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Institutional Advancement
Some Big Departments Explained

Office of Institutional Advancement

Raising private funds and building partnerships are key to sustaining Kent State's mission of putting Excellence in Action every day. Through the Office of Institutional Advancement, alumni, parents, friends, faculty and staff stay connected to the university by supporting its initiatives and programs.

The mission of the Office of Institutional Advancement is to create a culture of philanthropy by engaging and educating individuals about the need for private support. With state support declining each year, the need for private support continues to increase. Private contributions from alumni, friends, foundations and corporations help educate students, build knowledge and strengthen our community. Gifts to Kent State provide needed support for everything from scholarships and research to building renovations and athletics. Whether someone gives $25 or endows a $25,000 scholarship every contribution matters.


Office of Alumni Relations
(Kent State University Alumni Association)

The Office of Alumni Relations is a department within Institutional Advancement. The Office of Alumni Relations enriches lives, encourages loyalty, and partners in shaping the universitys future.

Through The Kent State University Alumni Association, lifelong relations among alumni, students and Kent State University are built and sustained through programs and services that support their growth.

The Kent State University Alumni Association is committed to pursuing programming in direct alignment with its strategic directions deemed most vital to alumni relations.


Office of Annual Giving

The Office of Annual Giving is a department within Institutional Advancement. Through various initiatives, The Annual Fund raises awareness of the university's achievements and encourages a culture of philanthropy throughout the university community.

Through The Annual Fund, individual alumni, parents, faculty and staff, and friends of the university are encouraged to demonstrate their commitment to the university's mission through annual financial support. Supporters of the university are able to designate their gifts to the college, school or program of most importance to them.

The Annual Fund is dedicated to educating various audiences about the vital relationship between philanthropy and the universitys ability to fulfill its mission of sharing knowledge and teaching excellence.


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