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Kent State Student Philanthropy Campaign Kicks Off

Posted Sep. 2, 2011

Kent State’s Campaign for Change, the university’s student philanthropy initiative, kicked off its fall campaign on Aug. 27 with a Pre-Show Party on the Plaza. Over 100 student donors participated in the event, raising several hundred dollars for the Campaign’s spring 2012 scholarship.

Over the course of the fall semester, the campaign enlists student volunteers to educate their peers about the impact of private support on their education and to encourage students to “pay it forward” supporting an endowed scholarship fund. Undergraduate student donors are then eligible for one of eight $500 book awards and are encouraged to apply for the $1,250 Campaign for Change scholarship.

Since its launch in 2007, the Campaign for Change has raised more than $48,000 from students, parents, faculty and staff. Student gifts range from as little as $1 to as large as $200, raising a total of $2,000 from 365 students last fall. That marks a 124 percent increase in gifts and 57 percent increase in student participation since 2007.

C4C donor with money

Students interested in contributing to the Campaign for Change can give online at www.campaign-for-change.org or look for the Campaign for Change volunteer squad at campus events this semester, including the Black Squirrel Festival, Homecoming and Grad Fair.