Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Do gifts to The Golden Flashes Club qualify me for any special recognition?
A. Yes. Annual gifts to The Golden Flashes Club qualify you for recognition through one of several Intercollegiate Athletics recognition clubs, each with its own particular benefits. In addition, lifetime giving will qualify you for recognition through Kent State University. Giving to endowment funds may qualify you for certain name recognition as well.
Q. If I make a gift to a particular sport, does that contribution count as a gift to The Golden Flash Club?
A. Yes. All gifts to specific sports are counted.
Q. Do matching gifts count as part of my total giving to The Golden Flashes Club?
A. Yes. You will receive credit for all matching gifts attributed to you. Please be aware that match amounts are not tax deductible. Please visit www.matchinggifts.com/KentState to see if your employer offers this benefit.
Q. Are my gifts to the club tax deductible?
A. All contributions to the fund are considered gifts to Kent State University. Most gifts are fully tax deductable minus the value of any benefits received as a result of the gift. Please consult your tax advisor.
Q. Do I need to give at a certain time of year to receive full benefits?
A. Benefits for members of The Golden Flashes Club are valid during the fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) in which their donation is made. If a donor makes a gift in July, for example, he or she will receive their full benefit package from July through the end of the fiscal year the following June (12 months), enabling them to reap their benefits for the full academic year. Click here to learn more about annual-based membership and giving.
Q. I am a member of the KSU Alumni Association. Do my membership dues count as a gift to The Golden Flashes Club?
A. No. The KSU Alumni Association is an independent membership organization, and membership dues are not considered to be a gift to the university or to Intercollegiate Athletics.
Q. If I make a new gift to an endowment fund in Intercollegiate Athletics, does that gift count as a contribution to The Golden Flashes Club?
A. Yes. All contributions to current or newly established endowment funds in Intercollegiate Athletics count as gifts to The Golden Flashes Club for the number of years through which the endowment is pledged.