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Ways 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

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.


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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