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Help us do more to build a better justice system. The Foundation is a qualified charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your donation to become a Friend of the Ohio State Bar Foundation is tax deductible.

2023 Gratitude Report

We are proud to serve our communities and make a positive impact on the lives of Ohioans. Learn more about what we've accomplished in 2023 in the 2023 OSBF Gratitude Report.

2023 OSBF Gratitude Report

2023 Raise the Bar Ohio!

Congratulations to all of our generous team captains and donors! With your help, the Ohio State Bar Foundation has received more donations than last year, and we have surpassed our goal for this year. What a tremendous accomplishment.

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There are several ways you can support the Foundation:

Accepted Types of Gifts

We know donating is a personal decision, which is why gift-giving must make sense for you. We realize that gifts come in all shapes and sizes. For your convenience, we accept the following types of gifts:

  • Planned Giving (PDF) to start a conversation about a gift in your will or trust, contact Michelle Hendricks at
  • Cash (includes: checks, credit cards and Certificate of Deposits)
  • Certain retirement assets
  • Closely held stock (non-publicly traded securities)
  • IRA Charitable Rollover
  • Life Insurance policies
  • Marketable securities (includes: stocks, bonds, U.S. government securities)
  • Memorial and Tribute gifts
  • Real estate
  • Sponsorships

If you are donating a security, please contact Michelle Hendricks at


We believe in donor-centric fundraising – you have the choice of where you wish to designate your donation. We know the more you understand about our grantmaking, the easier it will be for you to connect with our work.

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As a tribute to George W. Ritter, founder of the Ohio State Bar Foundation, and in celebration of their visionary leadership, members of the Ritter Circle are celebrated with special recognition and serve as role models for others considering planned gifts that will permanently benefit the work of the Foundation. 

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Partner with us and help our grantees deliver solutions for unmet legal needs in communities across the state.

Donate By Phone

Call us and a staff member will process your credit card gift and answer any questions.


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Ohio State Bar Foundation
1700 Lake Shore Drive
Suite 230
Columbus, OH 43204