I am honored to serve the university as chairman of the MUW Foundation Board of Directors during a time of so much positive momentum at The W.

The private support the MUW Foundation receives from you gives The W vital resources it needs to provide exceptional learning opportunities for students in our community, state and region.

Your support this past fiscal year helped us make significant progress, and we are deeply grateful to you for helping us achieve very impressive results. In fiscal year 2016, we made major strides in giving including a 21 percent increase in the number of donors bringing our total number of donors for fiscal year 2016 to 2,583.

In fiscal year 2017, we invite you to give to the MUW Foundation and help us reach our goal of 3,000 donors before June 30. We know we will not only meet this challenge but also surpass it with your dedication to The W.

Your continued giving makes an immeasurable impact by enabling The W to attract more talented students and provide them with both educational and extracurricular programming that ensures their success and the many contributions they will go on to make in our world.

To our donors who made last year’s accomplishments possible, thank you for your strong commitment to The W. With the gifts you make year after year, you affirm our shared vision that a bright future at The W ensures a bright future for all of us.



Ralph McLain
MUW Foundation Board of Directors

P.S. Save the date for the MUW Foundation’s 2017 Welty Gala benefiting the MUW Scholarship Fund. You will want to join us Friday, Oct. 20, at the Trotter Convention Center in downtown Columbus for an evening with Jeffrey Toobin, author, senior analyst at CNN, staff writer for The New Yorker and one of the country’s leading experts on politics, media and the law. It promises to be a great evening for The W!