Celebrating the Campaign

Please take this opportunity to recognize generosity during the But for Ohio State campaign that has helped the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences to become a leader in teaching, research and outreach.

In 2014, the estates of Geraldine and Arthur Winfough Jr. committed a $2.8 million gift to the college. Their generosity benefited CFAES students in general, as it kick-started construction of the new Library and Student Success Center. In addition, the gift helped establish three endowed funds that support Pickaway County students and OSU Extension there:

“It just makes our job better,” Pickaway County Extension Director Mike Estadt said.  “We get exposed to new ideas to bring back and adopt to our community. Having that revenue source is nice and can share it amongst all of our staff and faculty.”

Thanks to the fund, a new position has been created for an extension educator specializing in community development, Estadt said. The educator will collaborate with Pickaway County schools, the Pickaway County Educational Service Center, Pickaway HELPS, local businesses, economic development groups and others.

The goal is to develop a comprehensive approach to enhancing community activities that promote STEM education for youth.

As the But for Ohio State campaign winds down over the coming months, look for more stories about our donors and their impact -- both immediate and everlasting -- on CFAES scholarship, research and community outreach. Also, you can still participate in the campaign with a donation.