One couple’s love of the land inspires giving

Geraldine and Arthur Winfough Jr. shared a “deep love of the land and of the agricultural community,” says former Ohio State Board of Trustees chair Shirley Dunlap Bowser. The couple was not directly connected to the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences during their lifetimes, but their legacy will benefit Ohio State students and Ohio’s agricultural community for generations to come.

The Winfough’s estate has committed a $2.8 million gift to the college in their memory. Funds from the gift will help fund scholarships, extension programs and the Student Success Center project, a renovation of the library and administrative offices at the Agricultural Administration Building on Fyffe Road.

Dean Bruce McPheron is grateful for their generosity and added, “This gift will allow us to focus on the highest needs of the college. We’ll support students, both through scholarship opportunities and through the creation of an amazing new learning space that starts to bring Ohio State’s agricultural facilities into the 21st century.”