The Foundation - Ohio State Buckeyes Collective

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launch date

Feb 2022

status

Non Profit

annual goal

$13M

confirmed raise

No Data

founders
  • Cardale Jones

    Co-Founder, General Manager & Board Member

  • Brian Schottenstein

    Co-Founder, Board Member

  • Jeffrey Schottenstein

    Board Member, Co-General Manager

  • Scott McComb

    Board Member

  • D'Angelo Russell

    Board Member

  • Rick Ricart

    Board Member

  • Urban Meyer

    Board Member

  • J.T. Barrett

    Board Member

  • Terry McLaurin

    Board Member

  • Corey Schottenstein

    Director of Player Personnel, Board Member

A lifelong Ohio State fan and real estate developer, Brian Schottenstein started The Foundation with former Buckeyes quarterback and close friend Cardale Jones. The idea for the crowdsourced, non-profit collective was formulated in 2021 and the 501C3 was established in February of 2022. “We started working on it last fall because I saw all these schools in the south, like Texas A&M, Texas and Tennessee, what they were doing,” Schottenstein said. “If Ohio State doesn’t have something like The Foundation in place, we’re going to get behind. I knew the number was north of $10 million because I could see what they were doing down there.” The Foundation has an impressive board of directors with some of the most well-respected business leaders in Central Ohio. There are also former Ohio State athletes and coaches on the board – including Urban Meyer and J.T. Barrett – who have a pulse on how to capitalize on NIL.