Lift up your fellow alumni during the times they need it most.
Extreme weather, accidents or other unanticipated financial hardships can disrupt our best-laid plans. It’s hard to ask for help, but sometimes we really need it.
Last year, as the Carolinas braced for Hurricane Florence to make landfall, Ohio State alumni began to do something extraordinary. They offered to take in other Buckeyes who might be affected. It wasn’t the first time Buckeyes had offered to help — whether through giving or volunteering, Ohio State alumni are a generous group — but it gave the alumni association an idea. “Watching our alums jump into action was truly inspiring. We were moved by their spirit to find other ways to pay forward for Buckeyes in need,” said alumni association president and CEO Jim Smith.
Buckeyes Helping Buckeyes is a new fund we created for alumni who fall on hard times. It gives us the ability to award grants to deserving alumni who find themselves set back by natural disasters, injuries and other unforeseen circumstances. Those who require assistance can apply, and those who want to help can give. “Everybody knows how passionate Buckeyes are for everything Ohio State,” Smith said. “They also happen to be some of the most compassionate people you will ever meet.”
Buckeyes share a special bond — and when we see a Buckeye in distress, we rush to help. Please give to lift up your fellow alumni during the times they need it most.
Are you staff or faculty? You can make your gift via payroll deduction.