The office of Ohio State Athletics Development is the fundraising umbrella of Ohio State Athletics and provides a way for individuals and organizations to help our talented young people receive a quality education and competitive experience.
The Ohio State University Department of Athletics is one of the most visible, respected and accomplished programs in the nation. It ranks among the largest by two important measures – number of student-athletes (over 1,000) and number of sports (36). Remaining in the forefront of scholarship, innovation and intercollegiate competition requires an incredible commitment from a generous group of supporters.
The Department of Athletics maintains totally self-supporting operations. All buildings and capital expenditures, including debt service, are funded by the department’s generated funds without subsidy from the university. No student fees, tax dollars or university funds are used to support the programs of the Department of Athletics. Without philanthropic support, the Department of Athletics would not be able to offer our young men and women an opportunity to earn a highly respected degree while competing at the highest level of intercollegiate sport.
The mission of the Athletics Development office is to directly support the overall goals of the Ohio State Department of Athletics by generating the funds for athletics grant-in-aid, capital campaigns, and scholarships for student-athletes in all 36 varsity sports. It strives to embrace and engage the most dedicated Buckeye fans within the OSU community to further promote the passion and camaraderie that makes the university so unique.
The following list of questions and answers is intended to provide you with some general information regarding your donation to Ohio State Athletics.
Your contribution to the Department of Athletics may be utilized in a number of different ways to benefit the goals of Ohio State. Gifts made to the Buckeye Club Annual Giving program are used to cover the costs of athletic grant-in-aid provided to our student-athletes. Athletic grant-in-aid encompasses tuition, books, and room and board.
Major gift and capital project contributions are used to create endowments that support our student-athletes, and to forward the overall goals of the department through the construction and renovation of athletic facilities.
Yes. Your charitable contribution to the Department of Athletics is tax deductible, excluding the value of the benefits received. For more information about taxable benefits, please click here.
Yes. You can expect to receive a detailed gift (tax) receipt in a timely manner. Private individuals will also receive a detailed year-end summary listing all gifts made to the university.
Donors renewing their annual contribution must make a gift by February 5, 2017. The new donor deadline is April 30, 2017.
SEASON FOOTBALL TICKETS
Access to season football tickets is based on availability and thusly not guaranteed. However, based upon prior experience, we are confident that all Annual Giving donors who make their qualifying gift prior to the renewal or new member deadlines will have the opportunity to purchase season football tickets.
A gift to the Annual Giving program, at the Scarlet and Gray Level and above, allows you the opportunity to purchase two (2) season tickets for individual donors ONLY. Corporate donors must donate at the Big Ten Champions Level or above to be eligible to purchase two (2) season tickets.
Any additional contributions may qualify donors for further ticket benefits. For more information, please call (614) 292-9908 or email BuckeyeClub@osu.edu.
Yes. The most advantageous way is to contribute at the All-America Level. In addition to getting access to four season tickets, you also receive access to an away football game travel opportunity, four pre-game field passes to a single game, and an invitation to the Athletics suite for a home basketball game, along with other exclusive benefits. You may also make multiple donations at other levels (maximum of one per account for Recent Graduate Program and two per account for Scarlet and Gray Level) to qualify for additional tickets.
Seating in Ohio Stadium is based on availability and priority is based on donor point totals. For more information about donor point totals, please click here.
For 2016, a full-season package was $642. The cost for a pair of seats is $1,284. There is an additional $30 surcharge for postage and handling.
Yes, you may lose your ticket privileges if you have engaged in conduct that is determined, by either OSU or the NCAA, to be in violation of any NCAA rule or if, in OSU's reasonable discretion, you have otherwise taken any action that jeopardizes the eligibility of OSU's programs or its student-athletes.
Yes. As a Buckeye Club donor, you will still be eligible to enter the OSUAA ticket lottery.
SEASON FOOTBALL PARKING
The following prices represented 2016 parking prices. Parking prices for future years are subject to change.
|North Riverbank, South Riverbank, South Field House, West Stadium, East Stadium, Tuttle Garage||375|
|RV Parking, Schottenstein Center, Fawcett Center, Sisson, South Lincoln, Northwest Garage||375|
|Day of Game Motor home (Located at the Schottenstein Center, North of the Practice Fields and West of Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium)||50|