There is no better time to lend your support to Oberlin than now, and no better way to do it than with your gift to The 1835 Fund.
In seeking your support for The 1835 Fund, we ask you to support goals like:

- Helping provide essential scholarship support for students of African ancestry;
- Raising the funds necessary to endow a faculty chair in African-American Studies;
- Providing financial support to help distinguished alumni return to Oberlin for academic presentations, concerts and cultural events; and
- Creating the first $1,000,000 fund to support students and faculty of African ancestry.

The 1835 Fund is a new effort to acknowledge all facets of the African ancestry experience at Oberlin College; money raised will be allocated to different areas under the guidance of a steering committee including College and Conservatory deans and the leadership of the Oberlin Alumni Association of African Ancestry (OAAAA). We seek to build upon Oberlin's pioneering legacy of educational excellence for all students and support an effort that will make a direct difference for the African ancestry community on campus, providing resources for scholarship and cultural enrichment. Join us in supporting Oberlin.