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Athletic department’s ‘fundraising arm’ raises most funds in five years

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor September 22, 2022

The Golden Flashes Club, the athletic department’s annual donors, raised its highest amount of money since 2017 in its first full year after the COVID-19 pandemic. The group’s 2,300 donors, who...

Valoree Vargo is the Vice President of the Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement and the CEO of the Kent State Foundation.

Kent State raises over $6 million for students

Berkeley Chadwick Reporter February 6, 2022

Over $6 million in scholarships was given to students after an “unprecedented” year of fundraising for the Kent State Foundation.Attaining a degree is costly but the foundation has a plan to help;...

Valoree Vargo will serve as Kent States vice president for philanthropy and alumni engagement starting on Sept. 1 and as the executive director of the Kent State University Foundation following the appointment of its board of directors. April 31, 2021.

University announces annual ‘Giving Tuesdays’ fundraiser

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor November 1, 2021

Kent State University announced Monday its annual 'Giving Tuesdays' campaign that will take place throughout the month of November. The initiative, which is in its eighth year, has raised almost $7 million...

Kent State announces ‘Forever Brighter’ fundraising campaign; largest fundraiser in university history

Alexandra Golden Reporter Owen Macmillan Assistant Managing Editor October 3, 2021

Correction: Sandy Armstrong, co-chair of the campaign committee, was mistakenly referred to as "Cindy Armstrong." The article has also been edited to reflect the current fundraising number reported by...

Joshua Fine (center) poses for a picture at the the Kent State PhoneCenter in 2019.

Students connect with alumni through PhoneCenter even during coronavirus pandemic

Zoë Blank Reporter March 3, 2021

Student callers are raising money and building relationships with alumni and student peers from home with the Kent State PhoneCenter.The PhoneCenter is a branch of the Annual Fund which promotes the university...

ROTC members move to online labs on Wednesday mornings during COVID-19.

The trouble for ROTC members caused by COVID-19

Bridget Lin Reporter April 14, 2020

With COVID-19 canceling important fundraising events, retreats, morning training, marches and in-person training, ROTC members take a hard hit with the difficult changes they have to deal with. Since...

Kent State sees largest fundraising year in school’s history

Kristin Hohman October 5, 2017

Kent State announced its highest-ever fundraising year in the university's history Wednesday. For fiscal year 2017, the university received $38.9 million in private donations.This marks a 31 percent increase...

A student from Ohio University leads others in zumba during Flash-a-thon in the Student Recreation and Wellness center on Saturday night, April 25, 2015. This year the annual 12-hour dance party helped raise $37,784 for the kids at the Akron Children’s Hospital.

Flash-A-Thon surpasses fundraising goal for the kids

Kate Schwanke April 26, 2015

As Kent State students danced the day and night away on Saturday, April 25, the third annual Flash-A-Thon raised $37,784.46, surpassing the original goal of $30,000 for the hematology and oncology departments...

Fundraising begins for Dan Smith community park

 Dan Smith, former Kent economic development director, is known by many throughout the Kent community as one of the driving forces behind the revitalization of downtown.Smith lost his life in 2014 after...

Phi Mu, Alpha Tau Omega and Phi Sigma Kappa present an Aladdin-themed performance at Songfest in the Student Center Ballroom on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014.

Greek Life takes fundraising to the stage at SongFest 2014

Gabrielle Martinez November 16, 2014

The entire Kent State Greek community sang and danced its way to raising more than $30,000 for S.A.V.E., Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, at SongFest 2014 on Nov. 15 in the Kent State Ballroom. SongFest...

Upcoming fundraising event to benefit a KSU student

Olivia Young September 29, 2014

Kent State University Libraries will host its second annual fundraising event for the 2014-2015 Legacy Scholarship.The 2014 Legacy Scholarship Dinner will be in the Kent State Student Center Ballroom at...

Alumni residency

Spare some change?

Daniel Moore April 21, 2014

At a fundraising event in November, Kent State President Lester Lefton strode up to the podium and, in a seven-minute speech, rattled off a long list of achievements.Record student enrollments. Record...

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