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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.


 

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Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 11:35am
A longer timeframe, expanded giving options, donation boosts and donation matches make Kent State's 2017 Giving Tuesday celebration the greatest opportunity ever for people to make an impact on the lives of students and Kent State University.
Sally and Cathy Cahur, Ryan Miles, Prof Jerry Wong
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 9:06am
“Where words fail, music speaks.” – Hans Christian Anderson Sally Cahur, ’57, established the Nancy Samhric Scholarship in Music to honor her sister who had a passion for music, and to support Kent State students’ quest to expand their artistic talents.
Donor Mac McFarland and his scholarship recipient Brendan Evans
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 11:49am
Mac McFarland and his son, David, formed a bond over aviation and service. Years later, that bond is honored by a scholarship endowed to honor David and to make immediate and lasting impacts on the lives of Kent State students.
Kent State University President Beverly Warren (right) stands with Joseph and Frances Stevens, who established the Stevens Family Scholarship for Kent State’s College of Business Administration.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 10:58am
“We are grateful that the Stevens family’s tremendous support will enable us to provide additional scholarship opportunities in order to put ‘Students First’ in all we do,” said Kent State President Beverly Warren.
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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 12:01pm
“I am tremendously thankful for the private support throughout the year from alumni, friends, corporations and foundations,” President Warren said. “We are able to offer so much more to our growing student population because of these gifts. Additionally, our record fundraising ye...
Students involved with Kent State’s Campus Kitchen Project prepare meals for local community members in need.
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 10:39am
Education at Kent State University goes beyond books, lectures and classroom walls. At Kent State, we help instill in students a sense of purposeful living; we help our students appreciate the importance of leaving a legacy of excellence, both professionally and personally.
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 - 11:36am
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 - 2:17pm
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 - 11:41am
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 - 10:13am
Two academic scholarships help Kent State University fashion merchandising major Amari Thomas shine brightly inside and outside the classroom.

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