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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, able to express gratitude for their collegiate opportunities, and successfully transitioned from a giving student to a giving alumnus.


Philanthropy is voluntary action for the common good. Whether giving time, talent, or treasure, a culture of philanthropy is characterized by generosity, appreciation, and friendship.

Philanthropy is a scholarship empowering you to earn your degree, a morning spent playing music with incarcerated youth, or a kind thank you note to your favorite professor.  Our culture of philanthropy is defined by the generosity and gratitude of Buckeyes in Columbus and around the world


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.

We promote philanthropy of any kind and encourage all to know Ohio State is a place to pursue the causes they care about.

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