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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions:


1.Will my gift stay in Fairfield County?


Yes, if you designate Ohio University Lancaster|Pickerington, your money will be used to benefit the students pursuing a degree on the Lancaster Campus or Pickerington Center. To ensure that your gift stays in Fairfield County, please designate Lancaster Campus in the drop down menu of the e-commerce page or on the memo section of your check.  If you wish to further designate your donation to a specific fund at OUL, please type the name of the fund next to "other" on the online giving page. A list of some of the designations are available on the restricted gift page. For more information, please contact Laurie Lach, Director of Development, 740-681-3369.


2.Are there tax benefits when making a gift to Ohio University Lancaster|Pickerington?


Yes, the Ohio University Foundation is a qualified charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3), and also an organization described in Sections 509(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code (federal tax identification number 31-6402269).


3.Can I designate my gift to a specific fund at Ohio University Lancaster|Pickerington?


Yes, you may designate your gift to the area of campus for which you feel most passionate. For example, you may designate a scholarship, capital improvements, the library or athletics. Please see a list of some of the designations on the restricted gift page.  If you wish to support a specific fund at OUL, please type the name of the fund next to "other" on the online giving page or contact Laurie Lach, Director of Development, 740-681-3369 /


4.How will my gift be recognized?


Ohio University Lancaster|Pickerington is grateful for gifts of any amount. For those who contribute $1,000 or more, their name will be added to the Wall of Distinction on display on the first floor of the Hannah V. McCauley Library. Gifts of less than $1,000 will be listed on the OUL web site and other campus publications.


If you have additional questions about giving to Ohio University Lancaster|Pickerington, please call 740.681-3369.