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Your Central Resource for Philanthropic Questions

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Making a Gift
Receiving a Gift
Raising Money

Contact Us

Making a Gift

Thank you for choosing to make a gift today. We really appreciate your investment in the promise of Ohio University!

There are a few different ways you can make a gift:


Make a Gift Online:

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Thank you for choosing to make a gift today. We really appreciate your investment in the promise of Ohio University!
Here are some quick instructions:

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  • To make a one-time gift, please click the "Make a one-time gift" button below.
  • To make a recurring or scheduled gift, please click the "Set up a recurring gift" button below. If this is your first time using the tool, you will need to create an account so you can adjust your payment schedule in the future.

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By Mail or Phone

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If you prefer to make your gift over the phone or if you have questions while trying to make your gift, please contact us by phone 800.592.3863, email or by using our web form.

To mail a gift, please make your check payable to The Ohio University Foundation. If you wish to designate your gift to a certain area, please write that in the memo line of the check.

The mailing address is:
The Ohio University Foundation
PO Box 869
Athens, OH 45701-0869

Gift Planning

Ohio University's Office of Gift Planning can assist you in making a planned gift (such as an estate, bequest or trust). There are a number of donors who are benefiting from life income gifts, gift annuities, and other plans that provide favorable tax benefits. ­

Matching Gifts

Your employer may help you double or even triple your impact by matching your gift to Ohio University. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and spouses. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please enter your employer's name below.
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If your company will match your gift, you may be able to access the forms directly through the search.If you are unable to access the forms directly through the search, please request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift to the following address:

The Ohio University Foundation
PO Box 869
Athens, OH 45701-0869

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Payroll Deductions

Please check with your company to see if they have a payroll deduction program. For OU employees, please use the following documents to initiate payroll deductions:

Payroll deduction form - OU employees

Payroll deduction frequently asked questions -­OU employees

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Stock Transfer

Gifts of appreciated securities are a great way to transmit assets to OHIO as charitable contributions. These transfer instructions will help you make your gift.

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Receiving a Gift

Here's what to do if you hear from someone who's interested in making a gift to the university, or receive a gift for the university through the mail.

I Know of Someone Who is Interested in Making a Gift

Wonderful! We know that many alumni remain connected to the institution through their relationship with you. You all play a vital part in the lives of students as they develop, and we appreciate the many things you've done for and continue to do for our students.

In the event you know of someone who is interested in making a gift, please make sure to mention it to your unit's development officer. They will able to help with the mechanics of the giving process, and can make sure that we're protecting both your unit's and the donor's interests.

What to Do If You Receive a Cash Gift

If you receive a cash gift, please notify your unit's development officer. They will be more than happy to take the gift to the Foundation; or, if you'd prefer, you can send it to the Foundation yourself. In most situations, time is of the essence when depositing these gifts, so please make sure to send them the same business day you receive them.

What to Do If Someone Would Like to Give a Good or Service to the University

Gifts of goods or services to the university are referred to as gifts-in-kind. These require special handling and are subject to special scrutiny by the IRS, so please consult with your development officer if someone expresses interest in making a gift-in-kind donation.

Raising Money

We get it - you're passionate about a project you're working on and you want it to be a success. It's an exciting thing in the life of our university to see so many people fired up and ready to make great things happen, but IRS regulations and charitably issues are tough to navigate and there can be a lot of questions you might not know the answer to. We're here to help! This form helps keep everyone on the same page so we're compliant with the law, helps protect the university and our donors, and allows us to nip any potential issues in the bud.
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Report Requests

Lists, Labels, and Other Requests

For purposes of privacy and data integrity, a logon is required to access these services. Please follow the link below to proceed. Logging in, with the link below, requires your browser to allow a pop-up window.

Lists, Labels, and Other Data Requests

Need Help?

In the event you have a question regarding either the instructions for the request or a special requirement that you have, please contact the Director of Programming at 740.593.4221.

Emergency Requests

In the event you have a critical requirement that needs immediate attention and cannot wait to be met within the standard response times, please contact the Director of Programming at 740.593.4221. He will need to know the specifics surrounding your requirement along with the details of your emergency.

Entity Creation Form

(also used for entity modification)
For purposes of privacy and data integrity, a logon is required to access this service. Please follow the link below to proceed. Logging in, with the link below, requires your browser to allow a pop-up window.

Log into Entity Creation/Modification Forms

Need Help?

In the event you have a question regarding either the instructions for the request or a special requirement that you have, please contact the Director of Information Services at 740.593.4220.

Emergency Requests­

In the event you have a critical requirement that needs immediate attention and cannot wait to be met within the standard response times, please contact the Director of Information Services at 740.593.4220. He will need to know the specifics surrounding your requirement along with the details of your emergency.

Emergency Requests

In the event you have a critical requirement that needs immediate attention and cannot wait to be met within the standard response times, please contact the Director of Research at 740.593.2504. The director will need to know the specifics surrounding your requirement along with the details of your emergency.

Acknowledgement Reports

The information contained within the Acknowledgement System is highly confidential. Secure logins are required. To utilize this system, contact the Director of Advancement Services systems administrator at 740.593.2461 to verify permission and arrange a secure login. Logging in, with the link below, requires your browser to allow a pop-up window.

Log into the Acknowledgement System

Need Help?

In the event you have a question regarding either the instructions for the request or a special requirement that you have, please contact the Director of Advancement Services at 740.593.4220.

Emergency Requests

In the event you have a critical requirement that needs immediate attention and cannot wait to be met within the standard response times, please contact the Director of Advancement Services at 740.593.4220. They will need to know the specifics surrounding your requirement along with the details of your emergency. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Bowie (Executive Director of Development, Annual Giving) by email or 740.597.2987. You can also contact your unit's development officer.

Contact Us

Please contact us by phone 800.592.3863, email or by using our web form. Someone will get back to you within two business days