By Rachel Childress, Director of Development
On October 4, the university kicked off the public phase of its new $4.5 billion campaign, Time and Change, The Ohio State Campaign. The college is responsible for $15 million of the overall goal by 2024. Great news? We already have $5 million as the counting began in 2016, and the majority of the funds we’ve raised in the last year have come from those who have supported our new clinic building at 11+Neil.
The official ribbon cutting for the new building is November 6 and 7, 2020 (of course it’s 2020!), which means we have less than a year to complete this part of our campaign. Between general giving to the facility and those who have generously named spaces, we’ve raised just about $1.5 million toward our $2 million goal.
If you have been considering adding your name to a room, now is the time. In fact there are only a few Primary Vision Care and Advanced Ocular Care exam rooms remaining. Pediatrics, Contact Lens and Low Vision still have many prime spaces in high traffic areas of their sections. In addition, there are some meeting spaces and other non-exam room spaces available as well.
Students, faculty and patients will be using this new clinic for decades to come, and we hope that you’ll want to be part of that experience by making a gift to this important project. I would be happy to talk with you about how we can best structure a gift that would fit your philanthropic plans.