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Giving

All donations made to the Friends of Stone Laboratory (FOSL) are welcome. A more detailed description of membership levels is available here

Give a Gift

A donation to any account qualifies the donor as a member of the Friends of Stone Laboratory (FOSL). A more detailed description of membership levels is available on the FOSL page.

Donors will notice that some accounts allow a choice between Immediate Use and Principal:

Immediate Expenditure Funds
Immediate Expenditure
funds are not added to the Principal and are immediately available for the intended use.
Principal
The principal
is never spent; the interest from the Principal is used for the intended purpose of the endowment thereby guaranteeing expenditures from the endowment in perpetuity.

General Funds

Aquatic Visitors Center


Fund used to support vital public Lake Erie outreach and education programs through the Ohio Sea Grant Aquatic Visitors Center.

Cooke Castle


Fund used for the preservation and restoration of Jay Cooke’s 1864 summer residence on Gibraltar Island. Acquired by Ohio State University in 1925 it is now listed on the National Registry of Historic Landmarks.

John H. Dunlap, Jr. Fund


Fund used to support education, outreach, and development programs at Stone Lab that will ultimately improve the Lake Erie ecosystem and enhance economic development.

Friends of Stone Lab Fund


Fund used by our support organization to promote education and outreach at Stone Lab.

Ohio Sea Grant Endowment


Fund used to support Ohio Sea Grant education, research, and outreach efforts.

Stone Lab / Sea Grant Annual Fund


Fund used to support the annual needs of Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab.

F.T. Stone Lab Sustaining Endowment


Fund used to enrich the research, teaching, and service programs and facilities at Stone Lab.

Karen A. Jennings Facility and Instructional Support Endowed Fund


Fund used to build or renovate University faculty and staff island housing, purchase scientific equipment for educational purposes, transportation costs for educational purposes, and other facility improvements relating to Stone Lab instructional programs.

Jeff Reutter Stone Lab Endowment


Supports the Stone Lab Research Experience for Undergraduates Program, may include scholarships and/or equipment for research and education.

Scholarship Funds

Wilbert “Spark” Baumler Memorial Scholarship Endowment


Fund used to provide financial assistance to students attending Stone Lab with first preference to studying fisheries and second preference to Lake Erie aquatic sciences.

Arley Duff Blankenship Memorial Scholarship Endowment


Fund used to provide financial assistance to students taking introductory courses at Stone Lab with first preference to students from Appalachia.

V. Ray Frederick Memorial Scholarship Endowment


Fund used to provide financial assistance to students attending Stone Lab with first preference to non-Ohio State students or those from out-of-state.

Kelly Prochazka Memorial Scholarship Endowment


Fund used to provide financial assistance to high school students taking introductory courses at Stone Lab with first preference to students from Elyria High School and second preference to students from Lorain County.

A. Jackson and Sally Koepp Smith Scholarship Endowment


Fund used to provide financial assistance to students attending Stone Lab.

F.T. Stone Laboratory Scholarship Endowment


Fund used to provide financial assistance to students attending Stone Lab.

F.T. Stone Laboratory Tuition Reduction Endowment


Fund used to reduce the cost of tuition for all students attending Stone Lab.

Wiczulis Family Stone Lab Scholarship Fund


Fund for at least one scholarship for undergraduate or graduate level students pursuing an education at Stone Lab. First preference for student(s) from Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

Research and REU Funds

John L. Crites Research Experience Forum Fellowship Endowment


Fund used to support research fellowships for scholarly research work at Stone Lab.

Thomas Huxley Langlois Research Fellowship Endowment


Fund used to support research fellowships for scholarly research work at Stone Lab.

F.T. Stone Laboratory Research Endowment


Fund used to support research and related expenses at Stone Lab.

Teaching Funds

Fortner Teacher Enhancement Scholarship Endowment


Fund used to provide scholarships for teachers in environmental science education and Great Lakes studies at Stone Lab.

F.T. Stone Laboratory Visiting Professor Endowment


Fund used to provide for one or more visiting professorships to enrich the instructional programs at Stone Lab.

Ronald L. Stuckey Stone Laboratory Teaching Endowment


Fund used to support faculty teaching with preference to plant science courses at Stone Lab.

Donation of Goods or Services

If you are interested in donating goods (equipment or furniture) to Stone Lab, please contact Bryan Ford to make arrangements. While we appreciate all support, our staff needs to ensure that the items will be used before being able to accept these donations.

If you would like to donate auction items for the Winter Program Silent Auction, please contact Nancy Cruickshank to make arrangements. Previous donations have included items like gift certificates, artwork, and books.


Estate Planning & Planned Gifts

Remember Stone Lab and Ohio Sea Grant in your estate. These are called “planned gifts” and gifts of any amount make the donor part of the Gibraltar Legacy Club and Ohio State University’s Neil Legacy Society.


Other Forms of Support

Stock Donations

Please contact Jeff Reutter for more information on stock donations.

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Campus Campaign

Are you an Ohio State University employee? Gifts to Stone Lab also qualify as contributions towards Campus Campaign, Ohio State’s internal fundraiser.

Campus Campaign

Ohio State University President’s Club

All or part of your annual membership in the Ohio State University President’s Club, with all of its benefits, can be designated by giving to any of the Stone Lab funds or accounts.

President’s Club