Help a fellow Buckeye
Buckeyes share a special bond, and when we see a Buckeye in distress — because of natural disasters or other unforeseen circumstances — we rush to help. Here’s how to help your fellow alumni during the times they need it most.Give now
Extreme weather, accidents or other unanticipated financial hardships can disrupt our best-laid plans. It’s hard to ask for help, but sometimes we really need it.
Last year, as the Carolinas braced for Hurricane Florence to make landfall, Ohio State alumni began to do something extraordinary. They offered to take in other Buckeyes who might be affected. It wasn’t the first time Buckeyes had offered to help — whether through giving or volunteering, Ohio State alumni are a generous group — but it gave the alumni association an idea. “Watching our alums jump into action was truly inspiring. We were moved by their spirit to find other ways to pay forward for Buckeyes in need,” said alumni association President and CEO Jim Smith.
Buckeyes Helping Buckeyes is a new fund we created for alumni who fall on hard times. It gives us the ability to award grants to deserving alumni who find themselves set back by natural disasters, injuries and other unforeseen circumstances. Those who require assistance can apply, and those who want to help can give. “Everybody knows how passionate Buckeyes are for everything Ohio State,” Smith said. “They also happen to be some of the most compassionate people you will ever meet.”
Buckeyes share a special bond — and when we see a Buckeye in distress, we rush to help. Please give to lift up your fellow alumni during the times they need it most.
From scholarships to nutrition and food security to world studies, the funds deemed most critical to the university succeed, thanks to support from our generous donors. A gift to one of our university priorities allows Ohio State students, staff and faculty to pursue and fund these important initiatives.
Lantern Student Newspaper Support Fund
Supports the Lantern, the student newspaper of The Ohio State University and a learning environment for Ohio State students interested in…GIVE TODAY
Marion Campus Trail Fund
Supports construction and maintenance of biking and walking trails on the Ohio State Marion campus.GIVE TODAY
Move to PROSPER Support Fund
Supports the Move to PROSPER project.GIVE TODAY
Urban GEMS Fund
Supports positive youth development by engaging them in growing food and developing and applying related 21st-century skills to benefit…GIVE TODAY
Ohio State University Extension Work in Ohio
Supports Ohio State University Extension programming that strengthens families and communities, prepares youth for success, enhances…GIVE TODAY
Moms2B Program at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center
Supports the Moms2B program for pregnant women in high-risk neighborhoods to deliver full-term healthy babiesGIVE TODAY
Social Change Initiatives
Supports efforts of community outreach and engagement to effect social change/neighborhood transformation among underserved populations.GIVE TODAY
Office of Diversity and Inclusion Alternative Spring Break Program
Provides support to Office of Diversity and Inclusion students that spend a portion of their breaks away from school volunteering to assist…GIVE TODAY
LiFEsports Comprehensive Youth Development Initiative
Supports research agenda of College of Social Work arising from LiFEsportsGIVE TODAY
The Ohio State Fund for Military and Veterans Services
Supports funds distributed at the discretion of the Director of the Office of Military and Veterans Services.GIVE TODAY
The Ohio State Fund for the Alumni Association
Provides program support for the purpose of advancing the mission of the Alumni AssociationGIVE TODAY
Weinland Park Nutrition Education Fund
Supports nutrition education, but will focus on relationship between food choices and behavior at the Early Childhood Development Center in…GIVE TODAY
FisherCares Student Organization Support Fund
Supports the efforts of FisherCares, a student service organization at Fisher College of Business. The funds will be used to provide support…GIVE TODAY