Campaign Update: But for Ohio State …

The But For Ohio State campaign supports the university’s academic mission and vision. We are incredibly grateful for the support of our alumni and friends: smoothing the way for four editors of The Lantern; stargazers—members of the new Planetarium Founders Society; friends establishing a scholarship fund to honor the legacy of the late William E. Nelson; and band O.A.R. contributes to the Ohio Scholarship Challenge. What does it mean to you?

The But for Ohio State campaign will continue through June 2016 and a great deal of work remains to ensure the advancement of the college continues at the highest levels possible. Part of the work includes:

  • PLACING STUDENTS FIRST by growing the number of endowed scholarships, graduate fellowships and study abroad awards.
  • Raising the remaining $4.5 million for the new CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING AND CHEMISTRY BUILDING (CBEC), a multi-disciplinary research facility.
  • Developing funds to create a new interdisciplinary MOVING IMAGES PRODUCTION degree for future filmmakers.
The fundraising goal for the College of Arts and Sciences is $200 million; as of the end of March, we have achieved 80 percent of our goal—$159 million.

Find out more about our key fundraising priorities at