Reasons to Give
We believe in giving back to the institutions that made us who we are. We are grateful for our Oberlin experience and want others to have the same opportunities afforded to us.
Andy Bartholomew ’07 and Siena Aguayo ’10
I give to Oberlin because I believe in its mission—to educate and train talented students to go forth and do good in the world. Oberlin has produced generations of educators, musicians, ministers, artists, and other professionals who have made great contributions to all fields of human endeavor. I am proud to support our alma mater and its unique position as an outstanding liberal arts college and conservatory of music.
Wendell P. Russell, Jr. ’71
Past President, Oberlin Alumni Association
In different decades and with different academic and other interests, we each made Oberlin our own. We give because it changed all of us for the better at pivotal points in our lives.
Andrea Lehman ’83, Andy Rowan ’83, Emma Rowan ’12, Willa Rowan ’15
I would not be the musician or arts educator I am today without the scholarships and financial aid I received while a student at Oberlin. I am proud to be able to give back as an alum and support future music lovers! 😀
Teagan Webb ’20
I give back to Oberlin because as a student, I found a home there, surrounded by peers who were just as eager to gain hands-on experience in research, scholarship, creative work, and performance. Since graduating, Oberlin has remained a home for me in the form of alumni events and through connecting with classmates. Through gifts to the Oberlin Annual Fund, I’m able to continue supporting a culture that cultivates curiosity and helps students master the tools necessary to engage with humanity’s most urgent challenges, debates, and artistic frontiers.”
Krisanto S. Pranata ’89
We give to Oberlin to invest in a college that has given our son experiences and opportunities to grow and learn, to follow his dreams and launch his career—and we want others to have those incredible opportunities as well. We believe in the value of liberal arts education to teach individuals how to think and analyze information and make creative leaps to solve problems. Oberlin students and professors from all over the world and all walks of life work through innovative programs to learn how to think about the world in new, optimistic, and insightful ways in order to lead the way toward a more just, equitable, and exciting future.”
Ken and Laura Norris (P’23)