ABOUT the foundation

ABOUT the foundation

ABOUT the foundation

Our Mission: The Foundation was founded with the goal of using the Name, Image, and Likeness of Ohio State student-athletes to help promote worthy charitable causes and make positive contributions to our local communities.

OUR STORY

The Foundation was started by Brian Schottenstein and Cardale Jones.

Cardale Jones was the championship winning quarterback on Ohio State’s 2014 National Championship team. In winning the first ever college football championship, Cardale received a lot of notoriety. Unfortunately, he was unable to capitalize on his name, image and likeliness at the time. When the opportunity presented itself to help other Ohio State Athletes benefit on NIL while simultaneously promoting charitable organizations, it was the perfect calling for Cardale.

Brian Schottenstein is a successful real estate developer and President of Schottenstein Real Estate Group. Brian has always been passionate about supporting charities, the local community and Ohio State athletics. Brian was at the forefront in realizing how much of a positive impact The Foundation could have by tapping into Ohio State’s rabid fanbase.

Cardale and Brian became friends several years prior to launching The Foundation. They testified for NIL at the state house to support Ohio college athletes profiting on their name, image and likeness. Senate Bill 187 was unanimously passed.

When Name, Image and Likeness became a hot topic in the sporting world, Cardale and Brian knew this was their calling.

The idea for The Foundation was formulated in 2021 and the 501C3 was established in February of 2022.

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 on the board, who have a pulse on how to capitalize on NIL.

Brian and Cardale will now leverage their expertise on business, athletics and charity to take The Foundation to great heights.

OUR STORY

The Foundation was started by Brian Schottenstein and Cardale Jones.

Cardale Jones was the championship winning quarterback on Ohio State’s 2014 National Championship team. In winning the first ever college football championship, Cardale received a lot of notoriety. Unfortunately, he was unable to capitalize on his name, image and likeliness at the time. When the opportunity presented itself to help other Ohio State Athletes benefit on NIL while simultaneously promoting charitable organizations, it was the perfect calling for Cardale.

Brian Schottenstein is a successful real estate developer and President of Schottenstein Real Estate Group. Brian has always been passionate about supporting charities, the local community and Ohio State athletics. Brian was at the forefront in realizing how much of a positive impact The Foundation could have by tapping into Ohio State’s rabid fanbase.

Cardale and Brian became friends several years prior to launching The Foundation. When Name, Image and Likeness became a hot topic in the sporting world, Cardale and Brian knew this was their calling.

The idea for The Foundation was formulated in 2021 and the 501C3 was established in February of 2022.

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 on the board, who have a pulse on how to capitalize on NIL.

Brian and Cardale know will leverage their expertise on business, athletics and charity to take The Foundation to great heights.