About Us

The David and Frances Brain Center

The David & Frances Brain Center for Community Engagement (formerly the Office of Community Outreach - OCO) offers a variety of ways to get involved in service at the local, national and international levels. Opportunities include one-time projects, weekly service programs, alternative break trips, service-learning courses, Peace Corps Prep program, international service, leadership positions, and more!

David and Frances Brain

Frances Brain attended Baldwin Wallace on a small academic scholarship from 1941-1943. She was the first in her family to attend college and always regretted that she was not able to complete her education and earn her degree. She enjoyed every minute of her time at BW. She was in the work-study program and a proud member of Alpha Gamma Delta. David attended Baldwin Wallace on the GI Bill after serving in WWII. He was able to complete his degree in three years, working full time at night while supporting his wife, Frances, and their two daughters. David graduated from Baldwin Wallace in 1952, after which he pursued an MBA at Harvard Business School and went on to build a successful career in the insurance industry. David and Frances both gave generously of their time and talents to numerous community organizations and went on to found the Frances Hollis Brain Family Foundation, dedicated to providing for the basic needs of the underserved. In recognition of a transformational experience at BW, David and Frances established an endowment at Baldwin Wallace to teach and mentor undergraduates in leadership skills and promote the understanding that it is the responsibility of all leaders to give of themselves to enhance their communities.

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  • Create an engagement transcript documenting all service hours.
  • Find local non-profits with volunteer oppportunities.

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