Ohio Historical Society continues to win support from people like you!
As the Ohio Historical Society ends its fiscal year, it is clear we are on the upswing in garnering support for our programs, services, and sites around the state. Preliminary reports show that we raised more than $1.18 million in gifts and pledge commitments during the twelve months ending 6/30/2012. This represents a 12.6% increase in private support over the previous fiscal year.
OHS receives grants and contributions from a wide variety of sources—such as private foundations, corporations, and generous individual donors. In June 2012 alone, the society raised numerous gifts and grants supporting the following program areas at the amounts listed:
- Collections Conservation: $16,500
- Educational Initiatives: $35,000
- Exhibits & Programs: $10,000
- Historic Site Maintenance: $37,500
In addition, for the third straight year OHS was awarded a $250,000+ grant by the Ohio Commission on Service & Volunteerism to run a statewide Americorps volunteer program. Volunteers in this program will assist with a wide variety of local history and historic preservation projects across Ohio from October 2012 – September 2013.
The society also launched a more robust online giving campaign during the past fiscal year that raised funds for specific programs such as the Ohio Village and History Day. The total received from online fundraising in the last 12 months was $16,717, an 84% increase over the previous 12-month period.
More information on grants and contributions received will be published in the FY2012 annual report in September.
Thank you for all of the individual, foundation and corporation gifts we received in fiscal 2012! For more information on programs needing your help, visit the Support OHS home page or go to the Make a Gift page to make a contribution today.