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Gifts from alumni and friends of JMC support our students and programs. In 2014, these contributions provided a record-setting $65,000 in scholarships and gifts to 54 JMC students.

Our most critical priority is scholarship support: your generosity enables more students to attend and complete college. Our scholarships recognize students of high achievement and students with financial need.

We are committed to ensuring that our student body reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of our nation. Many diverse students are also first-generation college students, and many need financial support.

Gifts from alumni and friends fund new initiatives that help JMC remain relevant with the industry, society and our students.


Kent State University offers donors great flexibility in determining the best method of giving: cash, pledges, payroll deductions, securities, employer matching programs and many more.

Donors can choose to make unrestricted gifts, which allow JMC to apply funds to our greatest needs; or, donors can direct their gifts to a specific priority, interest or program.

Donors can give expendable gifts – funds to be used in the short term; or, they can make endowed gifts over the long term. Endowments are essential to JMC because they provide a lasting source of support.

Every gift builds a legacy. Every gift is an investment in the future of our students. Learn more about giving opportunities by contacting Thor Wasbotten at or by visiting Ways to Give.