Welcome to the Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement. Kent State University is Northeast Ohio’s No. 1 choice among public universities. With state support of the university providing less than 20 percent of its budget, the university relies on private support to ensure student success, enhance academic excellence and innovation, expand breakthrough research and provide contemporary, high-tech facilities for learning, study and research.
Raising funds to align with scholarship needs is our first priority at Kent State, and that focus ensures we support our students from the day they receive their letter of acceptance to the day they receive their diploma. With scholarships, we can assist our students as they pursue their degrees, enhancing their experiences and increasing their chances of success. By pairing philanthropic support with institutional funds, we can better address the array of financial needs that impact our diverse student body.
During the past few decades, Kent State has gone from an academic, athletic and economic driver in Northeast Ohio to a thought-starter, fierce competitor and innovation leader at the national and international levels. Research and programmatic additions to the university – like the Brain Health Research Institute and the Design Innovation Initiative – have elevated our reputation and cemented our place on the world stage. We have an opportunity to keep evolving and to change the way people think, learn, compete and teach.
Our goal is to be a magnet for talented students who want to change the world and a flagship for faculty and staff who have the talent to lead such a bold initiative. To achieve this, our physical spaces must match the innovative and transformative experiences taking place across our educational system. New and updated facilities for the Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship and College of Aeronautics and Engineering will lay the foundation for a continuous expansion of what is possible when our physical spaces accurately reflect our stellar programs.