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Successful 2013 United Way Campaign Raises More Than $152,700

Posted April 22, 2013 | Emily Vincent
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Members of the Kent State University United Way Steering
Committee join Kent State Vice President Iris Harvey (far
left), Kent State Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
and Provost Todd Diacon (second from left) and United Way
of Portage County President and CEO Steve Kleiber (far right)
for a group photo. The university’s successful 2013 United
Way campaign raised $152,771.92.

Kent State University, the number one employer in Portage County and the number one donor to the United Way of Portage County, celebrated a successful 2013 United Way campaign, raising $152,771.92.

This year’s campaign, chaired by Kent State Vice President for University Relations Iris Harvey, focused on increasing the number of Kent State employees who contributed to United Way. At the campaign’s conclusion, participation increased by 112 donors over last year.

“We achieved a number of impressive milestones this year,” Harvey says. “Three of our 11 colleges, as well as five departments, divisions and offices on campus, achieved or surpassed the goal of tripling the number of employees who gave in 2013 versus their 2012 results.”

Participation results at or above goal were:

Colleges

  • College of Business Administration – 127 percent
  • College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology – 113 percent (100 percent employee participation)
  • Honors College – 100 percent

Departments/Divisions/Offices

  • Athletics – 108 percent
  • Human Resources – 104 percent
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – 101 percent
  • General Counsel – 100 percent (100 percent employee participation)
  • Office of the President – 100 percent (100 percent employee participation)
  • University Relations – 100 percent

To help celebrate the successful campaign, Harvey was joined by Kent State Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Todd Diacon and members of the Kent State University United Way Steering Committee to present a ceremonial check to Steve Kleiber, president and CEO of the United Way of Portage County, and Stephanie Rummel, director of development at the United Way of Portage County.

Members of the Kent State University United Way Steering Committee are:

Barb Boltz Jennifer Kramer Tom Schmidlin
Peta Denno
Ralph Lorenz Lashonda Taylor
Paul Fehrmann Sheba Marshall Monica Teamer
James Hardy Peggy Misra Deb Terrill
Charles Harker Pat Nash Barbara Tyner
Shelley Ingraham Beverly Robertson Lisa Vargas
Kim Kennedy Elaine Robinson Judy Yasenosky
Nicole Kotlan Katie Schilling Kim Yodice

The ceremonial check is now displayed in the window of the United Way of Portage County’s office in Ravenna. The window also includes a thank-you message to Kent State for its contribution to this year’s campaign.

“Thank you for contributing to this important cause,” Harvey says. “Your support is essential to the success of our campaign.”