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Kent State University is Northeast Ohio’s No. 1 choice among public universities. With state support of the university providing less than 20 percent of its budget, the university relies on private support to ensure student success, enhance academic excellence and innovation, expand breakthrough research and provide contemporary, high-tech facilities for learning, study and research.

Your choices of where and how to support Kent State students, our vision and our mission are endless, and include areas such as scholarships; Study Abroad and Study Away programs; numerous facilities initiatives such as our efforts to improve, enhance and expand our Aerospace and Engineering facilities; a specific college or program close to your heart; or even the general "Area of Greatest Need" fund. No matter which area you choose to support, your gift will make an immediate and lasting impact on the people and potential of Kent State. See the stories below to read more about the impact philanthropy has on Kent State and our students. 

FEATURED STORIES

Giving Tuesday

Kent State University’s Month-long Giving Tuesday Celebration Allows You to Increase Your Impact

Throughout the month of November 2018, alumni and friends of Kent State University have the opportunity to make a tremendous impact on the lives of our students and on Kent State.

The John Elliot Center for Architecture and Environmental Design

John and Fonda Elliot Become Largest Donors in Kent State University’s History

John and Fonda Elliot have become the largest donors in Kent State University’s history, providing the largest total outright gift of $10 million as well as a $2 million planned gift, benefiting the College of Architecture and Environmental Design.

Jennifer Jones

Lifting Up A Community Through Art

Kent State University professor of art, Jennifer Jones, hopes to engage and inspire a community and Kent State students though planned murals within The Summit County Department of Job and Family Services building in Akron.

Roe Green May 2018

Roe Green Foundation Makes $2.2 Million Gift to Fund Visiting Director Series at Kent State

“With the support of the Roe Green Foundation, the university will continue to serve Roe’s vision and honor her legacy with creative excellence,” said John Crawford-Spinelli, dean of the College of the Arts at Kent State.

George R. Newkome, Ph.D., a two-time Kent State University alumnus, smiles with Kent State President Beverly J. Warren.

Alumnus Dr. George R. Newkome Awards $1 Million Gift for Kent State Endowed Professorship in Materials Science

“George and Mary Jane both have a passion and desire to advance scientific discovery,” said Kent State President Beverly J. Warren. “We are so pleased they recognize and appreciate Kent State’s upward trajectory ... and have chosen to support the recruitment and retention of talented faculty members.”

Pifer Swing Dedication

A Quiet Place to Reflect: Memory of Kent State Student Taylor Pifer Honored

Thanks to the benevolence of others, friends and family can now have a seat on a swing beside Rockwell Hall, and quietly reflect on fallen Kent State fashion major, Taylor Pifer, who had a tremendous impact on their lives.

Kent State wrestler, Lane Hinkle, competing on the mat for the Flashes

Bruno G. Santone Wrestling Scholarship Endowment Helps Golden Flash Lane Hinkle Pursue His Dream

“I am so grateful and appreciative of my scholarship ... I wish I could thank Mr. Santone in person, to tell him how much it means to me.” - Kent State student, Lane Hinkle

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