Division of Institutional Advancement | Kent State University

Division of Institutional Advancement

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

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.

Deborah and Bill Asbury

I Owe Kent State More Than I’ve Given to Kent State

"Anyone who graduated from Kent State has the opportunity to think back on their lives while they were involved, and to decide whether it was important to them. Kent State made a commitment to me long before I decided to support others at the university.” -  Bill Asbury, '64

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

2018 Kent State Alumni Day of Service at the Akron Zoo

Golden Flashes Make Record-Breaking Impact During 2018 Alumni Day of Service

More Golden Flashes than ever before participated in Kent State's 10th annual Alumni Day of Service, making a tremendous difference in their communities across the country.

Bill and Trudy Ausfahl, Brooke Clucas and Kyle Anderson

Bill and Trudy Ausfahl’s Scholarships Positively Impact Students’ Finances and Future Purpose

EHHS scholarships benefitting science and math students, endowed by Bill and Trudy Ausfahl, will financially support students’ ability to attend Kent State in perpetuity. But their support is also having a lasting impact on the scholarship recipients’ future purpose as well.

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