Impact Stories | Division of Institutional Advancement | Kent State University

Helping Students Open Their Minds and Shape the World.

Gifts to Kent State University help students expand their horizons, become more than they ever imagined and augment their impact on the world after graduation. And while giving has a tremendous impact on recipients, it has an equally profound impact on donors themselves.

“You hope that people who have some resources will think about the good of others,” said a Kent State donor. “It causes you to think about your own legacy – what kind of a dent we've made in the bigger picture – and the concept of leaving a place better than we found it.”

Together, we can be purposeful in shaping the future by impacting lives today: our own and others'. To read more about the positive impact giving has on donors, students and the world, click on the stories below.


 

Giving Tuesday
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 10:30am
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
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 2:54pm
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
Monday, October 1, 2018 - 1:14pm
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.
Chris Coles
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 11:17am
Art has the power to change the world. Kent State University faculty member Chris Coles aspires to use the arts to make a powerful impact on social injustice and violence in our communities.
Roe Green May 2018
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 3:30pm
“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.
Pifer Swing Dedication
Monday, May 14, 2018 - 3:39pm
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.
2018 Kent State Alumni Day of Service at the Akron Zoo
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 4:10pm
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.
George R. Newkome, Ph.D., a two-time Kent State University alumnus, smiles with Kent State President Beverly J. Warren.
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 3:29pm
“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 tale...
Bill and Trudy Ausfahl, Brooke Clucas and Kyle Anderson
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 2:30pm
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.
Kent State wrestler, Lane Hinkle, competing on the mat for the Flashes
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 10:35am
“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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