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Student Philanthropy

Student Philanthropy Council


The mission of the Student Philanthropy Council is to ensure that every student at The Ohio State University is educated and engaged in philanthropy, aware of how private gifts impact student life, and able to express gratitude for their collegiate opportunities. SPC members get a close-up look at Advancement work at Ohio State, through marketing and campaigns aimed at raising awareness about the role that philanthropy plays at the University.


Education We build understanding of philanthropy at Ohio State and beyond.

Engagement We connect students with opportunities to support the causes they care most about. From First Year Experience presentations to Thank A Donor Day, connecting students to philanthropy is our mission.

Gratitude We strive to instill gratitude in our peers for opportunities at Ohio State and beyond. Practicing gratitude for anything – education at Ohio State to the free Adriatico's someone left in the hallway– makes all of our lives better.


Philanthropy Speaker Series    SPC members work to connect Ohio State students with philanthropists in a variety of fields. Students who attend Speaker Series events have the opportunity to connect with nonprofit leaders and Ohio State alumni, learning about the impact that charitable giving and volunteering has on our community. 

BuckeyeLove    There is so much to love about being a Buckeye: our beautiful campus, our friends and roommates, student organizations, Saturdays in the Shoe, and so much more. During February, Buckeyes nationwide are encouraged to share their BuckeyeLove on social media, and we make sure that students have fun ways to participate as well. We spread the love through acts of service and expressions of gratitude for friends, faculty, and staff!

Day of Giving    SPC collaborates with staff in the Alumni Association to bring this University-wide campaign to students. There are thousands of students who give to Ohio State every year! Many programs and experiences at the University are only possible because of the support that they receive from generous donors. BuckeyeThon and the Buckeye Food Alliance are two of the most popular areas that students give, but there are so many other opportunities for students to give back to the areas where they are passionate about. Day of Giving as a day when students can pay forward their experiences or give to support research and other initiatives at Ohio State, leaving a legacy and supporting student success for years to come.  

Thank a Donor Day    This University-wide campaign is a celebration of gratitude for all donors to the University. It is humbling and inspiring to see how many individuals provide support to our Ohio State experiences. The least we can do is say "Thank you!" We spend the entire day writing hand-written notes and sending thank you videos to donors. 

If you have any questions or are interested in learning more about the Student Philanthropy Council, please contact