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Ohio University, including the Division of Advancement, the Ohio University Alumni Association, and The Ohio University Foundation, is closed from Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, through Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. We will reopen on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. During this period, we want to ensure that all donors who wish to do so are able to transact gifts to The Ohio University Foundation. Please visit for complete information regarding year-end giving.

PLEASE NOTE: We will issue a 2014 tax receipt for an online gift if it is submitted by Dec. 31, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). A gift made online after 11:59 p.m. EST will be issued a 2015 tax receipt.

Congress reauthorized the IRA rollover for 2014.  If you are 70 1/2 or older you can make a charitable gift of up to $100,000 from your IRA. Your gift will qualify for your 2014 minimum distribution and you will not have to pay federal income tax on the amount given from your IRA to The Ohio University Foundation.

Don’t delay - this opportunity EXPIRES DECEMBER 31, 2014!
Click here for instructions.


Our secure, online giving form is the easiest way to make your gift. To make an immediate gift using your credit or debit card, please visit

By Mail or Phone

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

A planned gift is made through a separate legal instrument that is often deferred until a future date, such as a will, revocable trust, gift annuity, charitable remainder trust, charitable lead trust or life insurance. An outright cash gift or pledge is not considered a "planned gift."

Ohio University's Office of Gift Planning can assist you in making a planned gift. 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.





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

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

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.

Electronically Transferred Gifts (Wire or ACH)
Electronic funds transfers (wire or ACH) will be accepted into The Ohio University Foundation’s bank account during the closure period. We will issue a 2014 tax receipt for gifts received on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Please click here for electronic funds transfer instructions.


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





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