Office of Student Life

Calendar of Events

If you have a program that you would like included in our Philanthropy Week Calendar, please contact Jayden Messer.

Philanthropy Week events are open to all students, staff, and faculty. Please see the programs for 2024 below and RSVP for sessions!

Students who attend more than 2 events are also eligible for the “Emerging Leader in Philanthropy” certificate. Learn more about the certification program here.

Monday, March 4

Values Based Giving

7-8 P.M - Virtual 

Come to this session to determine your personal values and you can use your values to determine where, how, and why you would want to give back your time, talent, and treasure.

Tuesday, March 5

Careers in Philanthropy: Making a Difference Every Day

12-1 P.M. at the University Square North, 3rd Floor Lunch Room

Join current students, recent grads and full-time employees from Ohio State Advancement to explore the potential career paths within Philanthropy at Ohio State. Students will leave with a better understanding of what philanthropy is at Ohio State, what a career centered around Philanthropy can look like, and how to get into the field.


The "Who, What, and Why" of The Ohio State University Foundation

1-2 P.M. at University Square North, Room 5S10 on the 5th Floor

Did you know Ohio State has a Foundation? Have you heard of the Foundation Board but aren’t sure what its Directors do or who they are? Join Foundation Board Student Delegates Grace Blanchong, Megan O’Connor, and Evans Osuji as they share about Advancement at Ohio State, the current Time and Change campaign, and how Foundation Board Directors engage others in philanthropy and serve as ambassadors for the university. Pizza will be provided.


Engaging with Alumni: Utilizing the Buckeye Network

4-5 P.M. - Virtual

Alumni are a critical resource for any university. They can assist with career opportunities, provide advice, and allow students to hear new perspectives. Yet, engaging with alumni can be intimidating! This session will cover tips and tricks for networking with alumni, ways that alumni give back to the university, and resources on campus available to you.

Wednesday, March 6

Fundraising Basics

11 A.M. - 12 P.M. at the Ohio Union, Tanya Rutner Hartman Room on the 3rd floor

Learn basic tips and tricks for getting involved with fundraising, resources at Ohio State to help you be successful in putting on a fundraising campaign, and hear about different organizations on campus that participate in fundraising.

Thursday, March 7

Philanthropy vs. Service

4-5 P.M. - Virtual 

Join us for a conversation on the differences between Philanthropy and Service and how the two can work hand in hand.


How the College of Engineering is Building a Culture of Philanthropy Among Students

5-6 P.M. - Virtual

Hear from the College of Engineering on how they are developing a culture of philanthropy at the college and educating students on philanthropy.

Friday, March 8

International Women's Day - Grant Event

4-6 P.M. at the Longaberger Alumni House

Join Women & Philanthropy for International Women's Day! Hear from faculty members about their research, which will be brought to life by the generous donations of Women & Philanthropy members.

This event will have alcohol present. Those wishing to partake will need to bring a valid ID.


Register for Sessions HERE!