Corporate and Foundation Relations

Corporate and Foundation Relations


We invite you to explore a partnership with the university by becoming involved with the dynamic and diverse Ohio State experience. Partners have the opportunity to leverage this connection to address business needs, drive positive change, and give back to the community. As a university partner, you will gain valuable visibility on campus as an employer, as a community organization, and as an important benefactor.

The role of private support

Although Ohio State is a state institution, less than 14 percent of its annual funding is provided from state appropriations. Private support plays a critical role in ensuring that the university continues to fulfill its mission of teaching, research and service. Gifts and grants from corporations and foundations are vital to ensure that Ohio State can continue to educate the next generation of leaders and positively change the world through innovative new ideas and programs.

About Ohio State

The Ohio State University’s main Columbus campus is one of America’s largest and most comprehensive. More than 56,000 students select from 14 colleges, 175 undergraduate majors, and 240 master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs. As Ohio’s best and one of the nation’s top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center.

The university’s total research expenditures, 2010-2011, topped $828 million. The university’s innovative prowess attains world-class status, particularly in critical areas such as global climate change, cancer, infectious disease, advanced materials, and ag-bio products that feed and fuel the world.

An additional 6,671 students attend Ohio State’s regional campuses in Lima, Mansfield, Marion, and Newark, and the Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster. Founded as a federal land-grant institution in 1870, the university has awarded 669,552 degrees since 1878. Its legacy extends to more than 465,000 living alumni.

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Contact us to learn more and explore partnership opportunities.


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Office of Corporate and
Foundation Relations
1480 West Lane Avenue
Columbus, OH 43221
Phone: (614) 688-1563
Fax: (614) 292-4121


The But for Ohio State campaign is a $2.5 billion fundraising endeavor that invites those who believe in Ohio State to invest in our students, our faculty, and our potential.

*Gifts through July 31, 2015


—Patty Tambling Lutz ’69