We’re embarking on a campaign that will give our students access to the best facilities, the latest technology and the means to explore deeper. With the combination of these new resources and the focus of our students, we can propel our university forward in fields like math, health science, education and more.
But We Need You
Because innovation is nothing without the people who invest and bring it to life.
$12.5 Million of $26 Million goal
Move Bluffton Forward
A Place that Inspires...
The Austin E. Knowlton Science Center will provide a place for Bluffton students to be inspired in a state-of-the-art facility designed for experiential learning.
Innovation grants will support cross-disciplinary collaboration as well as student and faculty research opportunities.
PEOPLE who make Bluffton special
Each year, Bluffton University food and nutrition majors are asked to think outside of the recipe card to develop nutritious meals for Lunch and Learn. This year, the students are getting some extra help thanks to a sponsorship from The Food Store, located on Main Street in Bluffton.Read More
Brista Drake '19
Sophomore Brista Drake is working on her second book. The art and writing major self-published her first work, a young adult novel called "Remedy for Memory" in 2015.Read More
Demetrius Terry '20
At Bluffton, Demetrius Terry '20, a history education major from Columbus, Ohio, can often be found on the field or on the court, but he can also be found behind the mic. Both sports and poetry connect to play important roles in his college career and personal life.Read More
Chelsea Zoltowski '18
"I learned teamwork makes dreams work," said Chelsea Zoltowski '18, a chemistry major from Sylvania, Ohio, during her Forum presentation "Sticky Geckos: My Research Experience Studying Gecko Adhesion" Bluffton University's in Musselman Library.Read More
Simply Innovate: The Campaign for Bluffton University
As introduced via a video produced by senior Kevin Every, the Knowlton Science Center will be the cornerstone of the Simply Innovate fundraising campaignRead More
A $1 million dollar gift from Greg and Donna Wannemacher was announced during the launch of Simply Innovate, the Campaign for Bluffton University. Greg Wannemacher and Dave Baumgartner are co-chairs of the Simply Innovate campaign.Read More
Knowlton Science Center
The Austin E. Knowlton Foundation of Cincinnati, Ohio, made the largest single gift in Bluffton's history. The $4 million gift spearheads the development of a transformational new science building to be located at the heart of campus.Read More