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The challenge winner will be the university with the highest percentage of participation.

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First Senior Class Gift Challenge starts Jan. 24

Giving challenge will pit OHIO seniors against Miami University seniors

Ohio University will begin its First Senior Class Gift Challenge on Monday, Jan. 24. All seniors are encouraged to join the competition to beat rival Miami University of Ohio.

Students can donate to whatever area on campus is most important to them, whether that be their school, college, campus activity, student organization, etc. The challenge winner will be decided based upon the percentage of seniors who donate to any area of their University between Jan. 24 and April 29.

Philanthropy is important to the future of Ohio University. Gifts can help award scholarships and internships to students, attract talented and bright-minded professors and professionals to the University’s classrooms, help maintain a high ranking among the nation’s top public universities, and help sustain departments and programs on campus that matter to you.

 “We’re excited to be working with Miami to encourage seniors at both of our universities to think about what students can do to make a difference for their peers, their programs, and the future of their university,” says Jennifer Bowie, director of development for annual giving at Ohio University. “Our hope is that the challenge will be a fun way for seniors to join our alumni in giving back by supporting the programs and organizations that mean the most to them. And, of course, I hope we prove that Bobcats love OU more than Redhawks love Miami!”

For more information, visit www.ohio.edu/seniorgift. To make a donation, visit www.ohio.edu/give. Be sure to include your PID number and “senior” in the graduation year field.