Summary of Contents
- Partnership Works! FY 18 Success & Looking Forward
- Franklin County Building & the Power of Generosity
- Fall 2018 Events Galore
- New on the Toolkit
Partnership Works! FY 18 Success & Looking Forward
As Dr. Roger Rennekamp shared in a recent email, OSU Extension experienced a record year of philanthropic revenue generation. Over $9.7 million dollars in gifts came in during FY 18 to support programs, facilities and positions. Thank you for working with the CFAES Advancement Team to help attract these investments and, above all, expand our network of supporters by being champions for philanthropy through The Ohio State University Foundation.
We are almost a full two months into FY 19. In order to achieve our $34 million goal for CFAES at-large, including OSU Extension, we will need to lean in together and uncover prospective supporters. Connect with us! Set a goal to make one or two introductions. Consider easy ways to enhance relationships with your strongest advocates (see post Embracing Volunteers as Donors). We’re here to help!
Franklin County Building & the Power of Generosity
On June 29, a groundbreaking ceremony kicked off the construction process for OSU Extension, Franklin County’s new facility. This new building is made possible thanks to an $11 million gift from Patricia Brundige, which will also support two endowed Franklin County 4-H educator positions and an endowed Franklin County support fund.
Brundige, a 4-H alumna from Franklin County, is a long-term champion of CFAES, OSU Extension and Ohio 4-H youth development. Her contributions are truly inspirational and they are opening doors for others to lend helping hands.
A number of spaces in the building are available for naming. Monies generated through these designations will support the facility and its programs. Share news about the building to demonstrate the impact that can be made through philanthropy for OSU Extension. If you know of anyone who might be interested in a naming opportunity, please let us know.
Fall 2018 Events Galore
Events are a great way to bring people together and showcase the value of our programs. Invite some of your volunteers and local alumni to attend one or more of these festivities:
- September 18 – 20: Farm Science Review
- October 5 – 7: Homecoming Weekend & Fall Fest Tailgate
- October 20: An Evening of Ohio Wine and Food, annually benefiting Ohio 4-H
- Plus Much More