2023 Raise the Bar Campaign Total to Date
Thanks to the generosity of OSBF Life Fellow Stanley Ross, all new donors to OSBF making their first-time gifts during the Raise the Bar campaign will be matched dollar for dollar up to $5,000! No matter the amount, your gift will be doubled!
If you’ve already donated, help us promote this wonderful opportunity through your personal networks. Encourage and challenge friends, co-workers, and colleagues to join this effort. Post and share on social media.
Through your generosity and Stan’s match, we can reach our goal of $45,000 and more importantly, make a bigger impact in the communities we serve through our grant making.
Remember – the campaign (and this exciting challenge) end November 30!
P.S. And if you designate your first-time gift to a Raise the Bar team, your team will get 2X the credit!
Join us for the Ohio State Bar Foundation’s 3rd annual Raise the Bar Ohio campaign throughout November.
Create a team and help us raise awareness of the work of the OSBF and increase a much-needed base of public support that will enable us to extend our reach and impact to the communities we serve.
As a grant making organization the OSBF supports nonprofit programs whose work aligns with our belief that a justice system should work for everyone. Through the efforts of our grant partners, we strengthen communities across Ohio by educating the public about the rule of law and helping to build a better justice system.
By participating in Raise the Bar with a gift in any amount, you’re making an investment in the future of Ohio communities, as 100% of your donation enables us to impact more vulnerable and marginalized populations through our grant making.
You don’t have to form a team to participate. Make a donation and use the Email Solicitation Template to reach out to your personal and professional networks.
You can also make an individual donation or make a donation on behalf of an existing team:
JUSTICE – Karyn Justice & Larry Hayman
REG & BILL – Reg Jackson & Bill Weisenberg
BLACK SWAMP – Benjamin Franz
FANS OF RBG – Lori Keating & Marley Nelson
AUNT VELDA'S ADVOCATES – Velda Hofacker
Since there is strength in numbers, it would be great if you could also invite your network to join in this month-long effort!
Take to social media and use the following graphic to spread the word about your donation to the Raise the Bar Ohio Campaign! Click on the image to download.
What is Raise the Bar Ohio?
Raise the Bar Ohio is a campaign to inspire giving in the communities we serve. As a grant making organization and the largest Bar Foundation in the United States, this month-long, friendly competition is an opportunity to extend our reach and impact by supporting nonprofit programs whose work aligns with our belief that a justice system should work for everyone. Through the efforts of our grant partners, we strengthen communities across Ohio by educating the public about the rule of law and helping to build a better justice system.
When will the event take place?
Raise the Bar Ohio will kick off Wednesday, November 1 and end on Thursday, November 30. The campaign intentionally coincides with GivingTuesday on November 28, a global event that celebrates the profound power that single acts of generosity and kindness can generate.
Do I have to have a team to participate?
Teams are encouraged as a way to engage in friendly competition, but you do not have to form or serve on a team to participate.
Why should I get involved?
Quite simply, there’s strength in numbers. Creating a justice system that is not defined by color, age, disability, economic status, where we live, who we love or how we vote takes all of us.
Why Should I donate?
Your gift, in any amount, helps fuel our mission. Every dollar makes a difference. To date, OSBF has granted over $15 million to dozens of grantees whose tireless work in their communities has been transformational. But our work must continue.
How will my donation be used?
Unless otherwise indicated, 100% of your donation will be used for grant making purposes.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, your gift is tax deductible.
If I am an OSBF Fellow, can my donation be applied to my Fellows pledge?
The Team who collectively raises the most money during the campaign period will win top honors as the Prevailing Party and earn the following:
The Team who collectively welcomes the most new donors (defined as individuals who have never made a donation to OSBF) will earn the following:
The team member who secures the largest individual donation during the campaign period will be recognized with an engraved plaque and social media mention following the event. And yes, your own contribution could earn you that honor.
All first-time donors to the Ohio State Bar Foundation during the month of November are eligible to win one of two $100 gift cards to their favorite local restaurant. Drawing will be held in December. Winners will be notified and announced on the Raise the Bar page December 8.
Total Giving in the 2022 Raise the Bar campaign reached $39,345, surpassing our goal of $30,000!
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! Well done!
THANK YOU. On behalf of the OSBF as well as our grantee organizations, we sincerely thank you for your support.
The Ohio State Bar Foundation’s 2022 Raise the Bar campaign brought in a total of $39,345.00!
|Not So Grumpy Young Men||$11,825|
|Aunt Velda's Advocates||$7,530|
|Boaty McBoat Face||$5,375|