Your gifts of time, talent, and treasure make a difference
Your CBE benefits from alumni support in a variety of ways. Alumni serve as mentors and volunteers who give of their valuable time and expertise. Alumni help recruit students, offer internships, give campus guest lectures; encourage their own offpsring to attend Ohio State; and so much more.
Alumni also make financial contributions. Some alumni have established endowment funds which support undergraduate scholarships; others make "Jewels Club" gifts; and still others make gifts to the department's general operating fund. This support is vital to the program and helps us provide an educational experience for our students that transforms them into future leaders of our profession.
A new initiative for your consideration - the new Koffolt Labs!
Now we ask that you consider another category for your giving -- the campaign for our new building. The groundbreaking for the new Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry (CBEC) building took place in June 2012, and construction is well underway. The building will have the Koffolt Laboratories name prominently displayed.
Now is the time when your CBE really needs your support. The department must raise approximately $17.5M of the more than $125M total cost for the building. Our fund raising effort, while far from complete, is progressing nicely and we still have naming opportunities for several attractive spaces in the building. We have come a long way from the concept to build a new Koffolt Laboratories which began nearly a decade ago, and we eagerly look forward to serving the needs of students and alumni with this superb new space as we look forward to occupancy in 2014.
What made Bill Lowrie give?
Hear it in his own words!
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Everyone can do their part
Since your CBE has ongoing and continuous needs, every gift matters. And, giving online is easy! If you'd like to help make a "concrete" impact on the future of your CBE, you can make a secure gift online towards the Koffolt Labs New Building Fund in just a few moments.
Or, if you'd like to make a gift to a different fund, visit giveto.osu.edu and choose "Areas to Support / Academic Areas / College of Engineering." You may then either scroll down to Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Koffolt Labs New Building Fund, or another fund, or enter "chemical" in the scarlet "Search All Funds" box.
For more information on supporting the department, please contact our development officer, Jessica Schmitt, to discuss the many options available to you and details concerning the donation process, including tax benefits.
Jessica may be reached by phone at (614) 292-5564 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for remembering your Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering department... We are your CBE!