Dr. Scott Bennett Scholarship in Equine Veterinary Medicine


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How do I make a contribution? Gifts can be made by pressing one of the red buttons with a designated dollar amount. Please make sure your mailing address matches the billing address for your credit/debit card.

Can I mail in a donation? Yes, please send checks to this address: The Ohio State University Foundation, P.O. Box 736096, Chicago, IL 60673-6096 made payable to The Ohio State University. In the memo field, write Buckeye Funder and the name of the project you are supporting.

Is my gift tax deductible? Yes, and you will receive a receipt for your gift sent to the email address you provide.

Will my gift count towards Alumni Association Membership, President’s Club and other Ohio State donor recognition programs?
Yes. Your gift through Buckeye Funder will be applied to your giving at Ohio State and our recognition programs. Learn more about Alumni Association Membership and President’s Club.

When will my credit card be charged? Your credit card will be charged immediately upon finalizing your gift on the site.

Are international donations accepted? Yes, The Ohio State University Foundation accepts international gifts via credit card or check.

What is the institution’s Employer Identification Number (EIN), also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number? The Ohio State University Foundation’s Tax ID Number is 31-1145986.

Why am I sending my gift to Chicago?  

Here at The Ohio State University Foundation, we hold the security and efficient processing of your contributions in the highest regard. To ensure the highest level of financial security and streamline your donation process, we have partnered with our bank, JPMorgan Chase, which has a processing center in Chicago. This collaboration allows us to capitalize on advanced security measures, state-of-the-art technology and rigorous protocols that safeguard your contributions throughout the transaction.  

Banks are increasingly establishing regional operations for lockboxes, and JPMorgan Chase no longer has a lockbox operation in Ohio. While we have considered alternative banking relationships in light of this development, we have decided it best to remain with our current bank. 

Directly sending your donations to our bank's Chicago address enhances the security of your generous contributions and expedites the processing timeline, enabling us to allocate your donation more swiftly to the initiatives you are supporting. Rest assured that every dollar you contribute is handled with the utmost care and responsibility. Should you have any further questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact our Engagement Center by emailing them at engagementcenter@osu.edu or by calling 614-292-2281

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