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Freshman’s new club delivers a bear, a book, a balloon…and a smile

Sahara Moore ’24, a first-year student majoring in biology and art, recently founded A Bear, A Book, & A Balloon, a new philanthropic student organization. The student club assembles care packages of items—a teddy bear, a book, and a balloon—and delivers them to patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Their goal is simply to bring happiness to […]

Celebrating Philanthropy Week 2020!

Philanthropy is an important part of Oglethorpe’s history and tradition. Now in its fifth year, Philanthropy Week celebrates generosity, good acts, and gratitude—and the importance of giving and giving back. The week-long annual celebration honors the generosity of the OU community, raises awareness for all the good giving does, and aims to inspire everyone to […]

Support Oglethorpe University through AmazonSmile

Did you know there’s an easy way to help support Oglethorpe University—while you shop? Browse via AmazonSmile to donate 0.5% of your purchases to Oglethorpe! AmazonSmile is a program that easily allows shoppers to donate to their favorite charitable organization. And this October 13 and 14, during Prime Day — Amazon’s annual deals event for Prime […]

New Woodland Walk will improve campus connectivity, accessibility

In September, Oglethorpe broke ground on a new ADA-compliant boardwalk, which will improve accessibility and help to connect the academic quad to the Turner Lynch Campus Center and residence halls. Design plans call for the current steep sidewalk with stairs to be transformed into an elevated boardwalk winding through the grove of trees and to […]

#GivingTuesdayNow inspires generosity

On May 5, Oglethorpe joins other nonprofits and communities around the world in celebrating Giving Tuesday Now, a day of giving and global unity in response to unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. Founded in 2012, Giving Tuesday is meant to inspire generosity, citizen engagement, and support for the organizations that are special to our communities. […]

Scholarships for nonprofit internships open to Oglethorpe students

Thanks to a generous donation from The Robitaille Family in memory of their son Paul Hackett, Oglethorpe students have the opportunity to apply for $2,000 scholarship awards to pursue unpaid, for-credit internships at nonprofit organizations. The awards may be used for qualified expenses, including tuition, required fees, and/or expenses for books, supplies, or other equipment […]

Borrow bicycles at the library

As part of Oglethorpe’s wellness initiatives, Kaiser Permanente, the university’s healthcare insurance provider, has donated two new mountain bikes for staff, faculty, and students to use! The bikes may be checked out from the Philip Weltner Library for up to one week at a time and can be used for on and off-campus use. Each […]

Oglethorpe kicks off annual Philanthropy Week Celebration

Oglethorpe’s annual Philanthropy Week Celebration seeks to build awareness and educate the campus community on the importance of giving and giving back. We hope to promote a culture of gratitude within the Oglethorpe community and provide inspiration and ideas on how to “Make a Difference”—at Oglethorpe and beyond. This year, Philanthropy Week is celebrated November […]

‘Petrels with Purpose’ campaign kicks off

Petrels with Purpose is an annual faculty and staff initiative focused on promoting philanthropic support for Oglethorpe University. This year’s campaign kicks off Thursday, September 5 and continues through Friday, November 1. The goal is to achieve 100% participation, with donations going to support the Annual Fund, the Student Emergency Assistance Fund, student scholarships, or […]