Bison for Bison

Bison For Bison Young Alumni Challenge

Invest in students. Double your impact.

We have a challenge for all recent OBU alumni. If you graduated from 2000 to 2014, then listen up. This is for YOU!

Generous donors have laid down this challenge, offering to MATCH any new gifts and pledges our young alumni make, up to $50,000 each year for three years.

So, if you give $5, it becomes $10. Give $50, it becomes $100. Give $100…you get the idea. Each gift is matched up to $1,000, with the group total maxing out at $50,000 each year.

Why give?

You can make a difference. When you were on Bison Hill, countless people gave to help make your experience at OBU possible. Please consider doing likewise for current and future students, to make their experience here as fulfilling and impactful as we know yours must have been.

OK. So, why me?

Our young alumni have an amazing opportunity, through this matching gift, to make a tremendous difference for students at OBU. These donors believe strongly, like we do, that supporting this university is critical for the future, for the shaping of future generations of Bison, and for the impact they will make on the world. The donors making this matching challenge want to see young alumni engage with the university's vision and future, encouraging them to start supporting OBU's future and current students earlier in life, just as countless others supported you.

Will I really make a difference?

Imagine. What if you pledged just $5 per month for this campaign? $5 per month, over the life of this campaign, with the doubling of your investment would make an impact of $360. That's just one fast food combo or one coffee drink per month, and what a difference you make for students at OBU.

  • $5 per month turns into $360
  • $10 per month becomes $720
  • $20 per month yields $1,440

No matter the size of your gift, your participation is what matters most. It demonstrates your commitment to current and future students. You're not just supporting your alma mater; you're shaping the lives of future Bison. These young minds will use what they learned at OBU to make an impact on the world, just as you are doing right now.

The Details

  • All OBU graduates from 2000-2014 are eligible to have their gifts and pledge payments matched dollar for dollar up to $1,000 per year for three years.
  • The match is limited to $50,000 per year; therefore it will be on a "first come, first served" basis.
  • The challenge encourages graduates from 2000-2014 to make three-year pledges.

Continue to be the difference and help a new generation do the same.