Building on 50 years of partnership with CFAES, the Nationwide Foundation is contributing $7 million to support the college’s vision of a modern land-grant institution with a mission to sustain life. The largest part of the gift, $5 million, supports the construction of new facilities and infrastructure at the Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory (shown here, looking toward downtown Columbus). “We are deeply fortunate to have partners like Nationwide and the Nationwide Foundation committed to advancing and sustaining life across Ohio and beyond,” said CFAES Dean Cathann A. Kress.
“The Nationwide Foundation is proud to make this contribution to Ohio State and see our collaborative efforts around food production, security, and sustainability take a giant leap forward,“ said Nationwide Foundation President Chad Jester. “Together, we share a long-term vision with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences that assures the land-grant mission of sustaining life remains strong for generations to come.“