Institutional Advancement

Kent State University’s Giving Tuesday raised more than $1.6 million to support student success, keeping Kent State students on track to their ultimate goal of obtaining their degree. Kent State University’s Giving Tuesday 2019 raised more than $1.6 million when it ended on Dec. 3 at 11:59 p.m., shattering the previous year’s record of $1.03 million. Supporters were able to choose from more than 40 featured giving options throughout the Kent State system, including student scholarships, educational programs, athletic teams...

Kent State University’s Giving Tuesday raised more than $1.6 million to support student success, keeping Kent State students on track to their ultimate goal of obtaining their degree. Kent State University’s Giving Tuesday 2019 raised more than $1.6 million when it ended on Dec. 3 at 11:59 p.m., shattering the previous year’s record of $1.03 million. Supporters were able to choose from more than 40 featured giving options throughout the Kent State system, including student scholarships, educational programs, athletic teams...

President Khalil Looney (far right) and some fellow members of Kent State University’s Male Empowerment Network (M.E.N.) pose for a photo. The Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation has pledged a $10,000 matching gift for Giving Tuesday to the M.E.N. Fund. With the launch of its 2019 Giving Tuesday campaign on Nov. 1, Kent State University has again transformed a one-day fundraising initiative into a monthlong giving campaign to support student scholarships, expanded programs, study away initiatives and modern facilities. Today, Kent State President Todd Diacon made a “groovy” announcement on...

President Khalil Looney (far right) and some fellow members of Kent State University’s Male Empowerment Network (M.E.N.) pose for a photo. The Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation has pledged a $10,000 matching gift for Giving Tuesday to the M.E.N. Fund. With the launch of its 2019 Giving Tuesday campaign on Nov. 1, Kent State University has again transformed a one-day fundraising initiative into a monthlong giving campaign to support student scholarships, expanded programs, study away initiatives and modern facilities. Today, Kent State President Todd Diacon made a “groovy” announcement on...

Constituent Relationship Management (CRM)

President Khalil Looney (far right) and some fellow members of Kent State University’s Male Empowerment Network (M.E.N.) pose for a photo. The Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation has pledged a $10,000 matching gift for Giving Tuesday to the M.E.N. Fund. In February, Advancement launched a series of email communications in Salesforce Marketing Cloud. During the implementation of Marketing Cloud, Advancement and Information Services worked with Salesforce to develop a communication send calendar and an IP Warming Strategy.  Additionally, the implementation team worked together to complete the...

Kent State alumnus Jacob Derwin (third from left) and other cast members of the CBS show “Survivor: Ghost Island” pose for a group photo. (Photo credit: Robert Voets/CBS) From Long Island to Kent State University and now Ghost Island. That is the path Kent State University alumnus Jacob Derwin took to become a cast member on the 36th season of the CBS show Survivor, which will begin airing Feb. 28. This season’s show is called Survivor: Ghost Island. Long before the show’s challenges began, the 2016 Kent...

Constituent Relationship Management (CRM)

Kent State alumnus Jacob Derwin (third from left) and other cast members of the CBS show “Survivor: Ghost Island” pose for a group photo. (Photo credit: Robert Voets/CBS) Advancement Core Team: Brittany Armann, Associate Director, Advancement Services Laura Brown, Executive Director, Advancement Services Leigh Greenfelder, Assistant Vice President, Advancement Communications Wiley Runnestrand, Associate Director, Digital Engagement   Technical Core Team: Jackie Cruz, Associate CRM Analyst Kim Homsher, Business...

Constituent Relationship Management (CRM)

Kent State alumnus Jacob Derwin (third from left) and other cast members of the CBS show “Survivor: Ghost Island” pose for a group photo. (Photo credit: Robert Voets/CBS) The Advancement team kicked off their CRM Journey into Marketing Cloud on Monday August 7, 2017 by participating in an all day discovery session with Information Services and our partners at Salesforce. This project will evaluate data needs, org setup/configuration, segmentation requirements, and communication methods for campaigns initiated by our...

Constituent Relationship Management (CRM)

Kent State alumnus Jacob Derwin (third from left) and other cast members of the CBS show “Survivor: Ghost Island” pose for a group photo. (Photo credit: Robert Voets/CBS) The Division of Institutional Advancement (IA) has found a way to connect a new divisional priority to its Salesforce CRM implementation through the addition of the Classy platform. As the division expands its fundraising opportunities, crowdfunding has become a priority to implement for the University. After much research, the team was able to...

Kent State student Theresa Medrano stands near the pillars of Merrill Hall on campus. Anything is possible. Theresa Medrano, a Kent State University senior from Westlake, Ohio, is living proof of this. At age 17, like most high school seniors, Medrano should have been thinking about senior prom and graduation. But she became a victim of domestic violence and was forced to withdraw from high school.  Instead of planning the next...