Support the Geauga Campus and Twinsburg Academic Center

Dear Alumni and Friends,

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As Dean of Kent State University at Geauga and the Twinsburg Academic Center, I want to thank you for your support of our campus. We recognize the importance of our alumni and communities, and we know we truly could not be here without you.

Kent State Geauga has been serving the area with a world-class education and community offerings for more than 50 years. The generous gifts we have received continue to support Kent State’s Students First mission, allowing students to continue on their path to a successful life.

Your donations directly impact our students’ experiences and make their goal of reaching graduation attainable.

Our two-site location has many exciting initiatives for the next year and we hope you will invest in our campus and our students to achieve a bright and exciting future!


Angela Spalsbury, Ph.D.
Dean and Chief Administrative Officer
Kent State University at Geauga and the Twinsburg Academic Center

To speak with someone about making a gift, please contact Angela Spalsbury ( or 440-834-4187)

Support Kent State Geauga

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Kent State University at Geauga and the Twinsburg Academic Center meet students where they are. Both campus locations are embedded in the local communities and provide a world-class education at an affordable price, close to home, offering more than 20 career-oriented associate and bachelor’s degree programs that help students achieve their life goals.

Geauga Campus Renovations - The Geauga Campus in Burton will be undergoing facility improvement projects beginning in 2022. The facility improvements will include constructing a nursing skills lab and instructional space, a student learning commons, and enhancing exterior signage. Learn more about this exciting project.

John Granny Memorial Patio – Kent State University unexpectedly lost one of its most dedicated and longtime employees in July 2020. John Granny, director of Business Affairs for Kent State Geauga and the Twinsburg Academic Center, passed away suddenly after more than 30 years of service to the university. The patio will be a place for Granny’s friends and family, as well as the campus community, to gather, meet or study.

Faculty Scholarship – Kent State Geauga and Twinsburg Academic Center established the Faculty Scholarship for faculty to support and encourage students by selecting and awarding scholarship support based on their academic potential and achievements.

Last Dollar Scholarship Fund – Many of our Kent State Geauga and Twinsburg Academic Center students find themselves in an emergency financial situation due to various personal, family or employment-related strains. This need-based fund allows the campus to meet the immediate financial needs to help students stay in school and on track to earning a degree.

Rising Scholars Fund – Kent State University established the Rising Scholars program to work with local students in grades 7-12. Rising Scholars focuses on students who will be first-generation college students. They have the academic talent, but need additional support and guidance from current Kent State students to learn how to prepare for, access and navigate the collegiate experience. Upon completion of the program, students are offered full tuition to a Kent State regional campus. This fund assists in providing scholarships and program dollars.

Berkshire Promise Scholarship – Supports Berkshire School District students interested in taking classes at the Geauga Campus in Burton. The campus has a longtime relationship with the school district. In 2020, the Berkshire School District broke ground for a new, state-of-the-art classroom building located on 27 acres of the Kent State University Geauga Campus. The university donated land to the district to honor the gift of land that Mr. BJ Shanower made to the university more than 50 years ago to create the Geauga Campus.

Support Kent State Geauga

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Your choices of where and how to support Kent State students, our vision and our mission are endless, and include a variety of scholarships and programs. These university-wide key initiatives impact a large population of our students and your gift will make an immediate and lasting impact.

Emergency Grant Fund supports students during pandemic - With the multitude of challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of students and their families are encountering unexpected financial challenges associated with travel, food, housing, technology needs and, in some cases, lost wages by both the student and parents. “Our students need us now more than ever,” said Kent State President Todd Diacon. “I am confident our Golden Flash family will answer that call, because despite the uncertainty we are all facing at this time, there is one thing that remains constant: Flashes Take Care of Flashes.”

Scholarships put students first - At Kent State, we have a laser focus on ensuring that students have the education, experiences and support they need to graduate and to live successful, meaningful lives. Our deep and unwavering commitment to putting Students First has guided the development of strategies and a culture that welcomes all students with open arms and pushes them to become more than they ever imagined. Raising funds to align with scholarship needs is our first priority at Kent State, and ensures we support our students from the day they receive their letter of acceptance, to the day they receive their degree.

Study abroad experiences - Every student—regardless of their age, means or area of interest—should have the opportunity to receive a global education. That’s why we offer education abroad scholarships to students of all majors. Your gift can help open up a world that students didn’t even know existed. Study abroad opportunities are some of the most direct and effective ways to transform a student’s life for the better, empowering students to engage in once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for study, research and exploration. We encourage students of all majors to expand their worldview through studying abroad in one of our programs in more than 60 countries, and we see tremendous interest in participating in these experiences. Many students just can't afford to do so without financial support.

College of Public Health develops health care leaders, innovations - Through teaching, research and service, the College of Public Health is living out its mission to develop public health leaders and promote public health innovations in collaboration with community partners both locally and globally. Together, our faculty, staff and students are making tremendous impacts on the health of those on our campuses, regionally, across the country and around the world. Our graduates are needed now more than ever to address global health concerns.

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Select any of the links below to learn more about the most common options for giving to Kent State University:

Cash, Checks, Credit Card, PayPal

The easiest way to donate; contributions can be sent via check to the Kent State Foundation office, or you can make a credit card donation online.


The Kent State Foundation accepts appreciated securities, which may offer a larger tax benefit than a cash gift.

Real Estate

Gifts of long-term, appreciated real estate usually offer an immediate tax benefit.

Gift Planning

Bequests present 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. Our advisers can help you determine the best options.

Payroll Deduction

Employees of Kent State University can make their contributions through automatic deductions from their paychecks.

Employer Matching Program

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 below.

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