Foundation Board

The Ohio State University seeks and applies novel approaches to the world’s most pressing problems. The Foundation Board of Directors empowers this work by guiding philanthropic endeavors and acting as ambassadors for Ohio State.

Our visionary leaders have a wide range of expertise, from business to health care to community engagement, and each director brings a unique and valued perspective. Their personal generosity and commitment to the university’s growth and excellence inspires others and shapes Ohio State’s future.

Director Spotlight

James F. Dietz

“I want Ohio State to be not just a top public, but a top of the profile institution. Period. Ohio State should be recognized as a premiere institution, and not just for football, but I want there to be stellar athletics, too,”

James F. Dietz

W. Ray Persons

Ray is acutely aware of the power Ohio State holds in developing students. He contends Ohio State is an incubator for the “betterment of mankind.”
W. Ray Persons

Gifford Weary

“I want to see Ohio State go absolutely as far as it can go. We need to invest time as well as money,” Giff says. “It’s a lot harder to stay No. 1 than to become No. 1.”
Gifford Weary

 

For more information on the Foundation Board, please contact osufoundation@osu.edu.