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Maximin Project


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The Maximin Project is a CEHV-related student organization committed to maximizing the global minimum. It focuses on philanthropy education and raising funds for evidence-based, high-impact causes in the developing world that alleviate global suffering. Additionally, The Maximin Project empowers students to contribute their time and resources beyond themselves with opportunities for service on the local level in Columbus, Ohio. If a student wakes up one morning and wants to do some good in the world, whether local or abroad, The Maximin Project aims to be a one-stop-shop resource they can turn to.

For the 2019-2020 academic year, The Maximin Project will be dividing its primary efforts between three areas: Foundational Focuses Initiative, Giving Games, and Star House donation collecting.


Foundational Focuses

For our Foundational Focuses Initiative launching in Autumn of 2019, The Maximin Project is empowering students with their own projects focused on opening dialogue and actively addressing the problems facing the world today. The Maximin Project will divide its on-campus efforts at The Ohio State University into four focus area committees. These focus areas are adapted directly from the UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2019, including Global Health, Education and Economic Empowerment, Sustainability, and Inequality.

Learn more about the Foundational Focuses


Giving Games

The Maximin Project, with the help of the international nonprofit organization The Life You Can Save, is fundamentally changing the way the Ohio State Community learns about, and practices, charitable giving. In order to do this, we have created a scalable, effective, and sustainable form of philanthropy education tailored specifically for the Ohio State University. Through hosting weekly giving games in the Ohio State residence halls, we aim to produce a culture of giving on campus where skillful, generous, and informed donors support organizations that achieve the most social impact. 

Learn more about Giving Games


Star House Donation Collecting

The Maximin Project is currently collecting donations for Star House, the local 24/7 drop-in center for homeless youth in Columbus, Ohio. The items they have the highest need for can be found here. If you would like to donate, please email Natalie Georgalas at georgalas.5@osu.edu.

Email Natalie to donate


Get Involved

Interested people should contact osu@eahub.org or Natalie Georgalas at georgalas.5@osu.edu. And if students are interested in joining, we have an online application form on our website!

Join the Maximin Project!



Some History

The Maximin Project student group was inspired by a non-profit organization of the same name founded by Steven Brown (PhD, Ohio State Department of Philosophy), who also serves as the group’s adviser. Maximin seeks to collapse the distance between education and action with regard to extreme global poverty. For more information on this organization, and to try out its educational mapping tool, visit: https://maximin.org/