On Oct. 4, Ohio State launched the public phase of Time and Change: The Ohio State Campaign, the most ambitious, inclusive community-building and fundraising endeavor in the university’s 150-year history. The campaign is striving to engage 1 million supporters, an unprecedented level in higher education; has a financial goal of $4.5 billion, the largest in Ohio State’s history; and has three core areas of focus: student success; discovery; and healthy, vibrant communities. CFAES' goal as part of the campaign is to raise $225 million in private support focusing on the college’s campaign priorities of workforce development, translating research, and the Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory.
“As we celebrate Ohio State’s sesquicentennial, it is fitting to launch a campaign focused on the essence of what it means to be a Buckeye: our unwavering focus on people, their potential, our community, and our collective impact around the world,” said Ohio State President Michael V. Drake. “Together, we will continue to invest in the future and ignite hope—inspiring new generations and delivering innovations that serve the greater good.”