Office of Student Life

BuckeyeThon BuckeyeThon

Email Fundraising

Fundraising via email is our most successful tool for soliciting donations. Emails are most effective when sent to your parents and their generation resulting in an average donation of $60.

  • Use the pre-made email templates in your Participant Center at

  • Customize the email templates to make them personal

  • Always finish by thanking them for taking the time to read the email

Email Template:

Hi XX,  

My name is XX and this is my XX year in BuckeyeThon and I am a Team Member in BuckeyeThon is Ohio State’s student philanthropy and is a Children’s Miracle Network Dance Marathon Program. We raise money for the pediatric oncology, hematology and bone marrow transplant unit at Nationwide Childrens Hospital. Today is Day of Miracles, a fundraising push day and I am reaching out to see if you would be willing to donate to make miracles. BuckeyeThon has raised over $13 million dollars and the money goes to fellowships, research, psychosocial services, chemotherapy treatments and much more. Today is also significant as it’s October 4th and only 4% of national cancer funding goes to pediatric cancer.  Attached is the link to my personal fundraising page where you can donate! My goal this year is to become a miracle maker and raise $1,000! And if you prefer not to donate, I would really appreciate if you can share this with your networks and if you follow me on social media, repost my BuckeyeThon content! Thanks for your time and go bucks! 

Making Miracles, 


Here is the link to my personal fundraising page: