Local Couple Makes Largest Donation in WOSU’s History
Local couple Sandy and Andy Ross have made a $5 million gift to WOSU Public Media, the largest in its history and a “transformative” donation for the public radio and television station network.
The Rosses are longstanding WOSU members, and have significantly contributed for more than 30 years to advance initiatives focused on news and civil discourse, classical music, and education. Their donations have previously helped WOSU develop a media lab for teens to create original programming and provide resources when WOSU’s classical music radio station changed FM frequency. Their latest donation will help lay the groundwork for WOSU’s plans for a new headquarters at 15th Avenue and High Street in the University District.
“Sandy and I have enjoyed everything WOSU has to offer for so long, and we want to help continue to support that quality programming well into the future,” says Andy Ross. “…We can’t imagine our lives without WOSU, and want to inspire others to have it in their lives.”
Coinciding with the Ohio State University’s 15th and High plan, WOSU’s new headquarters will be at the heart of campus and “will serve as a connector and convener for Central Ohio.”
“Bringing WOSU to central campus will help spark media content innovations across Ohio State and throughout the broader Columbus community,” says Ohio State President Michael V. Drake. “I am grateful to Andy and Sandy for their incredible generosity. Their gift ensures WOSU’s success for decades to come.”
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