16
January
2015
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08:28 AM
America/New_York

Ohio State wins Bucks vs. Ducks Challenge

When the four-day “Bucks vs. Ducks” giving challenge came to a close at noon Tuesday as fans were still buzzing about the National Championship, Ohio State learned it had won a second victory over Oregon.

The Ohio State-Oregon competition to see which school could rally the most donors to give to their respective university ended with 1,027 gifts to Ohio State and 577 to the University of Oregon.

“The depth of Buckeye commitment elevates this university on and off the field,” said Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake. “The real winners of this generosity are the students who will receive scholarships and the broader community who benefits from cancer research and discovery in other critical areas. Our alumni and friends continue to demonstrate what it means to be a Buckeye.”

Overall, donors gave to over 230 funds. The fund receiving the most revenue and gifts was The Ohio State Fund for Scholarships. Others receiving tremendous support included the Wexner Medical Center and The James, which highlighted The Urban F. Meyer III and Shelley M. Meyer Fund for Cancer Research.

About The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 64,000 students (including 58,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.