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Ways to Give

Ways to Give

Transforming the Lives of Our Students

There are many ways that your generosity can transform the lives of our students. Philanthropic gifts enhance academic excellence and innovation, expand breakthrough research, and provide contemporary, high-tech facilities for learning, study and research. Our students have always driven forward with purpose. Now it’s time to illuminate the world, sparking the imagination and support of those who will go on to create an even more meaningful future.

Ways to Give

Cash, Checks, Credit Card, PayPal

The easiest way to support Kent State is through a cash gift. You can make a contribution through numerous ways.

Charge your gift online. The university's secure online giving site can process your credit card or PayPal contribution to provide immediate support. Make your gift right now

Charge your gift by phone. If you would prefer to speak to someone from Kent State to make your credit card donation, please call 330-672-2222.

Wire transfer. Please direct your accountant or broker to contact the Kent State University Foundation for instructions.

Gifts of Securities

Gifts of appreciated securities may offer better tax benefits than a gift of cash. Please ask your accountant or broker to contact the Kent State University Foundation for instructions.

Electronic transfer - Please ask your accountant or broker to contact the Kent State University Foundation for instructions.
 
Physical securities registered in the foundation's name. For donors who wish to have shares transferred into the Foundation’s name, consult your broker/agent or the security issuing agent for instructions. The foundation’s Federal Tax Identification Number is 34-6576307. After completion of transfer, send security via registered mail to the foundation. Please include a transmittal letter identifying the name and address of the donor, security description and quantity, and intended purpose of the gift.
 
Physical securities in the donor's name. If you wish to make a donation in the form of physical securities registered in your name, please contact the Foundation.

Real Estate

The university accepts real estate, including undeveloped land, farms, commercial buildings, vacation homes and residences. The tax benefits can be even more significant than for cash gifts. To learn more about real estate donations  please contact us.

Kent State University Foundation, 350 S. Lincoln Street, P.O. Box 5190, Kent, Ohio 44242-0001, advancement@kent.edu, 330-672-2222 (phone), 330-672-3049 (fax)

Gift Planning

Bequests provide a way to leave a legacy after your lifetime. You may also establish a trust or annuity that can provide income to you or a loved one while benefiting the university.

Leave a Lasting Legacy - Did you know you can leave a lasting legacy and make a profound impact at Kent State University or WSKU without opening your checkbook? A gift in your will or living trust, also called a bequest, or gifts through IRA rollovers and annuities, are effective and flexible ways to support the future of our students, faculty and programs.

These types of gifts are one of our most important sources of individual support. They provide many tax benefits for our generous donors, but more importantly, they fund critical areas including student scholarships and academic programs that enable our remarkable students to be prepared to make limitless, positive impacts in their regions, across the nation and around the globe.

Estate Gifts Can Come in Many Forms - Did you know that gifts via will or trust do not have to only be a specific cash amount? These gifts can also be in the form of a specific asset, stocks and bonds, real estate, a percentage or remainder of your estate or other effects.

Contact Us - Kent State University Foundation, 350 S. Lincoln Street, P.O. Box 5190, Kent, Ohio 44242-0001, advancement@kent.edu, 330-672-2222 (phone), 330-672-3049 (fax)

Payroll Deduction

Employee gifts provide funding for important programs, including student scholarships, and demonstrate employees' belief in our mission. Faculty and staff can contribute by credit card online, by mailing a check, by a gift of securities or through a planned gift. They can also use payroll deduction, which provides an easy way to make a one-time or ongoing gift.

Make a Gift

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please enter your employer's name in the search box below.

(If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, complete, sign and send with your gift. The impact of your gift to The Kent State University Foundation may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies also match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.)

Contact Information

Kent State University Foundation
350 S. Lincoln Street
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, Ohio 44242-0001

330-672-2222 (phone)
330-672-3049 (fax)
advancement@kent.edu

 

Support Our Students

Whether your gift supports scholarships, programs or new campus buildings, your generosity will help make our students’ futures Forever Brighter.