Division of Institutional Advancement

Members of the Kent State University Marching Band make their way toward Main Street during the start of the 2016 Homecoming Parade. Kent State University will celebrate Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 14, with classic traditions such as the Bowman Cup 5K Race, Kiss on the K, Homecoming Parade and football game. This year’s Homecoming will feature Kent State alumni Ben and Candace Curtis as the Homecoming Parade Grand Marshals. The Homecoming parade is scheduled to begin at 10...

Students involved with Kent State’s Campus Kitchen Project prepare meals for local community members in need. It’s clear that Kent State University’s many generous supporters significantly impact our students and that their giving has a significant, personal impact for them as well. You can read our donors’ inspiring stories here, but it’s important to know that many of our students are also inspiring philanthropists as well. The Kent State Office...

Pictured (left to right) are Barb Smith of KeyBank; Margot Copeland of KeyBank Foundation and Kent State Board of Trustees; Kent State student Jordan Wilkins; Kent State President Beverly Warren; and Kent State Foundation Board Chair Gary Brahler. KeyBank Foundation has granted $1 million to Kent State University to support programs to increase the recruitment, retention and graduation rates of underrepresented students consistent with the university’s continued mission to help all students reach their full potential in earning a degree.  Attention to academic quality and student success...

Pictured (left to right) are Barb Smith of KeyBank; Margot Copeland of KeyBank Foundation and Kent State Board of Trustees; Kent State student Jordan Wilkins; Kent State President Beverly Warren; and Kent State Foundation Board Chair Gary Brahler. KeyBank Foundation has granted $1 million to Kent State University to support programs to increase the recruitment, retention and graduation rates of underrepresented students consistent with the university’s continued mission to help all students reach their full potential in earning a degree.  Attention to academic quality and student success...

Pictured (left to right) are Barb Smith of KeyBank; Margot Copeland of KeyBank Foundation and Kent State Board of Trustees; Kent State student Jordan Wilkins; Kent State President Beverly Warren; and Kent State Foundation Board Chair Gary Brahler. WHAT: Leaders from Kent State University and KeyBank Foundation will join corporate and foundation leaders from across Northeast Ohio to announce a partnership and significant financial gift. This contribution supports incoming Kent State freshmen with access and support to close the graduation gap that exists for underrepresented students. WHEN:...

Pictured (left to right) are Barb Smith of KeyBank; Margot Copeland of KeyBank Foundation and Kent State Board of Trustees; Kent State student Jordan Wilkins; Kent State President Beverly Warren; and Kent State Foundation Board Chair Gary Brahler. Gift to endow Fashion School chair and support study-away program for students Kent, Ohio – May 1, 2017 – Kent State University has received a $2.5 million gift for its Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising from the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation of Hudson, Ohio. The gift will fund two initiatives:...

Kent State students share a laugh in the Nest. On Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29, alumni, friends, faculty and staff are encouraged to take a moment to “put your money where your heart is” with gifts supporting Kent State students. Kent State University President Beverly Warren again pledged $25,000 to support Kent State on Nov. 29, which is Giving Tuesday. In addition, the Kent State University Foundation is pledging an additional $50,000 to match every gift, dollar for dollar, designated to the Kent State programs and initiatives of the donor’s choice.       ...

Virginia Albanese (far left) of FedEx Custom Critical presents a giant check to Kent State President Beverly Warren. Also pictured are Interim Dean Robert Sines, Vice President Stephen Sokany and Flash. Kent State University’s College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology will receive a $1.5 million gift from FedEx over three years. The gift will support the university’s flight program, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2017 and has outgrown current facilities at the Kent State University Airport. “I am proud to...

Virginia Albanese (far left) of FedEx Custom Critical presents a giant check to Kent State President Beverly Warren. Also pictured are Interim Dean Robert Sines, Vice President Stephen Sokany and Flash. FedEx Express donation has jumpstarted fundraising for the new Aeronautics building at the Kent State Airport. Kent State University’s College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology will receive a $1.5 million gift from FedEx over three years. The gift will support the university’s flight program, which will celebrate its 50th...

Kent State students pose with Flash, the university’s mascot, in a #FlashesForever photo frame during Homecoming.   WHAT: Kent State University will celebrate Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 1, with classic traditions such as the Bowman Cup 5K Race, Kiss on the K, Homecoming Parade and football game against the Akron Zips that kicks off at 3:30 p.m. This year’s Homecoming will feature Kent State alumnus Josh Cribbs, ’10, as the Parade Grand Marshal.  ...