Plans, Reports and Values


Engage and inspire alumni, friends and partners to connect with Kent State University - and its students - by giving of their time, talent and treasure.


Foster a robust and dynamic network of engaged partners who grow the culture of philanthropy at Kent State, transforming lives and making the world Forever Brighter.


  • Respect, Kindness and Purpose

  • Community

  • Transforming Lives

  • Freedom of Expression and Idea Exchange

  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

  • Continuous Improvement


The Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement (DPAE) has opened a new chapter at Kent State University. Our strategic plan, Building a Brighter Future Through Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement, was developed through collaboration and input from members of our division, the Kent State University Foundation Board, the Kent State Alumni Association Board, university administrators, faculty and staff.

Read the Strategic Plan (PDF)


We aim high in order to ensure we are providing the most meaningful opportunities for our alumni and donors to engage with Kent State University. Our FY23 Goals are reflective of the work we will do within our strategic plan.

Read Division Goals (PDF)