Ways to Give

Ways to Give

There are many ways to invest in Fisher. From gifts to the Ohio State Fund for Fisher to establishing a legacy through endowments and planned gifts, there is a gift vehicle to meet your philanthropic goals.

Types of Gifts

  • Cash Gifts

    Cash gifts have a significant impact on Fisher's ability to do everything from addressing immediate needs to providing financial support for our students and maintaining quality programs. Your support today will make a difference as we work to preserve the high quality of the Fisher experience.

    Cash gifts can be made by credit card, personal check, cashier's check or money order made payable to The Ohio State University Foundation. Include Fisher College of Business in the memo portion and mail to:

    Office of Advancement, Fisher College of Business
    101 Fisher Hall, 2100 Neil Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43210

    You may also make your gift via phone at 614-688-3197 or online using our secure web site here:

  • Recurring Gifts

    Recurring gifts secure a continual cash flow for the college. To set up a recurring gift, please call Fisher at 614-688-3197 or call The Ohio State University Foundation's Office of Gift Processing directly at 614-292-2141.

  • Appreciated Securities

    Gifts of long-term, highly appreciated securities are the most common type of outright property gift. These gifts may be made as outright gifts or as a payment on a pledge. Typically, individual stocks are given; however, bonds or mutual fund shares are also attractive gift options. Outright gifts of securities can be made quickly, and these gifts let you do more with your gift because of the very attractive tax benefits.

  • Matching Gifts

    Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Taking advantage of this opportunity maximizes the impact of your individual gift.

  • Gifts in Kind

    Many donors choose to support the college's outreach and engagement efforts by hosting events with college leaders, current students, alumni and friends. Hosting these events is tax-deductible and is recognized by Ohio State's donor communities. 

    Additional alternatives to monetary gifts such as equipment, software or other items that can be used for the purposes of business education are appreciated. More information about making such a donation can be found by contacting a fundraising professional in the Office of Advancement by calling 614-688-3197 or emailing

  • Endowments and Multi-Year Pledges

    Donors may elect to create a pledge, paid over a period of up to five years, to fulfill a commitment to a new or an existing philanthropic opportunity. Many times donors like to create a pledge to establish an endowed fund, which will provide support to the college in perpetuity. At Fisher, there are a variety of endowment opportunities, ranging from scholarships support to faculty support.

    More information about making a pledge and/or establishing an endowment can be found by contacting a fundraising professional in the Office of Advancement, calling 614-688-3197 or emailing

  • Planned Gifts

    Your generosity can make a big difference to Ohio State. Whether you want to see your impact firsthand or ensure support after your lifetime, we can help devise a plan.

    Where to start:

    Here are some popular estate and gift planning opportunities:

    These types of gifts pay you or a loved one an income:

    Here are some additional smart giving opportunities:

    Next steps:
    If you’re interested in learning more about some of the ways to support Fisher through a gift planning opportunity, please contact the Office of Advancement at Fisher or have your professional advisor reach out to us directly via phone at 614-688-3197 or email at

    If Ohio State is already included in your estate plans, you can declare your intentions to us by filling out this online form. A member of the Advancement team will be in contact with you shortly to discuss the many ways your commitment can create a lasting impact on campus.

    Donor Recognition

    Planned gifts are recognized by The Ohio State University Neil Legacy Society.

Contact the Office of Advancement

How and where you choose to make your philanthropic impact is a very personal decision. Contact a team member in the Office of Advancement to explore giving opportunities that match your interests and passions at Fisher. 

Fisher College of Business
Office of Advancement
Fisher Hall
2100 Neil Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210