Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
Why should I create an online giving page?
- To celebrate a milestone, birthday, wedding or special event
- To honor a loved one
- To pay tribute to a friend, co-worker or medical staff
- To share your story
- To connect with other who are interested in supporting our cause or to raise funds
What do I need to create a page?
- A valid email and physical address to register
- There is no registration fee or cost involved with registering
- There is no fundraising minimum or requirement to create a page
What should I put on my giving page?
Your online giving page is your opportunity to share your story with others and make a difference by raising funds. Your page can be customized with your own text, photo or video.
How do I edit my page?
During the registration process, you will be able to add this content. Once your page has been created, log in to your account to make additional changes.
I just finished my page. Now what do I do?
After you finish creating your page, it's time to share it! Login to your account to access the email tools or use our suggested messaging to send emails from your own email account. Also share your page on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.
How do I find out who donated to my page?
Login to your account and click on the progress section at the top of the page. This page will provide you with a list of donors and their donation amounts.
How do my friends and family make a donation to my event?
On the home page of the website, friends and family can locate an event by clicking on the "Search" or "Donate" buttons. By typing in your name, they will be directed to your giving page where they may make a donation, and view current funds raised. You may also invite friends and family to make an online contribution to your event by selecting "Send an email" while logged into your account. This email includes a template message, containing the link where donors may go to contribute online.
Who acknowledges my contributors?
Every online donation will receive an automated email acknowledgment that can be used for tax purposes. It is also a good idea to send your own personal thank-you to anyone who responds to your request for support.
How do I make my page private?
Login into your account and select “Page Settings” in the Personal Page section and check “private”. When private, your page will not show up in the search nor will it be viewable to the general public.
How do I delete or deactivate my page?
If you wish to deactivate your page, you must email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your name and email address you created the page under.
Can I mail in a donation?
Yes, you can send a check made payable to The Ohio State University. Please send to: The Ohio State University Foundation, 1480 W. Lane Avenue, Columbus, OH 43221. Please put "Personal Fundraising: Honoree or Event name" in the memo field.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes! You will receive a receipt for your donation.
Will my gift count towards Alumni Association Sustaining Membership, President’s Club, and other Ohio State donor recognition programs?
Yes. Your gift through myfundraiser.osu.edu will be applied to your giving at Ohio State and our recognition programs. Learn more about Alumni Association Sustaining Membership, President’s Club, and Buckeye 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.
Who should I contact with questions about my contribution?
For questions, please contact Annual Giving at (614) 292-0989 or email@example.com. For questions about your credit card transaction, please contact Gift Processing at (614) 292-2141 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t see your question?
Email us at email@example.com.