Established in 2010 and named after the geographical hub and heart of the main campus beloved by generations, The Oval Society honors the leadership philanthropy of Ohio State’s most generous.
Ohio State not only has great potential but also great responsibility. As Ohio’s land-grant university, Ohio State is the doorway to the American dream for our students, who learn from some of the most brilliant minds in the world. As one of the nation’s most comprehensive public research universities, the university also has the capacity, talent, ambition, and research agenda to discover and create solutions that have enormous impact on hundreds of millions of people.
The Oval Society celebrates an extraordinary group of supporters who shoulder this responsibility, who meet the enormous challenges we face as a society, who seek a new vision for the university, who empower Ohio State to fulfill our land-grant mission, and who make the American dream come true for so many. It is the profound commitment of Oval Society members that enables the university to not only sustain an enduring tradition of scholarship, service, and pride, but also help us go boldly into the future thanks to their transformational giving.