Outright Gift of Cash
The Power of a Simple Gift
One of the easiest and most common ways for you to support Ohio State is with a gift of cash. Cash can be given in the form of:
An outright gift. By making a cash gift by check, credit card or money order today, you enable us to meet our most urgent needs and carry out our mission of education on a daily basis. You will have the opportunity to see your generosity in action and will also receive a federal income tax charitable deduction, when you itemize.
A payable on death (POD) account. A POD bank account or certificate of deposit names one or more persons or charities as the beneficiary of all funds once you, the account owner, pass away. The beneficiary you name has no rights to the funds until after your lifetime. Until that time, you remain in control and are free to use the money in the bank account, change the beneficiary or close the account.
There are several other ways to make cash donations as part of the gift types below. To learn more, click on the links below.
Ways to Use Cash
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How To Start
- Contact the Office of Estate and Gift Planning at 800-327-7907 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on giving a gift of cash.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you include Ohio State in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: The Ohio State University Foundation
Address: 1480 West Lane Avenue Columbus, OH 43221
Federal Tax ID Number: 31-1145986
Payments for Life
Your payments depend on your age at the time of the donation. If you are younger than 60, we recommend that you learn more about your options and download this FREE guide Plan for Retirement With a Deferred Gift Annuity.
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