“Thank-A-Giver (T.A.G.) Day” to Be Held at Kent State, Oct. 1

Donors, alumni and friends who help support Kent State and its students to be acknowledged and thanked

Kent State University’s Annual Giving and Donor Services departments are sponsoring “Thank-A-Giver (T.A.G.) Day” on Wednesday, Oct. 1, on the Kent Campus as a way to acknowledge and thank the many generous donors, alumni and friends who help support Kent State and its students.

The event will include food, raffle prizes, music and fun from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Risman Plaza, located in front of the Kent Student Center. There also will be a giant “thank you” card for students to sign and convey their appreciation to donors for their support. FLASHanthropy, a student organization that promotes the importance of “paying it forward” to support the future of Kent State, will host the event with the Annual Giving and Donor Services departments. Faculty and staff donors will receive special T.A.G. Day lanyards and will be encouraged to wear them throughout the day so that students can identify them as donors and thank them personally.

“It’s terrific to see our students come together like this in a fun, informal way just to say thank you to all of our Kent State supporters,” said Albert Melfo, Kent State’s director of annual giving.

Open to all students, faculty, staff and the donor community, T.A.G. Day will celebrate the spirit of philanthropy in action with special tags scattered throughout campus that point out the many ways that donor support impacts every student’s education – from scholarships and grants to buildings, programs and equipment.

“T.A.G. Day is a great way for students like me to properly thank our donors, whose generosity contributes to keeping the university running every day,” said Andrew Cappuzzello, senior FLASHanthropist and integrated mathematics major at Kent State. “Our generation is trying to make philanthropy and paying it forward a priority. T.A.G. Day is one more way for us to get our message of goodwill out and to say thank you.”

“Private support from donors has a profound impact on the lives of Kent State’s students and faculty, and the quality of our academic and athletic programs,” said Valoree Vargo, executive director for donor services at Kent State. “This special day of recognition and thanks is important to acknowledge the people who make such a difference in the lives of so many others.”

For more information about T.A.G. Day, contact Taylor Police at tpolice@kent.edu or 330-672-1427.

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Media Contacts:
Taylor Police, tpolice@kent.edu, 330-672-1427
Emily Vincent, evincen2@kent.edu, 330-672-8595

POSTED: Monday, September 22, 2014 04:33 PM
Updated: Saturday, December 3, 2022 01:02 AM
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