Michael V. Drake, MD

Michael V. Drake

The Impact ofthe But for Ohio State Campaign


Dear Colleagues:

We have just concluded the But for Ohio State Campaign, by far the most successful fundraising effort in our university’s history. More than 750,000 alumni, friends and partners contributed over $3 billion to support the university during this seven-year effort.

The generosity of Buckeye Nation allows faculty and scientists across disciplines to advance the frontiers of human knowledge. It ensures that loved ones receive exceptional medical care. And it inspires our best efforts to provide access to excellent and affordable education for generations to come.

Thank you for your efforts throughout the campaign, and every day, that help us to advance as a nationally competitive flagship university.

It is my pleasure to share this video that illustrates how the But for Ohio State Campaign is changing lives. What Ohio State does matters — here at home and in communities across the globe.

Were it not for you, none of this would be possible. Go Bucks!


Michael V. Drake, MD