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Giving Societies

The Joanne Van Sant Leadership Giving Society

Joanne Van Sant, better known as “Dean Van”, served Otterbein for more than 50 years. Through her leadership and mentorship, she had a positive impact on countless students, graduates, faculty and staff, and community leaders. In that spirit of unwavering commitment, Otterbein proudly established the Joanne Van San Leadership Giving Society. This annual giving society recognizes donors whose annual giving is at or exceeds $1,000. Annual giving is based on the fiscal year, which runs from July 1st to June 30th.

The 1847 Society

The 1847 Society recognizes those alumni, parents, and friends of Otterbein University who have documented their commitment by naming the University as a beneficiary in their estate planning. Anyone who has included Otterbein and provided documentation, is eligible for membership.

Thoughtful planning now ensures that future generations will continue to benefit from the exceptional educational experience that Otterbein has provided since its founding in 1847. A planned gift provides a perfect opportunity to honor a loved one, an inspiring professor, or a field of study that has made an impact on your life. You can create a legacy that takes into account your family needs, reflects your values and gives back to future generations. 

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