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

$14.6 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

Emma Eickholt volunteering at LMH

Emma Eickholt '18

Emma Eickholt '18, a psychology major from Ottoville, Ohio, spent the summer volunteering at Lima Memorial Health System to learn more about careers in speech-language pathology. "With this experience I got to see the good and the bad of a career in speech-language pathology. I got to see the hard parts along with the happy parts, and I took away the importance of speech pathology and the positive impact it can have on people's lives."

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Jason Summers '19

Jason Summers '19

Jason Summers, an accounting and business administration double major, has spent the last two semesters as well as the summer learning outside of a traditional classroom setting of Bluffton. The junior from Vanlue, Ohio, has been gaining knowledge in his field by taking part in three successive internships.

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Kala Jilani-Pritchett '18

Kala Jilani-Pritchett '18

Kala Jilani-Pritchett '18, a psychology major from Dayton, Ohio, took part in an experience this summer that offered insight into her future. Jilani-Pritchett, alongside other college students from across the country, spent a month at Harvard Medical School exploring the areas of neuroscience and neuropsychology, sciences involving the study of the brain.

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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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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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