Giving Options | Kent State University

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” ― Winston S. Churchill

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.

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In addition to facility naming opportunities, there are many other ways to support the College of Communication and Information, its schools and programs at Kent State University. Your gift can support new equipment, scholarships or professorships. We can help you decide what and how to give. You may want to specify criteria for your gift. You may want to take advantage of tax savings, make a onetime contribution or a gift over multiple years. We can guide you through your options and help you choose what works best for you.

Here are two funds we are excited to share with you now!

Taylor Hall Innovation Fund

Communication professions are evolving, and the planned renovation of Taylor Hall offers the opportunity to transform the spaces and the technological tools our students use to compete in today’s world. The Taylor Hall Innovation Fund will provide an important investment in the future of the schools of Communication Studies and Visual Communication and Design.

Contributions will enable:

  •         The reinvention of classroom learning spaces
  •         High tech labs
  •         Signature gallery and student work display areas
  •         A facility that will foster the creativity, collaboration and innovation that students need to emerge as leaders in their fields.

Textbooks, Materials & Supplies Scholarship Fund

The cost for communication students to produce creative works for their courses can be as high as several hundred dollars per semester, which can be prohibitive. To assist students in financial need, the College of Communication and Information is initiating a scholarship program to cover material and supply costs, textbook costs and/or the cost of required software. These scholarships, while small in dollar amount, have significant impact. The ability to afford books, materials and supplies can mean the difference between leaving college and graduating for many students.

Have questions about these opportunities or others you have discussed previously? What about ideas you have that you would like to present to us? Please contact us to share your vision!