Kent State University United Way Campaign Underway

The United Way of Portage County engages local communities and raises funds to meet local needs. Over 300 volunteers and a staff of five work to better the lives of those in our community. Monies raised through at-work campaigns and special events are used locally to fund 42 programs supported by 13 agencies, as well as to provide grants to organizations like the Ben Curtis Foundation, Raven Packs and SOAR, a medical student-run clinic at NEOMED for the uninsured and underinsured in Portage County. More information on these programs can be found at United Way of Portage County.

“Thanks to the generosity of Kent State University’s employees, United Way of Portage County is able to Fight Harder for the Education, Health and Financial Stability of the 43 percent of families in Portage County who are struggling, living pay check to pay check,” said Bill Childers, chief executive officer of the United Way of Portage County.

Kent State University is the largest employer in Portage County, and therefore, runs the largest at-work campaign. As an institution of higher education, KSU is helping to make the community strong and vibrant. As such, students and employees volunteer for, and get help from, the United Way and their community partners.

A big THANK YOU to those who have supported the United Way in the past. Please continue your support by renewing and possibly increasing your pledge. If you haven’t already, please consider joining this campaign. The university’s goal is $115,000. Start today at a minimum of $2 per pay. This level of commitment across the university community will make KSU’s goal very reachable. The United Way campaign ends Nov. 15, 2019, so please pledge today.

Log into FlashLine. Select University Resources> Giving Back> United Way and follow the prompts. Visit the university’s United Way web site for detailed instructions.

POSTED: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 10:37am
UPDATED: Monday, October 28, 2019 - 9:58am