Ways to Give

Download this form to learn more about how you can make an impact.Make an Impact through the Cornerstone College

As Ohio State's Cornerstone College, CFAES is committed to improving our world through research and education.

Your greatly-appreciated support will have a lasting impact on the future of the college, enabling the fulfillment of its mission to sustain life. Your gifts help us to shape food, agricultural and environmental policies. Furthermore they allow us to investigate solutions to issues of food security, water quality and other challenges.

Your support is vital to our goals of sustaining the environment, providing a safe and abundant food supply and producing alternative energies for our country and world. You can make an impact in all sorts of ways.

Annual GiftsAnnual Giving through CFAES

Annual support of the college provides immediate funding for academic and research programs.

One hundred percent of your gift will benefit the area you designate, or if undesignated, your gift will benefit the areas of greatest need within the college through the Vice President’s Excellence Funds for Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, Fund (303008).

Food Science Research and Corporate PartnershipsSpecial Gifts

Individuals, organizations, corporations, and foundations play an important role in supporting our mission. In addition to annual gifts, some demonstrate their commitment by establishing permanent funds to support scholarships, research or research equipment, fellowships or faculty positions, special events, and/or programs for public education and outreach.

Grilling meatGifts may be made outright or in memory or honor of others. Contributors at this level are recognized via the annual report or other publications, invitations to special events, and commemorative naming opportunities such as faculty positions or physical spaces within the college.

Planned Gifts

You may wish to contribute to the future of the college through a planned gift such as a bequest or charitable trust. There are many ways to accomplish this and enhance your financial and estate plans. In addition, gifts such as these might reduce your income and estate taxes.

Learn more about estate and gift planning

Students getting hands-on instruction on a farm.Corporate Matching Gifts

Your contribution to CFAES might qualify for a matching gift from your employer, your spouse’s employer, or your previous employer if you are retired. Corporate matching gifts can leverage individual gifts and can greatly increase the amount received by the college. Please contact your company’s human resources department for more information about how you can increase your support of Ohio State.  


TractorCFAES accepts gifts-in-kind. Gifts-in-kind can include agricultural vehicles and other industry-related equipment, computer hardware/software, expendable lab supplies, library archive collections, works of art, and other materials that the college would otherwise need to purchase. Through gifts-in-kind, supporters help CFAES create the best possible educational environment for our students.

The Office of Advancement staff is available to assist you with your gifts to the Cornerstone College. Please call us at (614) 292-0473 or learn more here.

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