By the Numbers
Fundraising: As of Nov. 30, 2020, donors have given $46.71 million this fiscal year toward our baseline goal of $123 million. Our fiscal year progress is down slightly from last year’s $50.78 million but ahead of our five-year average of $41.7 million at this time. December (see below for end-of-year reminders) is the busiest month for the Foundation; we’re intently focused on working with donors who are motivated by the calendar year end to finalize their commitments in support of the amazing students, faculty and programs at OSU.
Engagement: As of Nov. 30, 2020, roughly 16,000 people engaged with the university through events, giving or volunteer efforts. Our volunteer efforts are doing very well with 3,400 volunteers giving their time since July, compared to 3,800 during all of the last fiscal year. We look forward to combining what we’ve learned about digital engagement into a hybrid virtual/in-person event model once it is safe to do so. Regardless, the option to participate digitally in our events will be here to stay.