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Donate to the Department of Design

Ohio State Design relies on the generous support of our donors to make many things possible for our students and faculty. Your giving supports student scholarships and awards, visiting designers, student research and travel, our technology inventory, and many other enriching experiences. Please consider making a gift today.

Those wishing to support the Department of Design may do so through the following gift funds, administered by The Ohio State University Foundation

Other Department Initiatives

Established September 2, 2016, with a gift from Reinhart F.H. Butter; used to support a workshop, roundtable, debate, or lecture by renowned experts within the professional disciplines associated with and/or taught at The Ohio State University Department of Design. The main purpose of the event is the advancement of both theory and practice of design, by engaging the audience in some form of participatory activities.

Give to Fund #641016

Income provides student support, research, education, training, and software acquisition in the area of Interactive Media, User Experience, Usability, Information Design and Motion Graphics.

Give to Fund #313975


The Sara Jane Pyne Memorial Scholarship was established in 1981 with a bequest from Sara Jane Pyne (BFA, 1941) for scholarships to deserving students in the visual arts and design.

Give to Fund #605953

The Byington Scholarship is available to Visual Communication Design students, and is funded by the family of alumnus Anthony Byington as a tribute to his memory.

Give to Fund #313199

The Wallschlaeger Scholarship was established in 1986, with gifts from alumni, faculty, staff, and members of the design community to recognize Charles Wallschlaeger's thirty-three years of service as a Professor, nineteen of those years as Chairperson of the Department of Design. The income from those gifts is awarded to an outstanding undergraduate or graduate design student.

Give to Fund #607545

Established with an estate gift from Randy Lynn Witherspoon, provides support to students in the Department of Design.

Give to Fund #317199

Company Match

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company is eligible, the impact of your gift to The Ohio State University may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

Matching Gifts



How and where you choose to make your philanthropic impact is a very personal decision. Contact Juliann Garrett to explore giving opportunities that match your interests, legacy giving, or endowment funds.