Priorities

Educational opportunity is the great equalizer in our world. No other organization places a higher priority on each individual’s education than Ashland University.

We continue to deliver on our commitment to “Accent on the Individual,” so each student leaves here prepared to live a life defined—and fueled—by their unique purpose.

Our fundraising priorities specifically target this commitment to help shape future generations. We invite you to support initiatives as unique as they are impactful. Every dollar sparks an opportunity to change the world.

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Annual Giving

Annual Giving

Endowment

Endowment

Faculty Support

Faculty Support

Military & Veteran Resource Center

Military & Veteran Resource Center

Athletics

Athletics

Annual Giving

Annual Giving

Endowment

Endowment

Faculty Support

Faculty Support

Military & Veteran Resource Center

Military & Veteran Resource Center

Athletics

Athletics

Annual Giving

What draws each of us to Ashland is precisely the same thing that draws out our potential. It's the people of Ashland. When you give, our students are able to share in this unforgettable experience. Students make memories and moments that start on day one and connect them for the rest of their lives. We become a community of individuals. We learn to thrive, serve others, build our confidence, and grow into better people.

Unrestricted annual gifts allow us to create and sustain the kind of opportunities that only happen at Ashland. Ashland Fund gifts provide the flexibility to support our students in a wide range of ways and meet their unique needs. Whether it's a student organization, an academic program, an internship, research, athletics, or an opportunity abroad, students learn what's out there and what they can expect from themselves. When it's time to take the leap to our next chapter, we know they'll be ready.

To make a gift, simply click the button below. You’ll be taken to a form where you can give a one-time unrestricted gift or set up a recurring annual donation. Every gift goes directly to supporting opportunities for our students.

Endowment

Establishing a named endowment creates a permanent legacy for donors or can serve as a thoughtful and lasting tribute to a family member or favorite professor. A gift to create an endowment may be made in the form of a multi-year pledge, with gift payments made throughout and up to five (5) years. The minimum gift to establish an endowment is $25,000, which is invested and only the interest is spent.

Creating an individual endowment builds a relationship between Ashland and the donor. Ashland’s Campaign for Every Individual offers donors several endowment opportunities. We invite you into a relationship with us.

Faculty Support

Our professors have the opportunity to enlighten and inspire our students, both in the classroom and in the relationships they form outside the classroom. They have the rare ability to create these special relationships during some of the most formative years in the lives of Ashland University students. A world-class faculty is imperative to the success of any university, and Ashland is blessed to have professors and instructors dedicated to providing the very best teaching and mentoring possible. Our faculty strive to improve the experiences of Ashland students in the classroom and beyond.

Supporting the faculty directly is an incredibly powerful way to continue and enhance this mission. Gifts in the form of endowed chairs and professorships allow Ashland to recruit excellent faculty and fuel beloved professors.

To support our faculty directly, click below and fill out the form. We’ll contact you shortly to discuss ways that your gift can allow professors to continue to help shape our students into the individuals they were meant to be.

Military & Veteran Resource Center

Military and veteran students face unique challenges. After putting their lives on the line to serve and protect our nation, transitioning back to civilian and university life can be difficult. Their needs and experiences are often very different from the rest of the student body. Supporting these students is a high priority for Ashland University.

The Jack W. Liebert Military & Veteran Resource Center will welcome and receive veterans as they transition from military service to campus life. Support services offered through the center will include recruitment, admissions, registration and GI Bill processing, financial aid, academic advising, accessibility services, mental health counseling and career development.

With this resource center in place, we will be ready to help these students successfully transition back into civilian life and pursue new dreams. The center is just the start of a much larger vision for the University to be uniquely equipped to provide support across the board for veterans and members of the military.

An initial gift lit this spark. And now we need your help to feed the fire. Click below to give now or learn more about how you can support our military and veteran students.

Athletics

We are committed to our student-athletes’ continued success, providing scholarship funds that ensure they can reach their full potential, both on the field and in the classroom. We are dedicated to providing a quality education—leading to graduation—for our 600-plus student-athletes. Our goal is to empower them to be successful in every aspect of their lives—from coaches, to facilities, to game-day experiences—and to represent Eagle Nation.

But, we can’t do it without you! Endowed athletic scholarships and your individual gifts give us the ability to recruit high-caliber student-athletes who embody our values and represent the University around the world. Your gift fuels every race pulled out at the finish line. Your donation sets the block that opens up the rivalry game’s final inside run into the end zone. Your generosity sparks the velocity behind the tie-breaking header redirected into the back of the net.

Click below to learn more about how your gift can strengthen the hands that will lift our next national championship trophy toward the sky.

Campus
Beautification

Our Ashland campus is one of Ohio’s sparkling gems, and gifts to this campaign priority will keep AU beautiful well into the future. From maintaining our grounds and facilities, to improving our student housing and infrastructure, your gifts to this area will ensure the “College on the Hill” remains a beautiful refuge.

Gifts given toward campus beautification are currently part of the “Archer Challenge.” Long time Ashland resident and trustee, Bob Archer, along with his wife Jan, established a challenge to the AU community. They will match every dollar raised to support Ashland’s facilities up to $1,000,000 dollars.

Click below to give toward sustaining the beauty of our campus. Through the “Archer Challenge,” your gift will have double the impact.