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Contributing to the Center for the Study of Religion

Thank you for your interest in supporting religious studies at The Ohio State University. Your gift is deeply appreciated, and can make an important difference to our community of students and scholars pursuing research in this area.

If you wish to contribute to the Robert L. and Phyllis J. Iles Award for the Graduate Study of Myth (#643369), the Savko Family Fund (#312258), or the Center for the Study of Religion Support Fund (#312584), you may:

  1. donate online by clicking the link(s) to the fund number(s) of interest below
  2. send a check payable to the Ohio State University Foundation and designated to the fund(s) of your choice to either:

    Center for the Study of Religion
    The Ohio State University
    455 Hagerty Hall
    1775 College Rd
    Columbus OH 43210
    614-688-8010, religion@osu.edu

    Mario Hess-Winburn, Senior Director of Development - Arts and Humanities
    College of Arts and Sciences Office of Advancement
    The Ohio State University
    377 Jennings Hall
    1735 Neil Ave
    Columbus OH 43210

Descriptions of the funds, along with a link to the university's "iGive" website for each fund, are provided below. Please contact the center director or Mr. Hess-Winburn if you would like more information, or are interested in other types of giving.


Robert L. and Phyllis J. Iles Award Fund for the Graduate Study of Myth (#643369)

Established February 10, 2012 with a gift from Sarah Iles Johnston, founding director of the Center, this fund is used for one award of up to $2000 each spring semester to a graduate student in the Division of Arts and Humanities in support of that student's research on myth, broadly conceived.

Additional information about the Iles Award, along with a list of previous recipients, may be found here.


The Savko Family Fund (#312258)

This fund, established by Maureen “Mo” Savko and Carlotta “Cory” McCowen in honor of their mothers, Anna Marie Savko and Cora Lee Banks, supports the study of religions and is used at the director's discretion to support various initiatives in the study of religions including the current Savko Awards for Undergraduates.


Center for the Study of Religion Support Fund (#312584)

This fund is used at discretion of the Director of the Center in support of lectures, visitors, and various other guests to the Center.