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A $100M ‘Shout Out’!

For Impact Ideas | | Tom Suddes

Monday’s USA TODAY had a full page from The Ohio State University Trustees announcing ‘Historic Recognition for a Visionary Leader‘.

The Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University recognizes Leslie Wexner’s most recent $100M Gift to OSU.

Wexner (an OSU grad with 16 years on the Board of Trustees, twice as Chairman), his family and his affiliates Limited Brands, Victoria’s Secret, et al. have given over $200M to OSU and have significantly supported numerous other causes that he and his wife Abigail believe in and champion.

Living in Columbus, I have been able to see first hand the kind of ‘Visionary Leadership‘ Les Wexner has provided this community and the country.

Very few people have his understanding and commitment to THINK BIG.

Thanks, Les, for all you do to make Central Ohio, the country and the world a better place.

Note: I forgot. Economy is bad. Unemployment is rampant. Foreclosures are everywhere. Giving is down. We can’t expect someone to make a Transformational Gift in these difficult and trying ties. Oh, wait…