Incorporated in 1965, the Kent State University Foundation is a not-for-profit entity that receives gifts on behalf of the university, manages and invests those funds, and administers them in accordance with donor wishes.
While serving only Kent State, the foundation is legally separate from it. Financial assets of the foundation will aid the university in ways we cannot even imagine today. The impact of these resources continues to grow over time. Private gifts enable Kent State and its students to achieve levels of excellence not possible through state assistance alone. The foundation is governed by a Board of Directors who safeguard and manage its assets. Many are leaders in the business and professional community. All serve without compensation, contributing their time and expertise to ensure a bright future for Kent State University.
To achieve the university's needs and priorities, the Kent State University Foundation Inc. provides leadership to raise private sector funds and exercises stewardship of assets.