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Impact of Giving

Helping Students Open Their Minds and Shape the World

 

At Kent State University, we open minds, forge new paths and transform the world around us. We do this not alone, but through the purposeful generosity of others. 

 

Gifts to Kent State University help students expand their horizons and become more than they ever imagined.  These gifts help our students grow from being students of life into persons of global impact after graduation.

 

Donors choose exactly where they want their contributions to go. Gifts can enhance buildings, support programs or impact research outcomes. Where donations normally have the biggest impact, however, is on the lives of students and their families.

 

Each and every gift to Kent State has an impact, no matter the size. With more than 1,100 donor-funded scholarships awarded each year, every donation changes lives.

 

A recent scholarship recipient who moved in with her grandparents after her parents passed away, expressed this impact on her life, "This scholarship has taken so much stress off my grandparents and me. I will strive to represent my donor everyday by being the best student I can be."

 

And while giving has a tremendous impact on recipients, it has an equally profound impact on donors themselves.

 

As one Kent State supporter said, “If an opportunity arises to make a donation, seize the moment. Be generous, as the joy it brings to others and to you is well worth the investment.”

 

Together, we help our students open their minds and shape the world. Together, we are a force for the future and together we ensure the global impact of Golden Flashes is immeasurable

 

Read the stories below to learn about the positive impact that giving has on Kent State, our students and our generous donors.

 

 

The Fashion School's NYC Studio Director Young Kim Thanos leads a class. The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation gift will help support the study-away program benefiting fashion school students, including those who study at the NYC Studio.
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 3:36pm
Kent State University has received a $2.5 million gift for its Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising from the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation of Hudson, Ohio. This gift will endow a Fashion School chair and support the study-away program...
May 25, 2017, Photo of Kent State President Beverly Warren with Mary and Ted Gawlicki
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 6:17pm
Kent State received a grant for $1 million from the Gawlicki Family Foundation of Hartford, Connecticut, to fund the development of a state-of-the-art distance learning translation studies program. “This transformational gift … will enable us to better fulfill our global mission...
Pictured (left to right) are Barb Smith of KeyBank; Margot Copeland of KeyBank Foundation and Kent State Board of Trustees; Kent State student Jordan Wilkins; Kent State President Beverly Warren; and Kent State Foundation Board Chair Gary Brahler.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 3:41pm
KeyBank Foundation has granted $1 million to Kent State University to support programs to increase the recruitment, retention and graduation rates of underrepresented students.
Amari Thomas
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 2:13pm
Two academic scholarships help Kent State University fashion merchandising major Amari Thomas shine brightly inside and outside the classroom.
Bert Crawford Header Image
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 2:55pm
Bert Crawford is a former foster child with a difficult past and a future that seemed bleak. But he broke the mold and rose above his challenges thanks to many opportunities, including his own determination, Kent State’s incredible study-abroad options and the generosity of donor...
Flashes supporting the Akron Canton Regional Food Bank on Alumni Day of Service
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 4:42pm
The 2017 Kent State Alumni Day of Service, held April 29, was our biggest yet, with close to 400 volunteers serving at 27 locations around the world! This year, we have a fantastic highlight video to showcase our volunteers' collective, impactful efforts to shape the world around...
Dr. Heinlein and Laxman Panthi
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 4:47pm
Laxman Panthi was born and raised in Nepal, and earned his undergraduate degree in India. When choosing to pursue his Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.), however, he chose to do so in the United States, at Kent State, which he calls “the greatest school in the USA.” The...
Lauren Pankiw
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 3:44pm
Lauren Pankiw, '16, is driven by solid, benevolent goals. “I’m going to be a physician assistant, and ... my goal is to work with underserved communities.”
Watch some of the reasons why we’re undeniably distinctive – and undeniably Kent State.
Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 3:03pm
As a large, eight-campus system with more than 41,000 students and offering more than 280 degrees from the associate to doctoral levels, Kent State is distinctively poised to serve as an example of a re-imagined American research university – one that produces cutting-edge knowle...
President Warren, Dr. Mildred Dixon, and Dr. Allan Boike, dean of the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 1:06pm
At Kent State, we empower students to break the mold and shape the world. More than 70 years ago, Dr. Mildred K. Dixon, D.P.M., ’44, was doing just that.

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