The Women of Vision selected the project their collective donations will fund during their annual meeting and dinner held on the lawn of the Cargill Advancement and Alumni Center in October 2021. More than 70 women attended the event, helping to generate substantial contributions to positively impact students and the entire OBU campus community.
The members selected the renovation and extension of the Cargill Center patio to provide additional space for hosting events for students, alumni and campus guests. This area has been used in the past for numerous gatherings and meetings, including Courage and Connections events for female OBU students led by First Lady Jill Thomas, OBU Alumni Association celebrations for graduating seniors, student meetings and gatherings, alumni and friends events, and the Women of Vision dinner. The renovation will include extending the patio with brick pavers to the north, constructing a firepit for visual appeal and adding seating. Additional enhancements will provide a new on-campus destination where multiple groups may gather, host events, build community and enrich the overall campus experience for students, employees, alumni and friends.
Women of Vision is a giving circle dedicated to empowering women through promoting philanthropic endeavors that aid in promoting OBU’s mission. Membership in the Women of Vision allows members to meet and network with other women and help direct financial resources to make major lasting impacts on Bison Hill. Membership is open to alumni and friends of the University who believe in the potential women have in making a lasting impact on OBU. Each member contributes $1,000 annually with a special rate of $500 annually for faculty, staff, students and recent graduates or their spouses.
For more information about Women of Vision or to sign up to participate, please visit the Women of Vision website.