Frequently Asked Questions
With fundraiser.osu.edu, it’s easy to make an impact through Ohio State. Choose what matters most to you, create your page, and invite your family and friends to get involved. You’ll be changing lives in no time.
• To celebrate a milestone, birthday, wedding or special event
• To honor a loved one
• To pay tribute to a friend, co-worker or medical staff
• To share your story
• To connect with others who are interested in supporting our cause or to raise funds
Only a valid email and physical address – there are no registration fees or fundraising minimums!
Your online giving page is your opportunity to share your story with others and make a difference by raising funds. Your page can be customized with your own text, photo or video.
During the registration process, you will be able to add this content. Once your page has been created, log in to your account to make additional changes.
After you finish creating your page, it's time to share it! Login to your account to access the email tools or use our suggested messaging to send emails from your own email account. Also share your page on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.
Login to your account and click on the progress section at the top of the page. This page will provide you with a list of donors and their donation amounts.
On the home page of the website, friends and family can locate an event by clicking on the "Search" or "Donate" buttons. By typing in your name, they will be directed to your giving page where they may make a donation, and view current funds raised. You may also invite friends and family to make an online contribution to your page by selecting "Send an email" while logged into your account. This email includes a template message, containing the link where donors may go to contribute online.
Every online donation will receive an automated email acknowledgment that can be used for tax purposes. It is also a good idea to send your own personal thank-you to anyone who responds to your request for support.
Log in to your account and select “Page Settings” in the Personal Page section and check “private”. When private, your page will not show up in the search nor will it be viewable to the general public.
If you wish to deactivate your page, you must email us at email@example.com. Be sure to include your name and email address you created the page under.
Yes, you can send a check made payable to The Ohio State University. Please send to: The Ohio State University Foundation, 1480 W. Lane Avenue, Columbus, OH 43221. Please put "Personal Fundraising: Honoree or Event name" in the memo field.
Yes! You will receive a receipt for your donation.
Your credit card will be charged immediately upon finalizing your gift on the site.
Yes, The Ohio State University Foundation accepts international gifts via credit card or check.
The Ohio State University Foundation’s Tax ID Number is 31-1145986.
How It Works
Register to create your page.
Share your passion and fundraising page through email and social media to raise awareness.
Mobilize your network of family and friends to make a gift and spread the word.