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Donna Adler

Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations
  Donna Adler is a published writer and skilled editor, who is currently serving as the associate director for Corporate and Foundation Relations. She is responsible for the development, administration, and submission of proposals for Institutional Advancement. She also serves as a liaison for private, corporate, and foundation proposals between the Office of Sponsored Programs, Kent State’s eight-campus system, and all college-based grant writers. Donna has more than 15 years’ experience in Kent State University's Office of Institutional Advancement including grant development and writing, prospect research and tracking, direct mail fundraising appeals, data mining, and training.


Donna holds a B.A. in English from Kent State University, where she is currently pursuing a M.A. in journalism and mass communication with a focus on magazine reporting and editing. She is the former vice president of programming for the Northern Ohio Chapter of the Grant Professionals Association (GPA), as well as a former national member of GPA. Additionally, she is a member of the Online News Association (ONA), Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Kent State University Alumni Association. She is a former member of the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA) and the Ohio Prospect Research Network (OPRN).  

Donna Adler
Division of Institutional Advancement
Admin Services Bldg
Phone: 330-672-1464
Fax: 330-672-3275