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

$14.4 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

Hannah Conklin

Hannah Conklin '20

Hannah Conklin, a sophomore convergent media major from Westerville, Ohio, spent the summer as an intern at 104.9 The River. However, there were no coffee runs or mindless data entry in Conklin's summer schedule. Instead she spent the majority of her day with the station's digital and community impact department, promoting the radio station's mission to "encourage connections and share Jesus" on the social media channels.

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Justin Kauffman

Justin Kauffman '20

Justin Kauffman '20, a biology major from Smithville, Ohio, and recipient of a 2017 Summer Discovery Grant, gained vocational experience in the field of dentistry this summer by volunteering at a free community clinic. Kauffman has been interested in dentistry since the eighth grade.

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Amber Edwards

Amber Edwards '18

A college education includes a lot of academic writing--research papers, essays and reports so when Amber Edwards, a senior from Covington, Ohio, had the chance to take a creative writing class, she immediately signed up. Now, two pieces from the class are being read across the country because they were published by "Revolving Door Journal," a literary journal specifically for college writers.

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Takayla and her fellow staff members

Takayla Gadberry '20

After witnessing the positive impact Stepping Stones had on her little brother, Takayla Gadberry decided to become part of the Cincinnati-area non-profit's team this summer. Gadberry, a sophomore psychology major from Lockland, Ohio, is serving as an overnight counselor at Camp Allyn, a camp run by Stepping Stones for teens and adults with a wide-range of disabilities.

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Bluffton University Nature Preserve

Moyer Nature Center

The 1,800 square foot Moyer Nature Center is scheduled for completion later this fall in the Bluffton University Nature Preserve. "This project will provide a very useful multi-purpose building for environmental science education."

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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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