Thank you for taking the time to be a champion for our student-athletes.

We are fortunate to represent an institution like The Ohio State University and to be able to support one of the most comprehensive units in the country in Ohio State Athletics. Your contributions have allowed us to continue providing a world class academic and athletic experience to over 1,000 Buckeye student-athletes.

We are very excited about all of the new initiatives we are introducing here at Ohio State Athletics and the office of Athletic Development. Over the years, we have experienced a great amount of success and none of this would be possible without ardent supporters like you. With your support, we have completed stage one of our new Basketball Training Complex, completed construction on the Jane and Walt Dennis Golf Performance Center and have set plans in motion to construct the new Covelli Center and The Schumaker, and Jennings Family Wrestling Practice Facility, which will serve as a competition and training center for the majority of our Olympic sports.

Ohio State Athletics operates a self-sustaining budget, receiving no University general funds, student fees or state tax support. In 2017, the Department of Athletics will transfer $20.6 million to the University to support the academic and athletic endeavors of our student-athletes through grant-in-aid scholarships. Through the private support of our most loyal and gracious donors, we are able to compete consistently for the best and brightest student-athletes to represent this wonderful University and the great state of Ohio.

If you are a current Buckeye Club donor, I would like to say thank you for your generous support. Your contributions change the lives of every student-athlete that dons the Scarlet and Gray. If you are not a current donor, I encourage you to support our beloved Buckeyes. As we move forward, it will take the entirety of Buckeye Nation to ensure that our student-athletes have the resources they need to not only be great competitors and students, but also great people.

Thanks for your support and Go Bucks!

Gene Smith
Vice President, Director of Athletics