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Commemorative Giving

Your years at Wilmington College were some of the most transformative of your life. Our alumni tell us that on our campus, they gained a quality education, built up their future success, connected with our outstanding faculty and staff, and made lifelong friends (or even met their spouse)!

Whether you wish to celebrate a cherished memory or memorialize a dear friend, Wilmington College has several options for commemorative campus giving.

Commemorative gifts are an often overlooked, unique and thoughtful option for birthdays, marriages, anniversaries and memorials. Commemorative giving benefits the Hazard Arboretum Endowment Fund.

There are three options to choose from:

Request More Information

You may submit a request in writing to:

Office of Advancement
Wilmington College
Pyle Center Box 1307
1870 Quaker Way
Wilmington, OH 45177

You may also contact the Office of Advancement by phone or by email at 937.481.2427 or

Commemorative Treestrees

$1,000 GIFT

Everyone enjoys the shade and visual splendor of our wide variety of flowering, evergreen and deciduous trees. With your gift, a tree will be planted and dedicated on campus.

While plaques are not allowed for trees on campus due to required maintenance, your commemorative gift will be added to the Commemorative Giving Map (coming soon).

You may also choose to combine your gift and have a commemorative bench placed near your tree.

Please note that while we will offer you several options, the species of tree and its placement are at the final discretion of the College.

Commemorative Bricksbricks

$150 GIFT

This cost-effective option allows you to give a meaningful gift (or several) that is on display in a high-traffic area of campus.

With your gift, a 4 x 8 inch brick will be inscribed and placed as part of the Quaker Memory Walk at the entrance to Williams Stadium.

Each brick may contain up three lines, and up to 14 characters and spaces per line.

Your commemorative gift will be added to the Quaker Memory Walk List (coming soon).

Commemorative Benchesbench

$5,000 GIFT

Improve the appearance of our campus and provide a spot of relaxation and reflection for our students, staff and visitors.

An inscribed 2 x 10 inch plaque will be placed on each bench. If an existing bench is available to receive the plaque, our staff will work with you to choose from the available locations, otherwise a new bench will be purchased and placed.

Your commemorative gift will be added to the Commemorative Giving Map (coming soon). There is a character limit for each plaque.