COLUMBUS, OH(WCMH) - Local couple Sandy and Andy Ross have made a $5 million commitment to WOSU Public Media, the largest in WOSU's history.
According to WOSU, this gift lays the groundwork for WOSU’s plans for new headquarters in the 15th & High University District on the campus of The Ohio State University.
The Rosses have supported the mission of WOSU Public Media for more than 30 years, making significant contributions to advance initiatives focused on education, classical music, news and civil discourse.
Through leadership giving, they helped WOSU develop a media lab for teens to create original programming, provided capital resources when Classical 101 changed FM frequency, and have consistently challenged others in the community to give by matching WOSU member gifts.
“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,” said Andy Ross. "We can’t imagine our lives without WOSU, and want to inspire others to have it in their lives.”
“Bringing WOSU to central campus will help spark media content innovations across Ohio State and throughout the broader Columbus community,” said 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.”
WOSU's new headquarters will be centrally located on campus as part of the 15th and High University District.