The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Carry on the Buckeye tradition of paying forward and become a life donor today.

Become a life donor

Beginning in 2022, The Ohio State University Alumni Association is adopting a new way to recognize alumni giving. Life donor is the highest level of recognition. Learn more about the new model.

Anyone who met the criteria for sustaining membership by the end of 2021 will continue to be recognized as a sustaining member through December 31, 2022. Please contact the Engagement Center with questions.

What it means to be a life donor

You’re ensuring that the programs important to you will continue to have the funding they need to follow through on their mission. This will help keep Ohio State on the front line of research, student experiences, opportunities and more. See how your support will help sustain an enduring tradition of scholarship, service and pride.

How to qualify

When you commit to a monthly gift of $10 or more, you're recognized as a life donor.

Make monthly gift

Not ready to make a monthly commitment? You can also make an annual gift of $150 or more to support your passion and become a life donor.

See the Impact

Alumni and friends can change lives.

Photo of Jasdeep Kang

Meet Jasdeep Kang

“When you support scholarships, you are helping more than just one person. You are helping an entire community.” - Jasdeep

His scholarship meant Jasdeep could focus on paying forward to others through volunteering and mentoring fellow students.

Read Jasdeep's story

Photo of Kendra ThomasMeet Kendra Thomas

“It’s wonderful knowing that we have donors who are invested in what students are passionate about and want to help us get through school.” - Kendra

Scholarship support enabled Kendra to accept internships and embrace leadership roles in student organizations.

Read Kendra's story

Benefits of being a life donor

Life donors receive the beautiful print edition of Ohio State Alumni Magazine and special communications from alumni association President and CEO Molly Ranz Calhoun. They are also offered early access to purchase football tickets.