Education

The Ohio University Foundation

  • Athens, OH
  • www.ohio.edu/foundation

Mission Statement

Established in 1945 by President John C. Baker, The Ohio University Foundation serves as the fund raising arm of Ohio University. The Foundation is an institutionally-related, nonprofit, tax exempt, 501(c)(3) organization, and is the repository for all private gifts to Ohio University through annual giving programs, capital and special campaigns, and planned or deferred gifts such as bequests and trusts. Contributions to The Ohio University Foundation are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

Private philanthropy has had a rich and dramatic impact on Ohio University from as early as 1816 when Christopher and Daniel Herrold forgave the debt for the lumber used to build Cutler Hall, to several, more recent capital campaigns. Gifts from generous donors have provided for scholarships and financial aid packages, research and faculty development, capital expansion and renovations, technology upgrades and lab equipment, library acquisitions, and vital unrestricted support that has allowed Ohio University to meet unexpected challenges.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1

ruling year

1955

Principal Officer

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J BRYAN BENCHOFF

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EIN

31-6402269

 Number

8119881730

Physical Address

PO Box 869

Athens, OH 45701

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Single Organization Support (B11)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Main Programs

  1. Program 1
    The Ohio University Foundation provided scholarship support for more than 1983 student scholars in fiscal year 2009 Among the premier scholarship programs supported by the Foundation are the Appalachian Scholarship program which provides scholarships for students of the Appalachian region who might otherwise not have the opportunity to attend college, the Urban Scholarship program which supports students from urban areas, and the Cutler Scholarship program, which provides full-ride scholarships

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THE OHIO UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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The Ohio University Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

J BRYAN BENCHOFF

Governance

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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