Why we’re leaving a legacy: Andy, ’73, and Micheal, ’72 Sonderman
Andy and Micheal Sonderman have fond memories of their time as students at both the Trumbull and Kent campuses. That’s why they decided to make a planned gift that will benefit both. The video below explains why they hope their bequest will be an example to other alumni who are proud to be called Golden Flashes.
Kent State University President Beverly Warren announced the appointment of Stephen G. Sokany, M.B.A., '96, an alumnus and longtime employee, to the position of vice president for institutional advancement.
Nicholas Giardina, ’06, gives back to support those he identifies with most from his time as a student. Read more about Nicholas.
WHY I'm Leaving A Legacy: Patricia Grutzmacher, ’85
Patricia Grutzmacher, ’85, professor emerita of music education, remembers that as a student it was important for her to have time to study, reflect, philosophize and actually learn. Now, it’s important to Patricia to give back to help future students have those same opportunities. Watch the video below to hear Patricia explain how easy it was for her to give in support of Kent State music education students, in turn providing a legacy for the future of others.
Why I Give: Randall Keller, '08
What’s your motivation to give back? Randall Keller, ’08, feels Kent State is a vital part of Northeast Ohio, and has chosen to boost its regional impact through his estate plan. Randall’s gift will support students of Kent State University’s College of Business, and also the Kent State wrestling program. To discover more reasons why Randall gives to Kent State and hear him discuss how easy he found it to give through a bequest, watch this short video.
Kent State University celebrated the grand opening of its new Center for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement, located at 350 S. Lincoln St. in Kent, Ohio, on June 3. The event was free and open to the public.