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Alumnus Answers The Call to Give

“It’s hard to articulate why giving is important, because I come from Otterbein. When you come from Otterbein, the call to give becomes baked into your DNA. Giving is what we do, with a purpose that defines the phrase, “We are called to plant trees, the shade from which we should never hope to enjoy.” But enjoy we do, because somewhere out there, there is a tree we planted. And it grew another, and it grew another, and in the end we understand kindness really does matter. And so we give.”

Jeff Wilson ’85,

Senior Regional Vice President and General Manager

Urban One



9 months ago

Otterbein student works with 4th graders on kindness

Otterbein student Allison Cline works with 4th graders in Westerville on a Kindness Matters lesson as part of her PHED 2200 Early Childhood Health & Movement Activities class.

10 months ago

Kindness in the New Year

At Otterbein, we believe the kindness you show, the compassion you offer, the service you give — makes a difference. Kindness Matters at Otterbein.

Enjoy this brief message of kindness and know that Otterbein is grateful for the ways you share kindness. If you feel inspired, we invite you to tell us your story of kindness.

May the kindness you give be returned to you during the holidays and the New Year!

President Kathy A. Krendl


12 months ago

Otterbein continues to help student food insecurities

Food insecurity among college students is a hard concept for some to fathom, but the problem exists, and is more widespread than we might like to believe.

1 year ago



Kindness Matters is made possible with the generous support of the Kind Columbus initiative at The Columbus Foundation.

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