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Support Your CBE

Your gifts of time, talent, and treasure truly make a difference!

As an alumnus of the William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical Engineering, we know how hard you worked to become a chemical engineer. Quite simply - we know what it takes! And that's why we are proud of each and every one of our alumni, whether they be teachers or professors, researchers, entrepreneurs, medical professionals, sales engineers or CEOs - the training you received as a chemical engineer has contributed to your success today. 

We hope you will remember your CBE and how the program may have played a role in your success, and how you might help that success to grow.

Why give?

With the busy-ness of everyday life, you may not have taken time to consider the ways in which you personally could benefit by supporting your CBE. We don't stop to think about it very often, but philanthropy is one of those paradoxical things: both the giver and the recipient receive the very things that money can’t buy. By honoring the very best in ourselves and others, we are blessed by happiness and hope. In the act of giving, we transcend our limitations to become larger than ourselves, and become truly engaged with a finer future in a better world. 

There is no doubt that chemical engineers can do a lot of good in the world. DId you know that just one graduate research fellowship could make the difference in helping a deserving student complete their education - a student who could go on to find a cure for cancer or another illness that might directly affect you or your family? 

There are also some surprising financial benefits to giving. Did you know that by gifting appreciated securities or a portion of the sale of a business, that you can gain significant tax benefits? Also, by making an estate gift, or a gift committment of a certain amount over five years, your impact can be significantly greater while claiming a tax deduction for every year in which you make a gift. 

Perhaps you wish to honor a beloved family member, or a certain professor who was pivotal in your career.

Maybe you would even like to chisel the legacy of your own work and career into perpetuity by naming a room or a building feature in the new Koffolt Laboratories. 

Whether it is the personal satisfaction of knowing that you helped a deserving student; or supporting the department out of a sense of gratitude and loyalty for the support you may have received here while you yourself were a student; or simply feeling more connected to your peers who are already active in the life of the department -- whatever way feels right to you, is the right thing for you to do.

Your support is vital to the program, as tuition and state support only cover a fraction of today's expenses.Your support enables us to provide an educational experience that transforms our students into the future leaders of our profession. 

Other ways to give

Providing financial support is not the only thing you can do, however. Just as you may have benefitted from participating in the CBE program, CBE benefitted from having you as a student. Your contributions in the classroom, as a mentor to others, at social events, and your involvement as a volunteer and in leadership activities helped your peers, and the program itself, to be richer and more complete. We thank you for everything that you have contributed to the program!

Your CBE also benefits from your involvement as an alumnus. Alumni serve as mentors and volunteers who give of their valuable time and expertise. Alumni help to recruit students; they offer internships at their companies; hire CBE grads; give campus guest lectures; encourage their own offpsring to attend Ohio State; and so much more. Many people find that being active as an alumnus is gratifying and enjoyable beyond their expectations, as they connect with old friends and make new ones during service that benefits the department and Ohio State at large. 


Making a Gift

Making a secure gift online only takes a few moments.

For your convenience, here are some popular designations:

Give to: Unit Ops

Give to: Jewels Club

Give to: Emerging Priorities Fund (areas of current, greatest need)

Give to: Area of your choice:

1.  Visit and scroll through the options.


2.  a. Visit 

     b.  Choose "Areas to Support / Academic Areas / College of Engineering." 

     c.  Scroll down to Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, or enter "chemical" in the scarlet "Search All Funds" box to find a specific fund.


For more information on supporting the department, please contact our development officers, Sean Gallagher or Jessica Schmitt, to discuss the many options available to you and details concerning the donation process, including tax benefits.

Sean Gallagher may be reached at 614-688-2153 or by email at:

Jessica may be reached by phone at (614) 292-5564 or by email at:

Thank you for remembering your Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering department... We are your CBE!


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