The Annual Fund




Your support of the Annual Fund makes an immediate and life-shaping impact for students and those who teach them every day at Otterbein. The Annual Fund community of donors makes an Otterbein experience affordable and accessible for today's students.

Investing in the Annual Fund will...

  • Support Faculty and Student success
  • Fuel research and discovery
  • Keep campus beautiful
  • Impact countless lives

Last year marked a new record for Otterbein's Annual Fund made possible by more than 4,100 donors. Will you join in this momentum of Cardinal pride and consider a commitment to Otterbein's Annual Fund this year? We value each and every gift for how they help protect and enhance the quality of the Otterbein Experience.

What is the Otterbein Annual Fund?

The Otterbein Annual Fund is an essential source of unrestricted, current-use support for the university.  Throughout the year, the Annual Fund enables Otterbein’s leaders to seize important opportunities and meet a variety of pressing needs.  Gifts of all sizes bolster the collective strength of the Annual Fund. Through your contribution, you can join other donors in increasing the power of the Annual Fund and making a significant and immediate difference for the Otterbein University community.

What is the impact of the Otterbein Annual Fund on the University?

Annual Fund gifts provide Otterbein with immediate, budget-relieving support that enables President Krendl and other campus leaders to invest resources in strategic priorities that are mission critical for Otterbein.  Investing in the Annual Fund will…

  • Provide students with scholarships and financial aid.
  • Allow Otterbein to recruit and keep world-class faculty.
  • Maintain Otterbein’s world-class liberal arts based curriculum.
  • Recruit promising Cardinal scholars whose lives are being changed by the mission and values of an Otterbein education.
  • Enhance the student extracurricular experience.
  • Continue to provide opportunities for transformative experiences in and out of the classroom.
  • Support Otterbein Cardinal athletics, as well as intramurals.
  • Provide up-to-date technology both in and out of the classroom.
  • Support student and faculty collaborative research.
  • Fund internships and other career-building opportunities. 
  • Support students who serve and volunteer with nonprofits in the community.
  • Among other initiatives brought forward throughout each year. 

Most importantly, your support of the Annual Fund will help lead Otterbein into the future while protecting the traditions and commitments this University holds most dear.

To find out more, check out the Annual Fund Frequently Asked Questions.

Contact Us

The Office of Annual Giving is located in Howard House at 131 W. Park St.

Office Hours
M-F: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Contact Annual Giving 
Matthew R. D'Oyly '04, Director
p/ 614.823.1400 or 1.888.614.2600