Running the Ross Mathematics Program is expensive.
For many years, major funding for the Ross Program was provided by the National Science Foundation,
and later by Ohio State University and the Clay Math Institute. In 2015 the CMI moved its funding elsewhere,
and in 2018 the Ross Program separated from OSU. Scholarship funding is currently provided by the
American Mathematical Society’s Epsilon Fund,
and by Jane Street. But most Ross funding now arises from student fees,
enhanced by gifts from generous donors and by income from the Program’s Endowment Funds.
Please consider joining our effort to build those Endowment Funds.
With your support the Ross Program will continue to thrive.
A wonderful start was made by the Jacob Lurie’s gift of $100,000 to the Ross Endowment Fund. Lurie was a student and counselor in the Ross Program in the 1990s, has been a professor at Harvard, and is now at the Institute for Advanced Study. He was recognized for his world-class mathematical research with both a Breakthrough Prize and a MacArthur Fellowship.
We ask you to follow Jacob Lurie’s lead by helping to build the Ross Endowment Fund. We still receive the income generated by the OSU Endowment Fund,
but since 2019 all other Ross funds have been processed through the Ross Mathematics Foundation
a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) corporation, with federal Tax ID (EIN) 83-1928343.
Your contribution is important, and will be greatly appreciated.
How to Contribute
Please make out the check to the Ross Mathematics Foundation with “Ross Endowment Fund” in the memo, and mail it to:
Ross Mathematics Foundation
1644 Andover Rd.
Columbus, OH 43212
Credit card contributions to the OSU fund may be made via Ohio State Giving. Search for the “Ross Mathematics Program Endowment Fund” (fund number 646206) and follow the directions on how to make a gift.
For either method of contributing, please send us a short email to make sure that we know about your donation. We will reply with a tax receipt.
Corporate matching gifts
Many companies have giving plans that match their employees’ charitable contributions. Your employer’s Human Resources department can tell you whether such plans are in place.
Alternative forms of support
We can work with you to accommodate contributions of various kinds, including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or publicly traded securities. Many donors prefer to contribute appreciated securities in order to take advantage of federal income tax deductions. A tax accountant or financial planner can provide advice on which options are best for you. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss possibilities.
Private and corporate donors
Do you know of a foundation or corporation that might support the educational mission of the Ross Program? If so, please send us your suggestions.
Thanks for your support. Your generosity is appreciated.