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Foundation Launches Annual Campaign

Annual Campaign Drive is an Investment in Kent State Tuscarawas Students

Annual Campaign Drive is an Investment in Kent State Tuscarawas Students

For Kent State Tuscarawas students, the future is now!  You can make a difference for these local students by joining the Tuscarawas County University Foundation as it launches the 2015 annual campaign For the Future.

The campaign will kick off at Kent State Tuscarawas October 26 with an open house and luncheon for the campus community and business and civic leaders from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Remarks will be made at 12:30 p.m.

As part of the public fund drive, the Foundation will have a special business campaign.  The corporate campaign leadership includes Jeff Mathias of Howard Hanna and Dwain Colvin of Dover Chemical.  Other community volunteers serving as Blue and Gold Ambassadors include:  Doug Bambeck, Investment Partners; Diane Lautenschleger, Tuscarawas County Convention & Visitors Bureau; Terri Davis, Ohio Billing; Milo Miller, The Budget; Melanie Osborn, AloNovus; Rodney Sommers, Novogradac & Company; Michael Roberts, WJER Radio; and Kiley Kendall, Edward Jones.

The event, located in room 107/113 at the Science and Advanced Technology Center, will included brief presentations by Dr. Bradley Bielski, dean and chief administrative officer, and campaign leaders, as well as a video testimonial by Kerri Silverthorn, a senior communications major.

According to Bielski, “We’re constantly inspired by students like Kerri who have chosen to build their futures at Kent State Tuscarawas and who plan to use those futures in exceptional ways. We encourage the community to donate to the Foundation’s annual fund to assist us in providing these essential scholarships and modern campus learning resources.”

The Foundation was created in 1968 to sustain and advance a high standard of education and excellence at Kent State Tuscarawas.  Funds raised through the campaign are used for student scholarships and student initiatives, as well as providing excellent educational facilities and equipment.

“We are asking the community to help us support our hardworking students by making a gift to our For the Future Founders Fund benefiting student scholarships and student support services,” said Chad Conrad, director of advancement. “Students like Kerri Silverthorn are an excellent example of the types of students who receive vital scholarships through our campus’ Tuscarawas County University Foundation.”

Donations to the Tuscarawas County University Foundation in support of Kent State Tuscarawas can be sent to Tuscarawas County University Foundation, 330 University DR. NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663 or online at  For more information, contact Conrad at 330.308.7445 or by email at

POSTED: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 4:00pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 11:55am