The Ohio State University at Lima

2019 Spring for Gen One

Spring for Scholarships transforms into an emerging priority fundraiser

The Ohio State University at Lima is dedicated to providing accessible education for the people of west central Ohio. For 14 years, Ohio State Lima has demonstrated its commitment to scholarship support through its annual Spring for Scholarships dinner and auction. With the help from community partners, we have raised more than $400,000 for our scholarship endowment and provided more than 100 high-impact scholarship awards to Lima campus students.

In 2019, Ohio State Lima will move the annual event to a new venue and expand its accessibility even further by shifting the focus each year to a new emerging need, bringing awareness and support to programs, initiatives and student populations at Ohio State Lima.

Introducing: Spring for Gen One
The inaugural Spring for a Need will build support for a student population close to Ohio State Lima’s land grant roots – first generation college students. These students generally face more challenges than peers whose parents attended college and make up more than a third of Ohio State Lima’s total student population. To address their challenges, Ohio State Lima launched the Generation One Learning Community. Students in this program take classes together as a community and support each other both in and out of the classroom. Enrollment in the Generation Learning Community has tripled in just four years and is currently operating at capacity.

Ticket Information

To reserve individual tickets, call 1-800-678-6011
Questions may be directed to Lydia Steinke at

Spring for Gen One will be held at The Ohio State University of Lima, Perry Webb Student Life Building.
Directions to campus and the Perry Webb Student Life Building can be found here.

Spring for Gen One kicks off Day of Giving

Ohio State Lima's Spring for Gen One event on March 21 precedes the University-wide Day of Giving, a 24-hour digital fundraising campaign inspiring alumni, students, staff, faculty and friends to support their favorite cause on March 22. Ohio State Lima’s priority fund during Day of Giving will benefit the Generation One Learning Community. Your support at Spring for Gen One will create the foundation for the 2019 Ohio State Lima’s Day of Giving campaign and position you as a leader of something transformational.

Event Partners

Presenting Partner

George and Altha Brooks
Patrick and Debbie Ellis
HCF Management, Inc.
Husky Lima Refinery
Lima Memorial Health System
Mercy Health - St. Rita’s
Webb Insurance Agency
Bud and Barb Winzenried
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