Ways to give

Give online   GIVE ONLINE

Find your fund now!

Search or browse funds on our secure online giving site to quickly and easily make a gift.

Make a one-time gift

Pay a pledge

Give by mail  GIVE BY MAIL

Prefer to send a check?

Please mail a completed giving form and check (if applicable) to:

The Ohio State University Foundation
1480 West Lane Avenue
Columbus, OH 43221

Give by phone  GIVE BY PHONE

Please call us at 614‑292‑2141.

Please have your credit, debit or electronic funds transfer information ready.

Other types of gifts


Pledges enable a donor to plan a personal giving program that is both convenient and tax-wise. A pledge may enable a donor to consider a more significant gift than would have otherwise been possible. Terms for payment on pledges are flexible and at the option of the donor.

Make a new pledge

Pay an existing pledge made through the Ohio State Call Center

Learn more about the Ohio State Call Center

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Check to see if your company matches gifts.


Once established, an endowed fund is a dependable and perpetual source of support, since the principal is invested and only a portion of the earnings is spent annually. A minimum gift of $25,000 is needed to establish an unrestricted endowment, while $50,000 is needed for a restricted endowment. Call 800-678-6412 or send an e-mail to donorrelations@osu.edu for information on endowments.

Planned Gifts

In certain instances, it may be preferable from an estate, financial, and tax planning perspective to consider long-term gift planning as the best way to make a gift. This can be accomplished through various gift instruments, such as charitable remainder trusts, gift annuities, charitable lead trusts, and bequests.

Professional advisors, visit our online gift planning resource to help you assist your clients in reaching their charitable goals.

Gifts in Memoriam / Gifts in Honor of

Honoring a family member, friend, colleague, classmate, or faculty member with a gift is a touching way to pay tribute to that loved one. Please call 614-292-2141 or send an e-mail to gifts@osu.edu to make arrangements for setting up a fund or contributing to an area or program of interest to the person being remembered or honored.

Gifts in Kind

Alternatives to monetary gifts such as equipment or books are always appreciated. Call 614-292-2141 or send an e-mail to gifts@osu.edu for information on making such a donation.

Donor Advised Fund Gifts (DAF)

Interested in making a gift through a Donor Advised Fund? Please send a check (payable to The Ohio State University) to: The Ohio State University Foundation, Attn. Gift Processing, 1480 West Lane Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43221


Securities may be made as outright gifts or as a payment on a pledge. Stock certificates may be reassigned directly to The Ohio State University Foundation or may be transferred through the donor's broker. The mean market value on the date of the transfer will determine the value of the gift for tax purposes. It is best to consult with a Development Officer before a transaction is made. For general questions on securities, call 614-292-2141 or send an e-mail to gifts@osu.edu.

Gifts of appreciated securities may be tax deductible, up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income. The deduction is based on the full fair market value, and capital gains tax is not due when the stock is transferred to the university.

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