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.

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Because innovation is nothing without the people who invest and bring it to life.


Progress Tracker

$13.7 Million of $26 Million goal

Move Bluffton Forward

A Place that Inspires...

Rendering of the Austin E. Knowlton Science Center Building

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...

Students in a Science Lab

Innovation grants will support cross-disciplinary collaboration as well as student and faculty research opportunities.

Sustain Bluffton's Legacy

Boundless Potential...

Nursing students in the classroom

Bluffton Fund provides the resources to recruit and retain high-quality faculty and students.

Invest in Success...

Bluffton University

Endowment is an investment in student success by strengthening Bluffton's financial position and sustaining programs.

PEOPLE who make Bluffton special

Sarah Oliver

Sarah Oliver '19
Sarah Oliver

Sarah Oliver, a Bluffton University junior and the recipient of a 2017 Venture Discovery Grant, is attempting to hatch ducklings outside of their eggshells. The experiment will give her a better understanding of the embryonic development of ducks. The idea is based on a viral video of high school students in Japan doing a similar experiment with chickens.

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The '16-'17 "Bridge" Editorial Staff

"Bridge" Literary Journal

Stories, prose and poems from 20 young writers are featured in the first edition of "Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal." The journal is the latest project from the Bluffton University English department after a year of dedicated work by students, faculty and staff.

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Derek Stemen

Derek Stemen '04, MBA '14

Relationships led Derek Stemen to choose Bluffton University as an undergraduate student, relationships brought him back to Bluffton for a career opportunity, and relationships led him to earning his MBA at Bluffton.

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Malika Thompson '18

Malika Thompson '18

Malika Thompson '18, a Spanish major from Cincinnati, Ohio, is spending the spring semester in Barcelona, Spain. During her cross-cultural experience she is immersing herself in the culture, expanding her knowledge of the Spanish language and discovering more about herself in the process.

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Simply Innovate introduced

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 campaign

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Simply Innovate campaign launch

Campaign Milestone

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.

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Knowlton Science Center

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.

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