The Oberlin Review

Marketing the Athletic Experience Increases Donor Relations

Elijah Aladin

November 9, 2018

Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Over fall break, I was visiting a friend at Stanford University during their homecoming weekend. I saw droves of students and alumni flooding the campus with their Stanford Tree paraphernalia. This showout, however, didn’t compare to the scene I saw during the University of Michigan’s homecoming weekend, where the streets were lined with students and alumni covered head-to-toe in maize and blue. I saw enthusiasm and fellowship shared by so many people. Although my amazement at the sheer number of people present at each event may have simply been a result of the size difference between those schools and Oberlin — after all, each of those campuses do include graduate schools — I began to wonder, how much of an imp...

Annual Fund in Limbo Amid Staffing Changes

Anisa Curry Vietze

September 28, 2018

Filed under Campus News, NEWS

The Annual Fund will lose two of its senior staff this semester. With no permanent replacements selected, the Student Fundraising Assistants at the Annual Fund will make do with creative management strategies. “There was confusion at the beginning of the year about who was going to supervise us, because we didn’t quite know what was going to happen,” said student supervisor and College senior Claudia Baker. During shifts, Student Fundraising Assistants make calls to alumni to invite them to donate current-use gifts to the College. “Essentially, students are raising money for scholarships and financial aid and then again, the operating costs.” Baker said. “So students will get on the phone in the evenings ...

Fundraising Campaign Rakes in $318 Million

Fundraising Campaign Rakes in $318 Million

October 7, 2016

Trustees, donors and volunteers will celebrate the end of Oberlin Illuminate, the most successful fundraising campaign in the College’s history, at a dinner tonight. Over the course of the seven-year campaign, the College raised almost $318 million, blowing past the original $250 million goal. The campaign officially ended June 30. To the two trustee co-chairs for Oberlin Illu- minate, Pat Shanks and Chesley Maddox-Dorsey, the campaign was a much-welcomed yet unan- ticipated success....

Feature Photo: College Begins New Fundraising Initiative

Feature Photo: College Begins New Fundraising Initiative

April 15, 2016

Though new swings in Tappan Square and a piano-themed crosswalk mark some of the most recent changes to Oberlin’s campus, many aspects of the College have remained the same over the years. Thus is the impetus behind the Still Oberlin campaign, a fundraising initiative the College launched this month. The campaign allows anyone who donates to the College during the month of April to request a photo of a specific location on campus or an Oberlin experience. The photo they request is taken and sent...

Underground Railroad Center to Revitalize Gasholder Grounds

Xiaoqian Zhu

February 19, 2016

Filed under Community News, NEWS

After seven years of planning, the Oberlin Underground Railroad Center expects to move forward with Phase II of its implementation plan this spring by breaking ground on a new Park-&-Ride facility near the Gasholder Building. The project will be paid for through a combination of donations and state funding. The OURC will install restroom facilities, an open bike shelter, a picnic center and 22 new parking spaces along the North Coast Inland Trail. Sidewalks will also be added to the trail, which runs down Edison Street. There has been widespread support for the conversion of the Gasholder Building into a historical site and tourist gateway. The OURC raised more than $8,000 in donations from local organiza...

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