Our Community Service team will partner again with the Driven Foundation to help provide school supplies to underprivileged children. Former Buckeye football star Roy Hall Jr. heads up this organization, which provides a variety of activities throughout the year for children in the Columbus area.  Help us collect these items for their “Backpack Giveback.”

400    Spiral Ring Notebooks (wide ruled) 800    Composition Notebooks (wide ruled)
800    “Block” Erasers (rectangle pink or white)
9,600   #2 Pencils (Not Mechanical Pencils)
400    24 Count Crayola Crayon Boxes
400    Packages of Colored Pencils
400    Loose Leaf Wide Ruled Paper
800    Glue Sticks

If you can provide any quantity of these supplies, please bring them to one of our monthly board meetings in June & July.  Or contact Karyn Johnson ( to arrange for another drop-off location or if you have questions. Thank you for supporting our Community Service projects! 


Join us for an evening with the Columbus Clippers at Huntington Park in the Arena District, on Saturday, August 5, at 7 pm. We are organizing a block of reserved seats. This is a family friendly event, so bring the kids or grandkids!


OSU Alumni – Voyage thru the Galaxy

Join us on a trip thru the galaxy at the OSU Planetarium on Saturday, July 15, at 1 pm.  Your Franklin County OSU Alumni Club has arranged for a private presentation of “Voyage Thru Our Solar System” just for our members!  

This event will be free to all club members and their families.  Simply email us at with your name, phone number, and the number of people in your party.  There is limited seating in the facility, so reserve your seats early!  

We’ll send directions for parking when the date gets closer.  The Planetarium is located in Smith Laboratory on 19th Avenue on campus.  Questions?  Email us or call Leyla at 614-893-0559.


We want to welcome our new members to our club!  If you recently joined our club and have not yet had the chance to participate in an event or meet our members, plan to join us on Saturday, June 3 from 12 to 2 pm at a meet & greet picnic at the Longaberger Alumni House/

We will have a variety of sandwiches, snacks and beverages, tailgate style!  We will be indoors, but there is room to go outside if the weather cooperates.  If you want to dress up in your Buckeye gear, that is totally acceptable!  Bring a lawn / tailgate chair if the weather is nice, so we can relax and talk and have a little fun in the sun. 

Everyone is welcome to attend this event!  Come meet our leadership team, ask questions about the club, and see how much fun we are!  Simply RSVP to  There’s no cost to attend!  Tell us your name, phone number, and how many people are coming. This is a family-friendly event, so feel free to bring yours! 

Questions?  Call Leyla at 614-893-0559. 


At the tailgate / picnic noted above, we will have a variety of donated Buckeye items available for purchase.  All proceeds will go directly to our scholarship fund, so we can continue to provide local high school seniors with financial assistance to attend OSU.  We have awarded over $50,000 in scholarships in the last 10 years. Please support our fundraiser by donating items or purchasing items at the event. 

If you have items to donate, please contact us at or 614-893-0559.  We will arrange a drop-off or pick-up to thank you for your donation. 

Come take a tour of some Columbus / OSU history!  

Union Cemetery is the final resting place for several distinguished Ohio State greats, including Woody & Anne Hayes, Chic Harley, basketball coaches Fred Taylor and Lynn St John, as well as Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas.

Save the morning of Saturday May 6 for a guided walking tour of the highlights and history of this unique final resting place for many notables. We’ll meet our guide at 10 am for a walk thru history, then grab lunch together afterwards.

Sign up by emailing or calling Ron Kenat: or 614-420-2736. Include your name, email address, phone number, and the number of people you are bringing. Ron will confirm with a reminder and parking details when the date gets closer.


Over the past 11 years, the OSU Alumni Club of Franklin County has awarded $50,500 in scholarships to incoming first-year students from Franklin County high schools.
We can’t do it without your support! Mark your calendar for the Annual Day of Giving on May 3, and help us make Buckeye dreams come true!

The website link to make your donation is: HERE

If our FRANKLIN COUNTY Scholarship Fund doesn’t appear automatically, click the “search” button and enter our Fund Number 600137