Annual Fund

The Kent State University Annual Fund raises awareness of the university's achievements and encourages a culture of philanthropy throughout the university community.

Through the Annual Fund, individual alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends of the university are encouraged to demonstrate their commitment to the university's mission through annual financial support. Creating an environment conducive to philanthropy is essential for Kent State to achieve excellence in the classroom and beyond.


Our vision for the future includes:

  • Technology and facilities that provide the latest education tools
  • Real-world and international programs, such as research, internships and study-abroad
  • Increased opportunities for first-time and underrepresented scholars through merit- and need-based scholarships

Thousands of individuals have contributed to the Annual Fund to preserve the Kent State experience for those following in their footsteps. Please join us in remembering our past and shaping the future by making your annual gift today! Every gift, regardless of the amount, makes a difference and provides immediate assistance for Kent State students and programs.


Did you know that many employers will match the their employees’ charitable gifts? Use our convenient Matching Gifts Search tool to look up your employer – some companies will even match gifts made by an employee’s spouse or partner! Just a few extra steps could double or in some cases triple the value of your gift to Kent State!

Start your Annual Fund conversation today.

Kent State University Annual Fund
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001