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Kevin Garrett 2015

Kevin Garrett, Graduate 2010
Ohio University Chillicothe
Nursing Program
The Kevin Garrett Nursing Scholarship -
Restricted Endowment

Thank you for considering a gift to Ohio University Chillicothe. The Promise Lives Campaign at Ohio University Chillicothe is designed to address OHIO Chillicothe’s student growth and embrace the economic training demands of this decade.

Please contact Joyce Atwood, Resource Development Director, to learn more about making a restricted gift to one of the following priorities or another area of campus life 740.774.7732.

Annual Giving

Individuals may make annual charitable gifts to OHIO Chillicothe that support special campus projects, student scholarships, equipment, technology, academic and athletic programming. Cash gifts can be made via check or using VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. When doing this, please visit www.ohio.edu/give and select the Ohio University Chillicothe tab.

Gifts may be designated to an area of interest such as a gift to a scholarship fund, the Academic Success Center capital project, or maybe designated as unrestricted to support an area of need identified by OHIO Chillicothe. Your donation is a charitable tax deduction that will provide you with savings on your tax return. If you prefer to make your gift over the phone or if you have questions, please contact Joyce Atwood.

Planned Giving

Leave a legacy at Ohio University Chillicothe by designating the campus in your will. Other planned gifts include real estate, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts and charitable lead trusts. 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, or life insurance. For more information please visit http://ohiou.giftlegacy.com/, or contact Joyce Atwood.

Endowment Gifts & Scholarships

Endowments provide permanent support for teaching and research, student scholarships, and an abundance of other academic programs and activities. With a minimum $15,000 commitment, an endowment can be created that will bear your name or the name of someone you wish to honor. Donors have two to five years to fund to the endowed level. Distribution of funds is subject to a specific set of guidelines formulated by the university in conjunction with the donor.

Establishing an Endowment

Endowment funds generate income from the principal investment. Endowments provide permanent support for student scholarships at Ohio University Chillicothe. A minimum of $15,000 given over a five year period will establish a scholarship endowment in the donor’s name or a member of the donor’s family. Distribution of the interest each year will be subject to a specific set of guidelines formulated by The Ohio University Foundation in conjunction with you, the donor.
Please call Joyce Atwood, 740.774.7732 to learn more about creating an endowment.

Naming Opportunities

Ohio University Chillicothe is engaged in a capital campaign to expand space between Bennett Hall and Stevenson Center and renovate the Learning Common area in Stevenson Center. The enlarged Academic Success Center will add additional space for student technology resources, expand one-on-one and small group tutoring classes, faculty commons area, instruction facilities, a large tiered auditorium that will provide opportunities for students to hear lectures well as well as space for community events, and a multipurpose room to accommodate larger-classes lectures, and updating the café for regional students use between the classes. Each area has a naming opportunity. Contact Joyce Atwood for additional information about contributing to the Academic Success Center project and having naming rights.

Gifts of Personal Property

Gifts-in-kind of personal property can be charitably gifted to Ohio University Chillicothe. Gifts-in-kind such as real estate, artwork, equipment or securities must be properly appraised through the donor’s efforts.


The Chillicothe campus fills a unique role in terms of offering access to a quality OHIO education. In this way, the Chillicothe campus continues to serve as a gateway to higher education and the transformational impact on the quality of life for residents of the region. For many of our students, scholarship assistance is crucial to turning the key that unlocks the barriers to reaching their career goals.

Establishing endowed scholarships allow learners to focus on their academic pursuits by alleviating many financial burdens that can impede their college careers. Bright, ambitious individuals of the Ross County Region can continue to pursue their ambitions and realize their potential on the Chillicothe campus. Individuals who establish endowments can further their passion for a particular program and ensure there are always qualified people in the employment pipeline.

Make a lifelong impact with a gift to an existing scholarship or by establishing a scholarship that will benefit Chillicothe campus students in perpetuity. Existing scholarship found on our financial aid page.


Academic Success Expansion

This project ties together academic and campus life in a way that enriches the student experience on the Chillicothe campus. The Stevenson Center Learning Commons has become a hub of academic activity and has helped to foster a sense of a learning community. Technology is available for use to produce class projects while the Quinn Library has the resources for extensive research. The expansion will include an Academic Success Center to support academic programing to aid students in further developing math, science and written composition skills and a conference area to listen to area experts on various topics. The conference room would allow community guest speakers to broaden knowledge about current topics both for interested students as well as residents of the community.

The campus’s recent enrollment growth has caused a need for increased academic and student services affairs programming. The proposed project will serve as a link between the Learning Commons in the Stevenson Center and the academic and student services resources in Bennett Hall, thereby bridging, both figuratively and literally, these two vital components of a well-rounded student experience.
The expansion will include an additional technology lab needed for students to complete class assignments and research projects. The Academic Success Expansion will maintain a large area for ongoing academic tutoring as well as support for students seeking new avenues to explore research topics.

Entrepreneurship and Technology Center

This 8,200 square-foot addition supports the campus mission of serving its students and supporting the region’s economic development endeavors. The Center provides space for both the popular Law Enforcement Technology program and classes for the inspiring entrepreneur. Simulation labs will provide students with modern facilities to receive critical hands-on training for important careers in the field of law enforcement. The entrepreneurship program will allow OHIO Chillicothe students and area residents to receive the instruction and support they need to develop critical business skills to take their ideas from concept to reality. Support continuous improvement at OHIO Chillicothe by making a gift to the Chillicothe campus Health & Wellness Center, the Quinn Library, or the Academic Success Center capital campaign.

Arts and Culture

Support OHIO Chillicothe's pledge to be the hub of arts and culture in Ross County by making a gift to the Ohio University Chillicothe Theater program, the Quinn Library, or the Lifelong Learning Speakers event series.


Laurie Lach
T: 740.681.3369