Kent State reaches fundraising goal early

Daniel Moore

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The Kent State Board of Trustees announced today the university has reached its five-year, $250 million goal of the Centennial Campaign ahead of schedule.

Gene Finn, vice president for Institutional Advancement, made the announcement during the board’s External Relations and Development Committee meeting this morning in Rockwell Hall.

Finn said Athletic Director Joel Nielsen was instrumental in reaching the goal so early. Nielsen received an $8 million commitment from an alumnus in California, which brought the university close to goal in August.

The Centennial Campaign began in 2007 as a fundraising goal by the university to raise $250 million by Spring 2012. President Lefton had announced last week he expected the university to reach its goal later in the fall.

Finn said the campaign is remaining open until June 30, and everyone is still encouraged to participate. The new goal he hopes to see by the deadline, he said, is $280 million.

-Daniel Moore