Ways to Give

Celebrate this season of generosity by including Ohio State Wexner Medical Center in your giving plans. A donation provides for transformational research and patient-centered care that make possible another happy holiday for our patients.

Where Your Support Goes

Where Your Support Goes

Priority Needs

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Make a Year-End Gift

Help improve our patients' lives by supporting The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center with a year-end gift.

James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute James Fund for Life

James Fund for Life

The James Fund for Life supports the annual priorities of the OSUCCC - James including lifesaving research, clinical trials and the purchase of the most technologically advanced equipment.

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Supporting Heart and Vascular Wellness

By donating to the Wexner Medical Center's Heart and Vascular Greatest Need Fund, you are supporting the extraordinary innovations, treatments and technologies needed by our heart patients.

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Supporting Brain and Spine Innovations

There is unlimited potential in the field of neuroscience and, with your support, we can improve countless lives through leading-edge research, patient care and innovation.

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Supporting Ohio State Sports Medicine

By giving to Ohio State Sports Medicine, you are supporting a team of experts focused on improving performance and on preventing and treating common injuries that affect the athlete in all of us — from the professional and collegiate level to the everyday athlete.

Types of Giving

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Gift Giving Guide

There are many ways to support an organization you believe in, and there are many ways you can make a difference.

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Honor a Loved One

By creating a "giving page," you will be honoring your loved one and creating a legacy of support for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

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Giving Back through an Event or Community Partnership

The Community Partners Program consists of corporations, individuals and community groups that raise funds in support of our mission to improve patients' lives.

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Celebrate a Special Occasion

Celebrate your birthday, wedding, graduation, endurance event or holiday by raising funds for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

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Corporate Giving

We’ll work with you and your organization to build mutually beneficial partnerships that connect business and industry to Wexner Medical Center and university initiatives.

Making an Impact

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Philanthropy brings Ohio State ALS program to the national forefront

Through the help of the Bonasera family and supporters of the Julie Bonasera ALS Fund, Stephen J. Kolb, MD, PhD, and his team of scientists are shaping the future of research for ALS and other motor neuron diseases.

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Funding Research For A Cure

Doug and Garrett Alsdorf established a fund in memory of Laura, wife and mother, shortly after her death. The motivation for their giving stems from their passion for funding research and as a way to thank the doctors and nurses for their compassionate care.

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Raising Funds and Awareness for Mental Health

After experiencing the unbearable loss of her daughter, Raquel, to suicide, Eileen has channeled her grief and recovery into fundraising for the Harding Hospital at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

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Mending hearts by giving back

Carl's unhealthy lifestyle caught up with him eight years ago when he developed serious heart issues resulting in the need for open heart surgery. With the help of Ohio State, Carl is living a new life he never thought was possible.

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Building Better Hearts

Lego enthusiast Paul Janssen, PhD, professor of Physiology and Cell Biology, has channeled his passion for the toy building bricks into a fundraising campaign for The Ohio State University Heart and Vascular Center.

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Providing Comfort and Giving Back

Patients of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center needing an ostomy bag will now receive some extra care, due in part to Jessica and Eric Harder of Marion, Ohio.

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My Mother's Legacy Will Live On

Motivated by her mother's experience, Sarah Leopold to create a fundraising page campaign to support Ohio State's breast cancer program in appreciation for playing such a vital role in her mother’s battle with cancer. To date, she has raised more than $6,000.

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Family Bands Together Against Parkinson’s Disease

With three generations of Parkinson’s disease in their family, Rick and Terri Myser remain positive and light-hearted about Rick’s diagnosis with the disease.

Events

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WexMed Live

WexMed Live is a series of engaging presentations, or WexTalks, about medical discoveries made by physicians and scientists of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

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Faces of Resilience

Faces of Resilience benefits the Stress, Trauma And Resilience (STAR) Program with The Ohio State University Neurological Institute and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, which will be used to help individuals suffering from overwhelming trauma and mental health challenges.

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Step Up for Stefanie's Champions

Step Up for Stefanie's Champions is a 4-mile run or 1-mile walk in honor of the champions in the lives of cancer survivors. Event will benefit the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.

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Celebration for Life

Celebration for Life is an annual event chaired by Judy and Steve Tuckerman to benefit The James Fund for Life, an annual fund that was established by Abigail and Les Wexner.

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Ross TriFit Challenge

Join us for the Ross Heart Hospital TriFit Challenge triathlon and duathlon, supporting cardiovascular research at Ohio State that is transforming the lives of those living with heart diseases today as well as advancing how we can prevent heart disease in the future.

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Pelotonia

Pelotonia is an annual grassroots bicycle tour that was established to raise money for cancer research at the OSUCCC – James. Since 2009, Pelotonia has raised more than $106 million for cancer research at Ohio State.

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The Swing Classic

The Swing Classic, presented by Value City Furniture, supports the work of The Ohio State University Heart and Vascular Center. This year's event will be held on Monday, August 15 at The Ohio State University Golf Club.

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Mac and Cheese Festival

Join us for the inaugural Columbus Mac and Cheese Festival benefiting adolescent and young adult cancer research at Ohio State. This festival will feature all-you-can-eat macaroni and cheese tastings from the best Columbus restaurants.

Community Partners

FAQs

Why should I give to Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center?

Giving is a way to support an idea, passion or belief in something great. By giving to the OSU Wexner Medical Center, you support an organization that thrives on providing the best care for our patients and our community, that is a leader in research and innovation and that yearly is recognized one of the Best Hospitals by U.S.News & World Report. Your gift, no matter what amount, will make a difference in someone’s life.

How can I make a gift?

Making a gift is easy. We offer an online giving tool for gifts by credit card.

Checks can be mailed to:
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Office of Medical Center Development
P.O. Box 183112
660 Ackerman Road
Columbus, OH 43218-3112

For help making a gift, call 614-293-3752 or email gifts@osu.edu. Never email or fax your credit card information. Security standards at Ohio State require that you only submit credit card information through our secure online form or over the phone at 614-292-2141.

Can I give something other than money?

Yes, we have many opportunities for you to get involved with our organization:

Become a community partner: Our Community Partners Program consists of corporations, individuals and community groups that raise funds in support of our mission to create a cancer-free world. From corporate initiatives to local events, more than 400 Community Partners bring in significant dollars to further research, education and patient care. To learn more, please contact us at 614-293-9341 or communitypartnerevents@osumc.edu or visit our website.

Attend an event: Ohio State's James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute sponsors special events throughout the year to benefit patient care and continued cancer research. Special events conducted by The James and our supporters offer many ways for you to become involved with our mission.

Volunteer: Volunteers are regarded as an integral part of our team, helping fulfill our mission: To improve people’s lives through innovation in research, education and patient care. Learn more about becoming a volunteer.

May I select the area my gift will support?

Absolutely.

We have a variety of areas of support that can benefit from your gift. You can search a list of funds based on the area you would like to support.

If a fund doesn’t already exist to support your particular desired area, contact us by phone at 614-293-3752 or by email and we’ll work with you to find the fund that’s right for you.

How can I leave something to the Wexner Medical Center in my will?

Leaving your legacy is one of the most important ways you can support the future of the Wexner Medical Center. Planned giving allows you to decide today how your legacy is remembered by choosing what type of gift and how it will be used in your memory. A variety of options is available for you to plan for tomorrow.

Visit the Ohio State University Gift Planning website to learn how you can begin planning for the future.

May I make a gift in someone’s honor or memory?

You can create a personal fundraising page to honor someone’s memory or celebrate a special occasion. Both opportunities enable you to manage your list of contacts, ask for donations in your own personal way and make an impact for someone you love.

What kind of gifts may I give?

There are a variety of items to give including cash, securities and items with monetary value. For more information about what types of gifts we can receive, click here.

Contact Us

Learn how you can support work at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center by calling 614-293-3752 or emailing annualgiving@osumc.edu.

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Office of Development
P.O. Box 183112
660 Ackerman Road
Columbus, OH 43218-3112

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