Address Ohio's Water Quality Challenges
Be part of the solution and ensure clean water for future generations.

Everyone needs access to clean water—our families, our community, and our way of life depend on that. Ohio is facing a significant water quality challenge right now. Over the last 15 years, Lake Erie has seen more frequent harmful algal blooms, which damages Ohio industries and makes drinking water unsafe for millions of Ohioans. Many studies point to runoff of nutrients from both rural and urban areas changing not only the lake, but also the waterways that feed into it. We need to determine the best ways to protect Ohio’s water quality.


You can help ensure water quality for future generations by making a gift to the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Ohio Water Quality Initiative’s Fund. CFAES has over 140 faculty and staff conducting active research on water quality—the largest concentration of expertise anywhere in Ohio! These leaders in their fields are looking at every angle for answers to this complex problem. There are experts working with farmers on smart technologies and conservation practices. Others are investigating storm water and wastewater management systems, as well as wetlands research and education. Water quality is a complex puzzle. By investing in this fund, you will support this important research and be part of the solution.


Make a gift to the Water Quality Initiative Fund to be part of the solution and ensure clean water for future generations.


Are you staff or faculty? You can make your gift via payroll deduction.

Early Bird Match
Grab your coffee, it's time to kick off the Day of Giving with the Early Bird Match! A gift to the cause, college, or unit of your choice between 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. ET will be matched up to a total of $2,000.
$2,000 MATCHED
Lunchtime Challenge
All gifts made in the next hour (noon to 1 p.m. ET) will be doubled up to a total of $2,000! Make your gift now!
$2,000 MATCHED
Happy Hour Challenge
The work day is over, let's have some fun! The cause, college or unit that receives the most gifts today between 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. ET will receive an additional $1,000 towards their cause or effort.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $1,000 Animals 36
2 Community 21
3 Environment 14
4 Food Insecurity 12
5 Ensure Student Success 10
6 Alumni Clubs 10
7 Diversity & Inclusion 10
8 Arts 7
9 Global Initiatives 0
Home Stretch Match
We have 3 hours left until this year's Day of Giving ends. If you still haven't made a gift, now is the time! All gifts made between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET will be matched up to a total of $1,000. Don't wait to make your gift!
$1,000 MATCHED
Top Causes: By Gifts
Which area has the most gifts?
Rank Department Gifts
1 Community 209
2 Ensure Student Success 202
3 Animals 194
4 Environment 125
5 Food Insecurity 119
6 Arts 113
7 Global Initiatives 30
Top Causes: By Dollars
Which area has raised the most money so far?
Rank Department Raised
1 Ensure Student Success $89,503.11
2 Community $17,240.00
3 Animals $10,186.00
4 Arts $7,624.00
5 Environment $7,122.00
6 Food Insecurity $4,996.00
7 Global Initiatives $1,597.50
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