How to Give

Alumni and friends of Kent State Athletics make a variety of gifts in support of the Golden Flashes. Your gift will directly affect a Kent State student-athlete and their pursuit In Class In Competition and In Life.

If you would like to make a contribution to Kent State Athletics, you may choose from a variety of ways that work best for you...

  • A one-time cash contribution
  • A pledge that spreads your commitment amount over a specific number of years
  • Contributing appreciated securities
  • Various planned giving options included in your will
  • Making an honorary or memorial gift

Your gift can be facilitated through any of the following methods:

Online Giving (Annual Fund)

You may give online and direct your gift to one of our many Athletic designations.

Donation Form

If you prefer not to give online, you are welcome to click here to download our donation form. Please complete the form fully and return to:

KSU Foundation, Attn: Gifts Processing
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, Ohio 44242

KSU Employee Payroll Deductions

Kent State employees can give back to the university conveniently and easily through payroll deduction fit to their individual preferences. The Payroll Deduction Form and The Golden Flashes Club brochure have an area on the application where the payroll deduction option is available. Download the Payroll Deduction Form here.

Matching Gifts

In many instances, gifts to The Golden Flashes Club may qualify for matching gifts from employers. If your company participates in a matching gift program, you will receive credit toward the total contribution. For more information and to obtain the appropriate paperwork, contact your company's personnel office. Please check with your employer and enclose your company’s matching gift form with your contribution, or visit to see if your employer extends this benefit to their employees.

Gifts in Kind

Donations made of gifts or services also qualify as gift credit. This type of donation generally consists of items that would normally be purchased by our athletic department. Credit is based on the fair market value.

Other Giving Opportunities

Other giving opportunities include scholarships, real estate, planned giving, life insurance policies, stocks or securities. For more information, please contact the Athletic Advancement Office at (330) 672-2078 or e-mail The Golden Flashes Club.

Sport: Soccer
Major: Business Management

Anticipated Graduation: 2014
Hometown: Ajax, Ontario, Canada

"I have learned that success does not come overnight, you need to work hard at every position you are in, and eventually success will follow. Another thing I have learned is that you need to be able to give back. There have been so many people that have taken the time to help me in my journey, and that is not something they had to do, but they did it anyways."