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Welcome to the Office of Institutional Advancement

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” ― Winston S. Churchill

Kent State University is Northeast Ohio’s No. 1 choice among public universities. With state support of the university providing less than 20 percent of its budget, the university relies on private support to ensure student success, enhance academic excellence and innovation, expand breakthrough research and provide contemporary, high-tech facilities for learning, study and research.

You can support a specific college or program, or you can choose to support an area of greatest need at Kent State. These areas include scholarships, our “Foundations of Excellence” building campaign, our Annual Fund, or the general Area of Greatest Need fund. No matter which area you choose to support, your gift will make an immediate and lasting impact on the people and potential of Kent State University. 

Latest News

 

Kady Pownall and Matthew Toro
POWNALLS IMPACT STUDENTS PHILANTHROPICALLY, PROFESSIONALLY AND PROFOUNDLY

For one Kent State University alumna, the mentoring she gives her scholarship recipients is as meaningful to her as the financial support she provides.

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Kent State's 2015 generosity report showcases the impact
of giving

During the past fiscal year, many people looked carefully at Kent State University and said, “This is a place I believe in — this is a community worth my investment.” Our 2015 Generosity Report tells the story of their impact.

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Giving Tuesday effort largest in Kent State’s history

Kent State alumni, friends, faculty and staff were encouraged to put their money where their hearts are by supporting support the university college, campus or program of their choice on Giving Tuesday, December 1st, 2015. They more than answered this call to action, contributing a record-breaking $252,000.

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President Warren with students

pRESIDENT wARREN TO MATCH ALL GIFTS TO KSU FOR GIVING TUESDAY, UP TO $25,000

Kent State University President Beverly Warren has announced that she will personally match all gifts up to a total of $25,000 for donations made to Kent State from November 24 through December 1, which is Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a global day of philanthropy after the Thanksgiving holiday. 

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This Is Kent VideoVIDEO AND VIRTUAL TOUR LET YOU EXPERIENCE KENT STATE TODAY – YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT YOU SEE!

Our video, This is Kent, provides viewers with a first-hand glimpse into what has become of the home of so many Golden Flashes. The video’s host, Natalie, takes you on a tour of campus and downtown Kent; if you haven’t visited in the past few years, you won’t believe your eyes.

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