Office of Student Life

Ohio Union


When you give back to the Ohio Union, you directly support our efforts to create an extraordinary student experience for current and future Buckeyes. Donations to Ohio Union funds provide students at The Ohio State University the opportunity to make lifelong memories, develop their leadership skills and serve their communities.

How to Give

Gifts to the Ohio Union are tax deductible contributions to The Ohio State University Foundation. Gifts are welcome in a variety of forms, so you can support our efforts in a way that works for you.

Online: Donate online directly to the Ohio Union fund of your choice by using the University's secure website. View a full list of funds.

Cash: Cash gifts are fully deductible for federal income tax purposes, provided deductions are itemized.

Pledges: Pledges enable a donor to plan a personalized giving program. A pledge may enable a donor to consider a more significant gift than would have been otherwise possible. Terms for payment on pledges are flexible and at the option of the donor.

Securities: Securities can be made as outright gifts or as payment on a pledge. Stock certificates can be reassigned directly to The Ohio State University Foundation or transferred through the donor's broker.

Planned Gifts: It may be preferable from an estate, financial and tax planning perspective for some donors to consider long-term planned giving. This can be accomplished through various gift instruments including charitable remainder trusts, gift annuities, charitable lead trusts and bequests.

Matching Gifts: Corporate matching gifts are a great way for Ohio State alumni, parents and friends to maximize personal contributions to the university and increase the impact of their gift. By taking advantage of a company's matching gift benefit, you may be able to double or even triple the amount of a contribution.

For more information about supporting the Ohio Union, please contact the Ohio Union Development Office at 614-247-5878.