Ohio State University raises more than $3 billion from 750,000 donors

COLUMBUS, Ohio – More than 750,000 donors contributed a total of $3 billion to Ohio State University’s most successful fundraising effort in its 146-year history.

The But for Ohio State campaign had a $2.5 billion goal.

The number of contributions is believed to be the most donors ever to a higher education campaign, the university said.

Here are the campaign highlights:

  • $3,004,563,961 raised in total.
  • More than 39,000 student scholarships.
  • More than $852 million raised for faculty and academics, including 96 endowed chairs and professorships.
  • $1 billion raised for research.
  • But for Ohio State donors would fill Ohio Stadium seven times, and there would be a very long line waiting to enter.
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