Why Give?

Antioch University Needs Your Support

Antioch University educates students to think critically, to act ethically and to pursue a life of engaged citizenship. With your help, we can increase scholarship dollars to assist students to attend Antioch, and we can expand student services and develop new programs. With your help, Antioch University students will have the opportunity to learn more and be more.


When you make a gift to Antioch University, your contribution will be put to work immediately-providing scholarships for current and future students, funding new programs, or creating reliable alternative sources of revenue by building the university’s endowment. The generosity of your gift will ensure ongoing support and help define our future. There are many ways to give, and each gift will have an impact on current as well as future students.

Contact Us

For more information about giving opportunities, please contact Tim Forbess, Vice Chancellor of Institutional Advancement, at (937) 769-1340 or tforbess@antioch.edu.

Scholarship Fund

Today, undergraduate and graduate degrees have become a necessity rather than an advantage to potential employers. As funding for education becomes increasingly unpredictable, more and more students depend on scholarships to help them pursue their dreams. Most students work at least part-time, many have family obligations, and all feel the pinch from rising prices for living expenses. A scholarship can make the difference in the ability of students to complete the degree.


By making a gift to the Scholarship Fund, you can give these students an opportunity they might not otherwise have to pursue higher education.

Annual Fund

Annual Fund gifts supply the much-needed gift of flexibility and, therefore, are critical to the operation and advancement of the university and its programs. Annual funds are unrestricted, current-use funds that provide maximum flexibility for responding quickly to new opportunities and to meet immediate and unexpected needs. Your gift to the Annual Fund goes directly where it is needed most – to current students. Annual Fund gifts help ensure that we are able to provide students with much needed financial aid, up-to-date technology, library resources, new equipment, academic support, and a host of other essentials that enhance the quality of the education for our students.

Program Development

Antioch University's academic programs offer diverse experiences that enhance students’ lives, nurture their creative spirit and prepare students for future leadership roles. Our faculty, administration, and Board of Governors are continually researching and discussing ideas for new academic programs and concentrations that offer opportunities for our future students to be more competitive in their work.


Gifts to program development help the University create new academic programs that prepare students for the current employment trends and meet community needs. Developing new programs broadens the educational experience of our students, helps us attract new students, and creates new and exciting educational opportunities based on regional, national and global needs.

Endowment Giving

An endowment fund is a permanent, self-sustaining source of funding; a gift made on the stipulation that the principal be maintained in perpetuity and that only income from investment of the gift be expended.


Endowment gifts are invested to provide permanent annual support for scholarships, faculty, curriculum development and general operations. Endowment funds allow Antioch University to plan for the future with confidence and help provide a secure financial future for our students. You can help the University create a reliable source of future income by expanding the university’s endowment.

Planned Giving

Planned giving benefits the university by establishing a lasting legacy. Our Institutional Advancement staff will help you create a philanthropic strategy tailored to meet your unique financial needs. Planned giving may involve bequests, life insurance, life income agreements, annuities, and trusts.