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Parents & Families Giving Society

Parents and Families


Welcome to the Ohio University family! As an OHIO parent or family member, you are a vital member of the university community. We encourage parents and families to actively participate in their student’s college career to provide additional support, resources, and opportunities as well as engage in campus-wide initiatives, events, and philanthropy.

Ohio University’s Parents & Families Giving Society is composed of parents and families who aim to provide critical philanthropic support to the Division of Student Affairs. Engaging with the Parents and Families Giving Society is a rewarding opportunity to become more intimately involved with your student’s education, the goals, mission, and future of Ohio University, as well as student success and retention.


Opportunities to Join

Advocate: $1,500 annual gift
Ambassador: $4,000 annual gift

At both levels, $1,500 is directed to the OHIO Student Emergency Fund, a priority of the Division of Student Affairs, supporting the Cats' Cupboard Food Pantry, Student Emergencies & Micro-Grants, and overall student support services. At the Ambassador level, $2,500 is directed to the President's Circle Fund. Parents and family members at the Ambassador level will also be included in the President's Circle at the Visionary Level.  

Membership Perks

  • Make a lasting impact on the success of OHIO students
  • Hear directly from university leadership and receive expanded access to the Division of Student Affairs leadership team.
  • Attend two unique engagement opportunities throughout the year.
  • Engage with other OHIO parents and family members both on campus and in your local community.


Questions or Comments

Jonathan Renard, Assistant Director of Development, University Wide Initiatives