2020 Focus - Eyes on the future

2020 is an iconic year for optometry, and we’ve got a BIG fundraising goal to share with you.

We are celebrating the year by securing gifts from 2,020 donors to The Ohio State University College of Optometry between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2020. Donors will include alumni, students, faculty, staff, friends of the college, and corporate and foundation partners.

Ohio State Optometry has a reputation for generosity. For a number of years, the college has led the entire university with 18-20% alumni giving. This is outstanding, but certainly leaves room for growth.

Throughout 2020, on the 20th of each month, we are sending an email to our partners spotlighting this new initiative. We’ll provide updates and highlight donors and gift impact. There will be competitions and opportunities to receive Cool Brutus swag along the way. We know this is a challenging goal, but we’re confident that our alumni and friends will help us achieve this exciting milestone.


Where do I make my gift?

You can give to any fund that supports The Ohio State University College of Optometry. To review a list of top funds in the college, please click here:


If you’re looking for a specific fund that’s not listed or would rather not give online, please contact Rachel Childress at 614-292-2100 or childress.35@osu.edu.

Donor Count

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of 2020

Count updated on February 25, 2020

Time remaining to secure 2,020 donors





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