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About The Campaign

About the Campaign



The most significant fundraising effort in Ohio University’s history, The Promise Lives Campaign, surpassed its $450 million goal securing more than half-a-billion dollars. The extraordinary commitment of alumni and friends culminated in unprecedented support for students, faculty, programs, outreach and capital projects. Because your generous support, OHIO is poised to become the nation’s best transformative learning community.
OHIO thanks every donor for the generosity demonstrated throughout the eight years of The Promise Lives Campaign. The number of gifts is truly humbling, and the impact is being felt in this moment and will be felt into perpetuity. Explore numbers and shared impact in the report below. For more on Campaign, read the fall issue of OHIO Today and visit


The Promise Lives in You.


To help visualize $500,127,012 committed by 81,215 donors, meet six individuals bettered by your historic generosity.



Campaign by the Numbers







Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy,  Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Panama, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Virgin Islands, West Indies













*Image Credit: Michelle Doe, BSJ '13, BSVC '13


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