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A Time to Give

Giving Tuesday
Every fall since 2014, Kent State University celebrates philanthropy for the entire month of November during its Giving Tuesday campaign—the university’s spin on Giving Tuesday, the international day of philanthropy officially recognized on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, which falls on Dec. 3 this year.

From student scholarships to research opportunities, from athletics to poetry programs and everything in between, there are more than 40 featured giving options across the Kent State system. In addition to making individual donations, Kent State supporters can create individual peer-to-peer fundraising pages for the featured fund of their choice to help encourage their friends and family to support the university, as well.

It’s the best time of year for KSU donors who want to maximize the impact of their gift, as each featured fund has matching dollars—which means a gift of $50 becomes $100, a gift of $100 becomes $200 and so on. The featured funds are also eligible for many incentives throughout the month that financially reward the funds for bringing in donors and gifts.

"We call the Giving Tuesday campaign our most generous annual tradition.”

—Danielle Hupp, senior associate director of Special Giving Initiatives

“We call the Giving Tuesday campaign our most generous annual tradition because there is an overwhelming influx of support from alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends,” says Danielle Hupp, senior associate director of Special Giving Initiatives. “It is inspiring to see the impact that can be made in such a short amount of time when people come together.”

Since its inception five years ago, the month-long Giving Tuesday campaign has raised funds in support of more than 50 areas throughout the university network. In 2018, Kent State witnessed its most successful Giving Tuesday to date with a grand total of $1,030,000 in gifts that came from all around the world. Kent State Baseball raised the most funds with $36,500, and Kent State Track and Field attracted nearly 170 unique supporters.  

How will you make an impact? You decide! Visit www.Kent.edu/GivingTuesday to learn about all the featured funds and support the one that matters to you!


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POSTED: Monday, November 11, 2019 11:29 AM
Updated: Thursday, December 8, 2022 09:27 AM