Give to ODI

You can make a difference through giving

Because bright minds come from every zip code.

Donor contributions provide essential support for Scholars served by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. ODI welcomes gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations, and uses those critical resources to assist our student body in a myriad of ways. Giving towards scholarships, student programming, global education opportunities, and enhancing our modern learning environment are some of the chief ways that supporters provide ODI Scholars with the opportunities they need to be successful in today's ever-changing, global environment.

Please reach out to me to discuss a potential gift or to simply share your Buckeye story.

We look forward to working with you to make a difference in ODI.

Jera Oliver
Senior Director of Development for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion or 614-688-2488

Giving Priorities and Featured Funds

Sustain and grow pre-collegiate outreach and programming; fund scholarships to help ensure that students graduate debt-free; and support student participation in early arrival programs, global education, research, service, and internships.

Hale Hall stands as a powerful symbol of The Ohio State University's commitment to DEI, serving as a “home away from home” for students served by our programs. Hale Hall enables us to provide working, learning, and social space for all Ohio State Buckeyes and visitors.

Ohio, our nation, and the global community need the brightest minds from all segments of society to tackle the world's most difficult challenges. Offer support through these funds that promote faculty, staff, and student diversity at Ohio State.

If you would like to create your own named fund, contact Jera Oliver, Senior Director of Development:

Impact Stories

BNRC grads reunite to offer inspiring message to a new generation

Three alums of the Bell National Resource Center pass along their motivational take on the BNRC's motto of "Iron Sharpens Iron" to Columbus public charter school students.

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YSP Undergraduate John Fuller wins awards studying minority cancer survivors

John Fuller defies stereotypes, wins Pelotonia grant to advocate with people, not just for people

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Healthcare advocate and ODI Scholar to be honored with Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award

Meeting with university officials is a regular occurrence while balancing a neuroscience curriculum third-year Morrill Scholar Alexander Abreo. An invitation into a vice provost’s office became surprising only when he found out it was to honor him with a Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award.

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Ways to Give

Use Ohio State's secure online giving site to quickly and easily make a gift.

Prefer to send a check? Please mail a completed giving form (see link below) and check (if applicable) to:

The Ohio State University Foundation
PO Box 710811
Columbus, OH 43271-0811

Please call 614-292-2141 to give by phone.
Please have your credit, debit, or electronic funds transfer information ready.

Other Types of Gifts

Below are additional ways that you can support the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Scholars we serve.

  • Pledges
  • Matching Gifts
  • Endowments
  • Estate and Gift Planning
  • Gifts in Memoriam/Gifts in Honor of
  • Gifts in Kind
  • Donor Advised Funds
  • Securities

Learn more about how you can support ODI


Jera Oliver
Senior Director of Development
Office of Diversity and Inclusion or 614-688-2488