On February 16, Ohio State University alumnus Leslie Wexner and the Limited Brands Foundation announced a $100 million donation to Ohio State, the largest gift in the University's history.
According to Ohio State President Dr. Gordon Gee, the gift will primarily be used at the The Ohio State University Medical Center, the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, and Ohio State's Wexner Center for the Arts. Specific allocation details have not yet been finalized.
With this announcement, the Wexner family and Limited Brands Foundation have given, raised or pledged nearly $200 million to Ohio State over the years.
Mr. Wexner is chairman of The Ohio State University Board of Trustees, and chairman and chief executive officer of Limited Brands, the parent company of such retail stores as Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works. He was also a founding member of The Ohio State University Foundation, and its first chairman.
Read more about the Wexners, the Limited Brands Foundation and their history of philanthropy at Ohio State at: www.osu.edu.