After an outstanding career in medicine, medical microbiology and infectious disease, Glenn Hodges and his wife Carolyn began investing in the future of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Their Story

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“I feel extremely blessed for my education. I give back not only because I am thankful, but because it helps communities support one another and prosper.”

During his residency, Dr. Hodges was awarded a fellowship with the National Institutes of Health. This opportunity allowed him to conduct research on listeria, a food-borne infection, and learn more about the field of medical microbiology at Ohio State — sparking a career as an infectious disease specialist.

Dr. Hodges is addressing this need and creating opportunities for current and future doctors. He established an endowment for medical students in the Division of Infectious Disease Fellowship Program to fund trips to prominent meetings, seminars and conferences. These meetings and conferences can impede a medical student's education due to registration, travel and accommodation costs. “I want to show my gratitude for my successes by helping students,” says Dr. Hodges. “I chose an endowment so that I could help many generations for years to come.”


Dr. Hodges learned how simple it is to maximize the impact of his gift and ensure funding for future students.

By naming Ohio State as a beneficiary of his retirement plan, he can retain his assets during his lifetime and avoid taxation upon his passing. Most importantly, he is investing in the success of future generations. 

Dr. Hodges notes how important studies in infectious diseases are to maintaining the quality of life we have today. “We as Americans have the privilege of not having to worry about measles, mumps or polio,” he says. “But not everyone is fortunate enough to have access to vaccinations, or live in a clean, sterile world.”

By providing funding to infectious disease and medical microbiology trainees, Dr. Hodges is investing in the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases all over the world. In addition, he hopes to continue the research that will educate the public on how fortunate we are to live in an advanced nation that provides us the health care we need to stay healthy.

How you can help

Donate Online

Join Dr. and Mrs. Glenn Hodges by making a gift online to help create the future of medicine.

Donate by Mail

The James/Wexner Medical Center Development Office
c/o The OSU Foundation
PO Box 710811
Columbus, OH 43271-0811