Thank you for your interest in the Student Life Study!
You can help us achieve our goal of transforming student lives through cutting-edge research and evidence-based interventions.

Support for the Student Life Study can take many forms – financial contributions, donation or reduced costs for research equipment or services, endowment to support student or faculty research, or any number of other options (see below).

We are grateful for your consideration and please feel us to contact us directly to talk about giving opportunities ( or

Karin Coifman, Ph.D.
John Gunstad, Ph.D.

Ways to Give

Select any of the links below to learn more about the most common options for giving to Kent State University:

Cash, Checks, Credit Card, PayPal

The easiest way to donate; contributions can be sent via check to the Kent State Foundation office, or you can make a credit card donation online.


The Kent State Foundation accepts appreciated securities, which may offer a larger tax benefit than a cash gift.

Real Estate

Gifts of long-term, appreciated real estate usually offer an immediate tax benefit.

Gift Planning

Bequests present a way to leave a legacy after your lifetime. You may also establish a trust or annuity that can provide income to you or a loved one while benefiting the university. Our advisers can help you determine the best options.

Payroll Deduction

Employees of Kent State University can make their contributions through automatic deductions from their paychecks.

Employer Matching Program

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please enter your employer's name below.

Our Sponsors

We are grateful to those helping to sponsor the Student Life Study.

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