Buckeyes Care


Ohio State student-athletes, coaches and pillar partners are making an impact in central Ohio and beyond. Listed below is a brief outline of how the efforts that are currently being made by these role models can be better organized to deliver a consistent and comprehensive message. This overarching program will highlight the positive community service being performed every day and create a new and uniquely enhanced marketing and communications platform.


  • Organize and highlight current outreach initiatives under an overarching community umbrella
  • Engage, educate and inspire the community
  • Build community goodwill


  • Fitness
  • Wellness
  • Education
  • Public Service

Impacted Organizations

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio
  • TechCorps
  • United Negro College Fund
  • Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati and Columbus
  • Rebuilding Together
  • St. Stephen’s Community House
  • Dave Thomas Foundation.
  • South Side Learning & Development Center
  • Big Brother Big Sisters of Mansfield
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Athens
  • The Well at Sunnyside
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • 2nd & Seven
  • Make A Wish
  • Columbus Urban League

Impacted Organizations

  • Lutheran Social Services
  • St. Vincent’s Family Center
  • USO of Central and Southern Ohio
  • A Kid Again
  • Flying Horse Farms
  • Special Olympics
  • JDRF
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Mid-Ohio Food Bank
  • American Red Cross
  • Down Syndrome Association
  • Franklin County Children’s Services
  • Columbus City Schools
  • The Buckeye Ranch
  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters


American Electric Power

American Electric Power is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity to more than 5.3 million customers in 11 states. AEP ranks among the nation’s largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S.

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When Jim Grote founded Donatos Pizza back in 1963, he did it with only $1,300 in his pocket and a simple philosophy: “To serve the best pizza and treat others the way I would like to be treated.” Today, this philosophy is still the driving force behind everything the company does.

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Kroger, one of the world’s largest retailers, employs more than 375,000 associates who serve customers in 2,640 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 34 states

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The Dispatch Printing Company

Columbus Dispatch Charities’ primary purpose is to encourage and support education of the general public, and in particular, youth education in Central Ohio through three program areas (i) education, (ii) youth skills development, and (iii) community service and health care

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

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