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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.


 

Bert Crawford Header Image
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 9:55am
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 - 11:42am
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 - 11:47am
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 - 10:44am
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 - 10:03am
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 - 9:06am
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.
Three generations of Flashes.
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 8:58am
Nicholas Giardina, ’06, a third-generation Kent State alumnus, worked his way through college. Now, he gives back to support those whose circumstances he identifies with most, helping them to stand out and impact the world.
Matthew Toro, pictured at right, with scholarship donor Kady Pownall
Monday, October 5, 2015 - 1:02pm
Matthew Toro, '15, had a simple yet daunting goal: to graduate from college, debt-free. Setting his sights on his future, Matthew confronted this personal challenge head-on, and through determination and admirable effort he achieved his goal.
Jerry and Christie Payto
Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 2:49pm
Gerald (Jerry) Payto’s father taught him an important lesson early on in life. “He used to say, ‘You really don’t receive until you give,’” Jerry said. “That has stuck in my mind my whole life."

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