The OSURA Endowment Fund #605419 produces interest that ensures long-term support of activities that enrich our members’ lives. The endowment also allows advocacy and overview of higher education and pension issues. Since membership dues cover less than half of OSURA’s day to day operating costs, endowment income is vital.
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The OSURA Endowment Fund to Combat Student Food Insecurity, #316596, established in 2019, addresses the surprising issue of students struggling to stretch budgets. An Ohio State study in 2018 indicated that 16 percent of the university’s undergraduates eat unhealthy meals or even go hungry. Once endowed, income will support the Buckeye Food Alliance, a food pantry for students and operated by students.
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Alternate methods for giving
- Call OSU Alumni Association Engagement Services, 614-292-2281 or 1-800-762-5646. Indicate the fund number where your gift should be directed. Credit card payment is required.
- Send a check payable to the Ohio State University Foundation. Please note the OSURA fund number in the check memo line. Mail to:
The Ohio State University Foundation
1480 W. Lane Ave.
Columbus, OH 43221
- Consult a Gift Planning officer at the University Foundation to learn about legacy giving through pledges and other options such as charitable remainder trusts. Members over 70½ years old who are taking a Required Minimum Distribution may consider a charitable donation from an IRA account directly to an OSURA endowment. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-327-7907. Information also is at mylegacygift.org.