Give to ODI

You can make a difference through giving

Because bright minds come from every zip code.

Donor contributions provide essential support for students 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 students 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
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, Director of Development:

Impact Stories

Spring 2021 Alumni Magazine features YSP's Tolliver sisters

Raised to always believe they would graduate from college, sisters Sophia, Sylvia and Starling Tolliver responded by exceeding expectations. Together, they hold nine Ohio State degrees, abundant appreciation for the Young Scholars Program and a steadfast commitment to their communities.

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Young Scholar Alanna Strickland: Genocide and Its Aftermath in Rwanda

A first-generation college student, ODI Scholar and international studies major, Alanna Strickland studied abroad on the Genocide and Its Aftermath in Rwanda program in summer 2022 with support from The Boshara-Iannotti Family Scholarship for Young Scholars Studying Abroad and the Keith and Linda Monda International Experiences Scholarship.

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ACCESS/MSP Alumna Monica R. Liggins-Abrams

In 2002, as a first-generation college student from a low-income family in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Monica R. Liggins-Abrams applied to The Ohio State University. While in high school, she had spent time in Columbus and attended a summer enrichment program through the African-American and African Studies Extension Center. It was a one week residential program that introduced her to Ohio State.

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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 some additional ways that you can support the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the students 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
Director of Development
Office of Diversity and Inclusion or 614-688-2488