April 27, 2012

Key commits $1 million in support of Ohio State student leadership initiatives

Keith B. Key, former football player, alumnus, and Foundation Board Director at The Ohio State University, has committed $1 million to the Office of Student Life to support the newly named Keith B. Key Center for Student Leadership and Service located in the Ohio Union.

March 15, 2012

Blochs commit $5 million to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Janis and Michael Bloch recently committed $5 million to the construction of the new Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, part of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s expansion project.

February 02, 2012

Ohio State is 10th in fundraising nationally

A new national survey of public and private universities ranks The Ohio State University 10th among public universities in the United States for total private support based on a three-year average, up from 11th last year. Ohio State was also named the top university in Ohio for fundraising.

January 17, 2012

$6 million gift to create Lawrence and Isabel Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise

Ohio State alumnus and entertainment industry leader Lawrence Barnett has committed $6 million to The Ohio State University’s College of Arts and Sciences to establish the multi-disciplinary Lawrence and Isabel Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise and to support extensive renovations to Sullivant Hall.

January 14, 2012

Archie Griffin to be honored with naming gift

The ballroom at the new Ohio Union will be named in honor of Archie Griffin to reflect the wishes of a private donor who has given $2 million to be split evenly between the Alumni Association and the construction of the union.

November 29, 2011

Mondas commit $5 million to create study abroad scholarships in College of Arts and Sciences

Ohio State alumnus and Foundation director Keith Monda and his wife, Linda, have committed $5 million to The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences to create the Keith and Linda Monda International Experience Scholarships.

October 30, 2011

Jeri Block and Robert H. Schottenstein receive the John B. Gerlach, Sr. Development Volunteer Award

Jeri Block and Robert H. Schottenstein have actively supported The Ohio State University for many years, and have served as exemplary partners in philanthropy and volunteerism. In honor of their long-term dedication to Ohio State, they received the John B. Gerlach, Sr. Development Volunteer Award, along with Cindy and Larry Hilsheimer, on October 27, 2011.

October 30, 2011

Hilsheimers receive Gerlach award

Campaign volunteers Cindy and Larry Hilsheimer have a demonstrated passion for philanthropy, and were recognized for their outstanding work on behalf of Ohio State on October 27 at an Evening of Distinction, where the Hilsheimers were presented with the John B. Gerlach, Sr. Development Volunteer Award, along with Jeri Block and Robert Schottenstein.

October 30, 2011

Wexners receive Reese medal

The Everett D. Reese Medal, established in 1984, is the highest award presented by The Ohio State University to recognize exceptional service in private philanthropy. Abigail and Les Wexner were chosen to receive the 2011 Everett D. Reese Medal in recognition of their history of exemplary service and support.

October 30, 2011

Jodi and Stan Ross fund chair in neuromodulation

Jodi and Stan Ross, co-chairs of the neuroscience campaign committee, got involved with The Ohio State University Department of Neurology after their son was treated there following a racecar accident in 1993, and have been supporters ever since.


The But for Ohio State campaign is a $2.5 billion fundraising endeavor that invites those who believe in Ohio State to invest in our students, our faculty, and our potential.

*Gifts through January 31, 2015


—Scott Zedeker ’96