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President Beverly WarrenYour giving, through the Kent State University Foundation, provides support that not only sustains but elevates us.

We are extraordinarily gratified that you not only believe in our community, but have invested in it. In the past year, your new commitments to our students, faculty and staff have reached almost $30 million — with a significant portion dedicated to student scholarships.

Student success continues to drive our work as the top priority for Kent State — and your contributions help us achieve our goals in this area. We are now focused on executing our new university vision, which states we will be "a community of change agents whose collective commitment to learning sparks epic thinking, meaningful voice, and invaluable outcomes to better our society."

You — our supporters — are essential to helping us achieve our vision. It is no secret that in this time of reduced public support, philanthropy support plays a critical role. Your gifts have funded scholarships, professorships, leading-edge academic and athletic programs and 21st-century learning facilities — allowing us to achieve excellence and impact every aspect of the education of our students.

Thanks to your generosity, our students are dreaming about and attaining greatness. I am deeply grateful for your continued involvement in the life of Kent State University.

Beverly J. Warren
President, Kent State University



Gary BrahlerHigher education is society’s greatest transformation agent, and the Kent State University Foundation is the way we build and sustain a vibrant future for our students. To ensure financial stability and long-term growth, the Foundation is committed to supporting scholarships, programs and capital projects that lead to successful academic progress, and expand our outreach as a destination university for the next generation of students.

In 2015, the Foundation is celebrating 50 years of service to Kent State, supporting the university’s mission and vision of excellence, enriching the learning experience and ensuring success for every student. Your gifts make that possible.

I’m proud to be able to play a role in the future of this great university, and you should be as well. Thank you.

Gary L. Brahler, ’89
Chair, Kent State University Foundation Board


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