May 16, 2017
Communications Staff
Annual fund team members Connie Skingel and David Stonebraker-Martinez take a moment to use the special All in For Oberlin photo booth. Photo credit: Dale Preston

The annual fund team would like to express its sincere gratitude to the entire Oberlin community for their support of All in for Oberlin on April 27, 2017. The day was a tremendous success, and $638,865 was raised from 2,950 donors in support of the people and programs here at the college. Gifts came in from every state in the U.S. as well as from 14 additional countries across the globe!

Faculty, staff, students, and former faculty/staff were particularly generous. There were nearly 500 gifts from our on-campus community that day totaling more than $21,000!

Highlights included numerous student performances in the ‘Sco, free Ben & Jerry’s in the afternoon, and hitting the donor goals to secure a generous $200,000 match from the incoming Board of Trustees Chair, Chris Canavan ’84.

Several hundred “thank you” postcards were written by students that day which have all been mailed to alumni donors who supported All in for Oberlin.

The Oberlin Annual Fund supports every aspect of campus life. The funds raised during All in for Oberlin support the college and conservatory’s most pressing needs, including scholarships and financial aid. In fact, nearly 90 cents of every unrestricted dollar that is raised in the annual fund goes to scholarships and financial aid specifically.

All in for Oberlin is a testament to the power of collective giving and the strong spirit of philanthropy that has sustained the college for generations. THANK YOU for your support! We are already looking forward to next year’s event.

— The Oberlin annual fund team

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