential, optimize tax benefits, and even provide income to you.