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Kent State Achieves Goal for University’s 2010 United Way Campaign

Posted Dec, 9, 2010

Faculty, staff and students at Kent State University raised more than $160,000 for the 2010 Kent State United Way campaign, university officials announced today. The total amount raised by the university for the United Way of Portage County was $160,026.02, surpassing the university’s goal of $160,000.

The 2010 campaign marks the third year that the university’s Division of Academic Affairs has led the multifaceted campaign. In the three years since Kent State Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Robert Frank assumed campaign duties, the goals for the campaign have increased by $34,000.

This year, more than 14 percent of Kent State employees contributed to the effort, raising more than $160,000, a significant percent of the overall Portage County campaign. In addition, 37 of the 561 Kent State donors made leadership contributions of $1,000 or more.

The annual campaign demonstrates that the Kent State community – students, faculty, staff and retirees – works together to address the most pressing human service issues for local residents. Kent State is the largest contributor to the United Way in Portage County.

The United Way of Portage County funds 17 nonprofit agencies locally that help adults, children and families in crisis and promote health and wellness initiatives in the community. The United Way of Portage County also operates the 2-1-1 call center, which connects individuals to more than 800 local community services. To learn more about the United Way of Portage County, visit the organization’s website at www.uwportage.org.

For more information about Kent State, visit www.kent.edu.

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Media Contacts:
Terri Christensen, tchrist7@kent.edu, 330-672-8613
Emily Vincent, evincen2@kent.edu, 330-672-8595