Oberlin Family Fellows help the next generation of Obies prepare to change the world for good.

Oberlin parents are a critical part of the Oberlin family. When parents give through the Parents Fund, they make a significant impact and enrich the Oberlin experience for all students.

Family Fellows logoLeading the way are the Oberlin Family Fellows, a loyal and generous circle of current and past parents whose annual giving of $2,500 or more plays a vital role in helping students achieve their academic promise and equips them with the connected learning experiences needed to go out and change the world.

Celebrating Your Support

There are two levels of Oberlin Family Fellows. They are:

President’s Circle

Annual giving totals $10,000 and above*

  • Private senior leadership event, with the opportunity for students to bring a mentor guest
  • Eligibility for special volunteer opportunities
  • Benefits listed below


Annual giving totals $2,500 to $9,999*

  • Private reception during Parents and Family Weekend
  • Spring mini-campus experience including:
    • Lecture programs
    • Philanthropy event
    • Student life experience
  • Private reception during Commencement/Reunion Weekend for families with graduating students
  • Invitation to select regional events
  • Special acknowledgement

Join Us

Become an Oberlin Family Fellow by making a qualifying gift by check, credit card, appreciated stock, or wire transfer. Please contact us at pgiving@oberlin.edu or 440.775.5473 for assistance. You can also make your gift online:

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Oberlin has made an incredible impact on our family, as three of our sons have chosen Oberlin to be the institution to help shape their lives. We believe Oberlin has delivered on its mission and promise to prepare our children with the knowledge, skills, and perspectives to enable them to confront complex issues and to create change and value in the world. It is our joy and privilege to give back to this wonderful institution, which has given our family so much.

—Gail P. Runnfeldt and Harry H. Schneider P’08, P’15, P’19

*Total annual giving based on Oberlin’s fiscal year of July 1 through June 30