Gifts to us can come in many packages

Types of Gifts

Gifts can be made now, pledged over several years, or deferred until a date in the future.

The Foundation welcomes the following types of gifts:

  • Cash (including checks and cash equivalents, such as Certificates of Deposit and savings accounts)
  • Marketable securities (stocks, bonds, U.S. government securities)
  • Closely held stock (non-publicly traded securities)
  • Real estate
  • Life insurance policies
  • Certain retirement assets


A gift to the Foundation is a thoughtful way to recognize and commemorate a significant event in the life of a friend, relative or colleague. On your request the Foundation will notify the individual and others that you designate to acknowledge that you made a gift in their honor.


A memorial contribution is a personal remembrance that honors the life of a friend, relative or colleague. When you make a memorial gift to the Foundation, we notify the family of the individual that you made a gift (without mentioning the amount) in memory of their loved one.


You can leave a legacy to the Foundation through your will. Your bequest can be a percentage of your estate, a specific dollar amount, or a specific asset. If you have already included the Foundation in your will, please contact us so that we can express our appreciation and invite you to join our OSBF George W. Ritter Circle.

Gifts should be made payable to “Ohio State Bar Foundation” and sent to the Foundation, 1700 Lake Shore Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43204. Please call 614-487-4477 or email the Foundation at with any questions.