Join the Schulz Challenge and support the Sullivant Hall renovation

April 23, 2009

Rendering of Sullivant Hall once renovation is complete.

Jean Schulz, widow of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz, has given $1 million to support the renovation of Sullivant Hall, the future home of Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.

To celebrate the renovation and move, Mrs. Schulz issued a challenge to cartoon art lovers everywhere: she will match every dollar donated* to the project through March 9, 2014, up to $2.5 million.

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum—the world’s largest academic facility dedicated to cartoon art—is home to more than 400,000 works and artifacts from all genres of cartoon art. Additionally, it houses 36,000 books; 51,000 serial titles; 3,000 linear feet of manuscript materials; and 2.5 million comic strip clippings and tear sheets.

Sullivant Hall, the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum’s new home, will feature museum-quality gallery and archival space.

Join the Schulz Challenge today!

*Tax benefits: Gifts to The Ohio State University are considered charitable contributions. Please consult your tax advisor for advice on charitable deductions. Information is also available from the Internal Revenue Service.