Annual Giving

Annual Giving

The Ohio State University is about changing people’s lives. We educate. We innovate. We heal. We create. None of this is possible, But for Ohio State. And none of this is possible without Annual Giving donors. Each year, thousands of alumni and friends of The Ohio State University make contributions to the colleges, campuses, and causes that are important to them.

The Ohio State Fund

The Ohio State Fund is comprised of numerous funds across the university that are of greatest need. Unrestricted gifts to these funds equip Ohio State with the resources we need to find solutions, inspire leaders, and create knowledge. By investing in the people and potential of Ohio State, you play a critical role in helping us find answers to the monumental challenges we face as a society—and in sustaining a great tradition of scholarship and service.

The Ohio State Fund lets you to connect with what you love most at Ohio State. Through The Ohio State Fund, you choose where to give. Financial aid, scholarships, research, programs, equipment--you name it. You can direct your gift to a variety of areas--a specific initiative, college, area, regional campus, or medical need. Simply indicate how the gift should be designated when you make your contribution.

For general gifts to wide-reaching university initiatives, consider giving to The Ohio State Fund for Greatest Priority, Ohio State's unrestricted annual fund. It offers flexible support of the university's areas of greatest need, as determined by the president and the provost.

What does Ohio State mean to you?

Private philanthropy is critically important to this great public university, today more than ever, if we are to continue on our trajectory without additional public funding.

In addition to the Ohio State Fund, there are thousands of more giving options. Invest in something that matters to you. Find your fund by visiting our online giving site.

To explore all the options for making annual gifts, please visit Ways to Give and Types of Gifts

President's Club

The President's Club is a special circle of friends who share a common passion for and pride in Ohio State. They make a meaningful difference at the university by providing leadership annual giving support for academics, health sciences, and the arts. Visit the President's Club site to learn how through your generous contributions as a President's Club member you can make a lasting impact in the lives of students, researchers, faculty, and staff every day.