Save the Date: Social Responsibility and Diversity Awards Celebration | Kent State University

Save the Date: Social Responsibility and Diversity Awards Celebration

Kent State’s University College and the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will host its Social Responsibility and Diversity Awards celebration on Friday, Nov. 4, at The NEW Center at Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown. The Social Responsibility and Diversity Awards recognize students, faculty, alumni and community supporters who provide outreach support and programs focused on increasing the success of underrepresented and/or underserved students at Kent State.

The celebration will begin with a VIP Reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner and awards at 6:30 p.m. Individual tickets for the event are $65 and can be purchased online.

In addition, the following sponsorship packages are available:

Blue & Gold - $7,500 Sponsorship ($7,009 tax deduction)

  • Two premium tables (seats 16 guests)
  • Eight VIP reception tickets
  • Eight drink tickets 
  • Recognition at podium at event
  • Recognition in program as sponsor
  • Recognition as Blue & Gold Sponsor on promotional and press materials

Black Squirrel - $5,000 Sponsorship ($4,571 tax deduction)

  • Two premium tables (seats 16 guests)
  • Four VIP reception tickets
  • Four drink tickets  
  • Recognition at podium at event
  • Recognition in program as sponsor
  • Recognition as Black Squirrel Sponsor on promotional and press materials

Flash Sponsor - $2,500 Sponsorship ($2,285 tax deduction)

  • One premium table (seats 8 guests)
  • Two VIP reception tickets
  • Two drink tickets   
  • Recognition at podium at event
  • Recognition in program as sponsor
  • Recognition as Flash Sponsor on promotional and press materials

Student’s First Table Sponsor - $1,000 ($685 tax deduction)

  • One premium table (seats 8 guests)
  • Two VIP reception tickets
  • Two drink tickets
  • Recognition at podium at event
  • Recognition in program as sponsor

Special “K” Sponsor - $100 ($62 tax deduction)

  • One ticket
  • One VIP reception ticket
  • One drink ticket
  • Recognition in program as sponsor

To purchase a sponsorship, please contact N.J. Akbar at 330-672-1865 by Friday, Sept. 30, at 5 p.m.

There is still time to nominate deserving individuals for one of the awards. Click here to view the award categories and to submit a nomination.