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At The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, we strive to enhance and advance the health and well-being of animals and people, educate the next generation of veterinarians and conduct break-through research. With your support we will continue to be one of the preeminent veterinary colleges in the world. Let’s work together and build an indelible legacy that will impact the lives of animals and humans for current and future generations.

Friends of The Ohio State University who wish to make a contribution are encouraged to consider the following donor options:

Check, Debit, or Credit Card

Cash gifts are typically fully tax deductible for federal tax purposes, provided deductions are itemized. You can set up a payment on your credit card to occur monthly or annually.


The gift can be paid with annual installments over a period of time. A pledge may enable a more significant gift than would be otherwise possible.

IRA Charitable Rollover

Individuals aged 70 or older on the date of the gift are eligible to transfer up to $100,000 tax-free directly from an IRA to Ohio State or another charity. Benefits include eliminating paying income taxes on the distribution and counting the gift towards your required distribution.


Securities may be made as outright gifts or as a payment on a pledge. Stock certificates may be reassigned directly to The Ohio State University Foundation or may be transferred through the donor's broker. The mean market value on the date of the transfer will determine the value of the gift for tax purposes. It is best to consult with a Development Officer before a transaction is made. For general questions on securities, call (614) 292-2141 or send e-mail to

Gifts of appreciated securities may be tax deductible, up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income. The deduction is based on the full fair market value, and capital gains tax is not due when the stock is transferred to the university.


You can create permanent benefits for the people and programs you care most about through an endowment. Endowed funds preservegifts in perpetuity, supporting the college’s core missions for generations to come.

Planned Gifts

In certain instances, it may be preferable from an estate, financial and tax planning perspective to consider long-term planned giving as the best way to make a gift. This can be accomplished through various gift instruments, such as charitable remainder trusts, gift annuities, charitable lead trusts, and bequests. For more information on planned giving, please contact John Woods at (614) 292-7254.

Professional Advisors

The Ohio State Planned Giving Answers Online is an on-line resource for professional advisors to help you help your clients reach their charitable goals.

You may also may make an online contribution to the College via The Ohio State University giving website.

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