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A record 211,000 alumni and friends gave nearly $365 million to The Ohio State University through June 30, 2012, making the last two years of fundraising at Ohio State the most successful in the university's history.

Of the $365 million raised last year, donors gave $124 million to support research, $36 million for new buildings and renovations, and $45 million for student financial aid and scholarship support.

A Gift for Gifting Twelve years ago, Beth Gentner, CFRE By SHARON R. COLE ProFile: Beth Gentner, CFRE, former director of development for the John Glenn Institute at Ohio State University Grew up in: Spartanburg, SC. A southerner at heart, she says she's happy to have recently returned to the South to reside in Atlanta. Fundraising experience: Former director of development for the John Glenn Institute at Ohio State University, where she arrived in time to participate in its landmark $1 billion+ capital campaign and remained for five very successful years. She also was a regional major-gifts officer and managed both annual fund programs,

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