Campus Campaign

Pelotonia and Campus Campaign

Do gifts to Pelotonia count for participation in Campus Campaign?

Yes, all gifts made by Ohio State employees in support of Pelotonia riders or general gifts made to Pelotonia between July 1-April 15 count toward Campus Campaign Celebration participation totals calculated in May 2014.

Can I use payroll deduction to make a gift to Pelotonia?

No, Ohio State employees cannot use payroll deduction to make a gift to Pelotonia due to the ‘pledge’ nature of such commitments. Should the employee cancel the deduction or leave the university, the unpaid portion of the pledge would affect rider support. All gifts to Pelotonia must be ‘real time’ transactions by check or credit card. Please go to pelotonia.org to make a gift.

I plan to ride in Pelotonia. Does this count for Campus Campaign?

Any gifts you make to your own ride (or someone else's) for Pelotonia count toward your Campus Campaign participation. If you make a gift to your own ride prior to June 30, you will be included in that fiscal year's Campus Campaign totals. If you make a gift to your own ride on or after July 1, you will be counted in Campus Campaign totals in the new fiscal year. NOTE: The rider registration fee is not considered a gift and does not count toward participation totals.

How do I make gifts to Pelotonia in support of colleagues who are riding?

Go to pelotonia.org and click on DONATE in the upper left section of the page. This will take you to a search page where you can enter the name of your colleague. Once found, follow the directions to make a secure credit card gift. NOTE: Pelotonia cannot accept cash gifts. Checks may be mailed to Pelotonia, 351 W. Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH, 43215. Be sure to indicate the name and number of the rider you are supporting on your check. Please do not mail cash.

My colleagues collected cash in support of my ride. How do I ensure they get credit for Campus Campaign?

Make a detailed list including each colleague’s full name, address, city, state, zip code, e-mail, and gift amount. Write a check for the total amount collected. Mail the list and check to Pelotonia, 351 W. Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, OH, 43215. Pelotonia will add each colleague to your list of supporters on your Pelotonia page. If you do not include a list of donors, you will be credited with the gift. Please do not mail cash.

I rode in Pelotonia last year. Why haven’t I received credit for Campus Campaign?

Did you make a gift to your own ride? Riders do not automatically get ‘credit’ for Campus Campaign. The only way to get credit for participating in Campus Campaign is to make your own gift to your ride or to someone else’s ride before April 15 of the campaign year. The rider registration fee does not count as a gift.

The active phase of cAMPUS CAMPAIGN RUNS FROM MARCH 1 to APRIL 30. WHY DOES MY PELOTONIA GIVING NEED TO BE IN BY APRIL 15 IN ORDER TO COUNT?

Gift records are sent to the Foundation from Pelotonia offices on a bi-weekly basis, thus creating a 2-week delay. While every effort is made to gain information about Pelotonia giving between April 15 and April 30, we cannot guarantee that we will have information regarding gift credit prior to the April 30 deadline.

I plan to volunteer this year/did volunteer last year for Pelotonia. Do I get credit for Campus Campaign?

We appreciate your participation; however, volunteering does not qualify for gift credit.

I think Pelotonia is a great event and I want to make a gift but I do not know anyone riding. What should I do?

You can make a general donation to the account of Team Buckeye, Ohio State's super-peloton which supports all Buckeye riders participating in Pelotonia. Go to pelotonia.org. Click SEARCH in the upper right corner of the home page. Type "Team Buckeye" into the search box to reach the online giving page for Team Buckeye. Click DONATE TO OUR RIDE to make a credit card gift via the secure server.

I have questions not covered here. Who should I contact?

You may contact Karl Koon, Director of Development and Rider Recruitment, Pelotonia and Team Buckeye, at 614-293-9523 or karl.koon@osumc.edu.

Thanks for supporting Pelotonia and the Ohio State Campus Campaign!

REASONS TO SAY “THANK YOU!”

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 September 30, 2014

“OHIO STATE HAS PROVIDED THE RESOURCES I NEEDED TO GROW AS A STUDENT AND LEADER. MY MOM ATTENDED THIS GREAT UNIVERSITY AND I AM PROUD TO CONTINUE HER LEGACY.”

—Alexandra Haljohn, Class of 2013