What is President's Club?
President's Club was founded in 1963 to recognize individuals who provide the philanthropic and volunteer leadership to support The Ohio State University’s proud legacy and progress toward becoming the absolute model land-grant university.
Who is recognized by President's Club?
President's Club recognizes individual donors 18 years of age and older who support The Ohio State University with gifts totaling at least $3,000 each calendar year to any department of the university, other than athletics. Certain restrictions and exceptions may apply. Please contact President’s Club for information on your particular situation.
How can I become part of President's Club?
You need to make a qualifying annual gift of $3,000.
- Make a gift online
- Make a gift over the phone at 614-292-9550
- Mail your gift and our President's Club giving form to:
2200 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, Ohio 43210
How do I know if I’ve given enough to qualify for President’s Club this year?
Please login to My Account to view your giving information and current recognition status.
Can I contribute with a monthly gift?
Yes, monthly giving is encouraged for those who wish to be recognized by President’s Club each year. Currently, a minimum gift of $250 per month, January through December will ensure your continued recognition. If you begin your monthly gift after January the monthly amount will need to be adjusted or an additional gift may be contributed to reach the $3,000 minimum before December 31.
What types of gifts are eligible for President’s Club recognition?
Most gift types will qualify an individual for President’s Club recognition. Exceptions include, but are not limited to, charitable IRA rollovers, gifts of services and gifts made on your behalf by other individuals.
Do gifts to the Buckeye Club or other funds in the Department of Athletics count toward my recognition in President's Club?
Gifts to the Department of Athletics, such as those to the Buckeye Club, will not count toward recognition in President's Club. If you wish to participate in both the Buckeye Club and President's Club, you may do so by making an annual qualifying President’s Club contribution in addition to your annual Buckeye Club gift.
Can my organization or business join President's Club?
No. President's Club is a recognition society for individuals. Gifts from a solely owned business may be eligible to qualify the owner for individual recognition. These situations are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Gifts-in-kind, excluding those of service, may also be eligible. Please contact President’s Club if you have any questions about your eligibility.
Is there lifetime recognition in President’s Club?
In 2008, President's Club was restructured and lifetime recognition for new donors was discontinued. All President's Club donors who had reached lifetime status prior to the 2008 change are recognized permanently as legacy donors of President's Club. Legacy donors may also be recognized as annual donors in President's Club if their cumulative, non-athletic annual giving is $3,000 or above.
How will President's Club help me stay connected to The Ohio State University?
In honor of their generous support at The Ohio State University, President's Club donors can enjoy these exclusive opportunities:
- An e-mail newsletter exclusively for President’s Club donors
- Opportunities to engage in learning about new areas of discovery or scholarship or deepen current knowledge on various topics
- Opportunities to hear from university leaders about the life-changing work happening at Ohio State thanks to donor support
- Use of the university's nationally-recognized library system
- Opportunity to purchase on-campus parking through CampusParc
- Membership opportunities at the Ohio State Golf Club, the Faculty Club and the university's recreational sport facilities (Restrictions and fees apply.)
Do President’s Club donors have access to general campus parking?
President’s Club donors are eligible for the opportunity to purchase on-campus parking through the university’s parking operator, CampusParc, in accordance with its policies and procedures. If you wish to accept this benefit, please contact our office.