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.


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$15 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

Austin Every '17

Austin Every '17

By reaching out to a Bluffton alumnus, Austin Every '17 experienced the opportunity of a lifetime. The information technology major and graphic design minor from Zanesville, Ohio, earned an internship at NASA in Washington D.C.

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Maria Hernandez '19 and the MCC Great Lakes Board

Maria Hernandez '19

Maria Hernandez, a mathematics and physics double major, is engaging and growing in her Mennonite faith while offering her voice and insight to the community. The junior from Alamo, Texas, serves as a student representative for Bluffton University on the Mennonite Central Committee's Great Lakes Board.

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Kris Lyons '18

Kris Lyons '18

Kris Lyons '18 spent the summer shadowing radiation oncologists at the Cleveland Clinic. The internship provided the physics and chemistry double major from Vickery, Ohio, a unique networking opportunity along with exceptional hands-on experience.

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Katelyn Amstutz '19

Katelyn Amstutz '19

Katelyn Amstutz, a junior biology major from Dalton, Ohio, spent several weeks this summer analyzing viruses found on Ohio poultry farms and the vaccines that prevent them. The experience was part of a research internship at the Ohio Agriculture and Research Development Center (OARDC), the agricultural research branch of The Ohio State University.

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Recipients of the Ray Ramseyer Philanthropy Award

Philanthropy Award

Bluffton University presented the Ray Ramseyer Philanthropy Award to Larry and Shirley Copeland at the 2017 President's Dinner, recognizing the couple for their dedication, service and philanthropic support.

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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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