Support our mission to Spark Discovery of Ohio's Stories!

Your generous support will allow us to continue to impact Ohioans and strengthen our communities statewide.

Take a look at some of what your investment would impact and let’s work together to preserve and celebrate our state’s history!

  • A newly enhanced Ohio Village experience!
  • 400,000 visitors annually across our 58 sites statewide.
  • Over 700,000 archival materials we've made accessible from all of Ohio's 88 counties.
  • We serve over 50,000 schoolchildren at our sites statewide annually.
  • Our curators catalogue nearly 2 million artifacts.
  • Over $432 million was invested in historic buildings via the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program. These credits are a vital economic driver for Ohio businesses.
  • Over 4200 historic properties preserved and over 1750 historic markers across the state.

Strategic Partners

We're grateful to our Strategic Partners, whose critical support makes our work of collecting, preserving and sharing Ohio history possible.

Special thanks to our Strategic Partners for their outstanding support of Ohio history. Together we spark discovery of Ohio's stories. Embrace the present, share the past and transform the future.


Interested in a becoming a Strategic Partner of the Ohio History Connection and supporting our vital work of preserving Ohio history for future generations?

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Other Ways to Give

Make a Legacy Gift

Legacy gifts come in all shapes and sizes and are critical sources of funding that help us preserve, collect and share Ohio's stories. As soon as you signify your planned gift, you are a member of the Eleanor C. Mabry Legacy Society, where our members lead the way in preserving Ohio history for future generations.

Make a Gift of Stock

Our staff can help you give stock or other appreciated securities that you have owned for at least one year. You can deduct your cost, plus your capital gain up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income. Please contact Ann Ruege, Chief Development Officer, at 614.297.2342 for information on having your gift electronically transferred to the Ohio History Connection Foundation via our brokerage firm.



Contact a Development Officer for additional information about how you can support Ohio History Connection.

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Make a Gift Through Your IRA

Many donors make annual charitable contributions with assets in their individual retirement accounts (IRAs). Click here for more information on how to give to the Ohio History Connection through your IRA.

The Cardinals – Monthly Giving Society

Maximize your impact for Ohio history and become a Cardinal! The Cardinals is our new monthly giving program for supporters who want to invest in preserving history for future generations.

Commemorative Benches at Ohio Village

Celebrate the life of a loved one, a special occasion or just show your support for Ohio history through a commemorative bench at Ohio Village. Funds raised through this program support the Ohio History Connection's mission to preserve and share Ohio's stories. A commemorative bench is available for Annual Fund gifts of $2,500 or more. The six-foot benches are personalized with a plaque that can include up to three lines of text. For more information or to request a commemorative bench, please contact 614.297.2310 or by sending us a message by visiting our Contact Us page and selecting "Donations" from the drop down menu

Donate By Mail

Please make all gifts payable to Ohio History Connection. If you wish to designate your gift, please include a note with the name of the project, program or site of your choice. All undesignated gifts will be contributed to the Annual Fund and will be used where funds are needed the most. For more information, contact the Development Office at 614.297.2310.

Ohio History Connection
ATTN: Development Office
800 E. 17th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211

Development Contacts

Chief Development Officer

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Ann Ruege
Chief Development Officer

Glennda McGann
Development Officer - World Heritage Program

Grace Grammer
Administrative Assistant

Donor Relations

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Anthony Gibbs
Donor Relations Manager

Debra Mason
Donor Relations Officer

Paulene Wilson
Grants & Planned Giving

Jennifer Evans
Annual Fund & Conestoga

Jon Knaggs
Operations Specialist


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Truda Shinker
Department Manager, Membership

Kalita Griffea
Membership Coordinator, Data Processing

Katie Swett
Membership Coordinator