Ohio University

Annual Giving

Every gift counts

Having an immediate influence on OHIO is as easy as making an annual gift -- no matter the size. If you make a gift today, you will join more than 17,000 alumni, students, parents, friends, and organizations who also believe in the future of Ohio University. Gifts support a myriad of possibilities. For example, more than 1,200 privately funded scholarships are awarded annually to Ohio University students through annual gifts just like yours. Last year, gifts of less than $100 collectively added up to more than $1 million. And, if just half of new graduates donated $20 each, the combined impact would be enough to fund three full-tuition scholarships. Why not give?

Support what matters to YOU

At OHIO, we believe that you should be able to support what matters most to YOU. You can designate your gift to any area of the University. From academic colleges and departments, to varsity sports and student activities, the choice is yours!

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How to Give?


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 www.ohio.edu/give.

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

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 OHIO employees, you can learn more about payroll deduction on the payroll deduction page.

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.


Please contact the Office of Annual Giving
Phone: 800.592.3863
E-mail: giving@ohio.edu