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Marion Pay It Forward Project 2018

Raised toward our $2,500 Goal
58 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on March 02, at 11:59 PM EST
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Marion Pay It Forward Project 2018

About the Pay It Forward Project:

The Ohio State University at Marion's Pay It Forward Project provides students in English 2367.01S, entitled Language, Identity and Culture in the U.S. Experience, with the opportunity to oversee a competitive grant process all while meeting the goals and objectives of a second-level writing course. In other words, students have the opportunity to learn first-hand about the problems in the community of Marion, learn about organizations that are working to fix the problems in Marion and then decide how to award grant funds in order to make a positive impact. During this process, they are building their English skills by researching, analyzing, thinking critically, arguing, debating and writing papers. This experiential, real-world, service-learning course provides students with education that lasts longer than one semester, and builds students’ understanding of the problems in the community while at the same time making a difference in the community of Marion.

This is our third-annual Buckeye Funder campaign which is being run by students in English 3304, Business and Professional Writing.  They are having the opportunity to apply their professional writing/communication skills to build and run this campaign.

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A Hand Up

Give to help a community member improve his or her life.


Hands and Feet

Give to help the non-profit organizations working to improve the lives of those in need.



Direct your funds toward the goal of improving people's lives!



Give to support students' education, build a caring citizen, and invest in a unique service-learning experience.


A Heart of Gold

Show you care about this important connection between students' education and giving back to the community - making a difference that impacts people's lives beyond just one semester.


OSU Alumni Sustaining Member

Giving at this level makes you eligible for Alumni Sustaining Member status.



Teaching how to give to others is an important part of this learning experience. Your giving shows philanthropy in action, and that is exactly what students see first-hand through their service-learning in the course.

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