Increase Your Impact During Our Monthlong Giving Tuesday Celebration

Throughout the month of November, alumni, employees and friends of Kent State University have the opportunity to make a tremendous impact on the lives of our students and on our university.


On Nov. 1, the university launched the 2018 Giving Tuesday campaign. Like last year, Giving Tuesday 2018 is a monthlong event, providing an expanded timeframe for giving, additional giving options and more occasions to have gifts matched.


“During our 2017 Giving Tuesday efforts throughout the month of November, we received more than 3,000 gifts totaling over $1 million in support of more than 330 designations,” says Danielle Hupp, senior associate director of Special Giving Initiatives at Kent State. “The generosity shown by our supporters profoundly impacted countless students’ lives, and the university as a whole. We hope to see the 2018 campaign generate even greater resources for our students and university community.”

Giving Tuesday is nationwide online event that occurs the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Today, Giving Tuesday is widely accepted to be the official start of the holiday season of giving. Kent State has participated since 2014.

This year, there are again many ways to give. More than 40 funds are being featured, and each has matching dollars in place to double the impact of gifts made to support these funds, which range from athletics to study-away scholarships to student emergency funds and more.  

Additionally, the Kent State University Foundation has pledged to contribute a “boost” of $500 for every 15 unique donors of $25 or more that give to a featured fund between Nov. 1 and Nov. 26. Additional incentives and boosts will be announced throughout the campaign.

Individuals also can get involved by creating their own giving campaign for Kent State!

The crowdfunding option allows more people to get involved by creating their own mini campaigns to support any Giving Tuesday featured fund by reaching out to their own network. These individuals are able to share the campaigns on their social media pages while letting their friends and family know why supporting the fund is important to them. To find out how to create a crowdfunding campaign in support of a Giving Tuesday featured fund, visit the Giving Tuesday Resources page.

Supporting Kent State has never been easier or more convenient. There are many ways to give to the fund of your choice. Visit this Giving Tuesday page to check out all the featured funds. Each featured fund includes a payroll-deduction option making supporting the university easy and fulfilling.

For more information about Kent State’s Giving Tuesday campaign, visit the FAQ page or contact Ms. Hupp at 330-672-9507.


POSTED: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 03:02 PM
UPDATED: Saturday, July 20, 2024 08:47 PM
Division of Institutional Advancement