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Foundation Board

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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.

The Ohio State University Foundation’s vision is to be the preeminent leader of the University’s private fundraising efforts with the purpose of advancing the University’s priorities by supporting students, faculty, patients, and research by generating, receiving, and stewarding gifts and expanding philanthropic support; strengthening engagement of stakeholders; and serving as trusted advisors to University leadership.

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


There are five committees of The Ohio State University Foundation Board. Each committee acts on behalf of the board in the intervals between meetings to execute the work of the board. Each committee is comprised of Foundation Board elected and ex-officio directors, and may contain non-Foundation Board members with expertise and interest in the committee assignment.