Welcome! We are pleased you have interest in learning about the many benefits of charitable gift planning. To speak with someone in the Center for Gift and Estate Planning about ways to benefit through a planned gift, call 330-672-1000 or email us at giftplan@kent.edu.  A member of our Planned Giving Team will be very pleased to help you.

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Laura Gorretta

A practicing attorney in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Laura Gorretta offers expertise in estate planning, wills, trusts, trust administration, guardianships, and elder law.

Prior to opening her own office in 2011, Laura was an attorney with Woodward & Griffiths; had spent over six years in the Estate Planning, Trust and Probate practice section of Calfee Halter & Griswold in Cleveland; and also served as Director of Gift Planning at Hiram College.

Other previous experience includes Ameritrust Company where she served as an attorney for the personal trust department; and Jones Day in Cleveland as part of the litigation group.

Laura has an undergraduate degree from Hiram College; a Masters in History and Archives Administration from Case Western Reserve University, and law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

With a background in charitable giving and nonprofit law, Laura has assisted donors to the Kent State University Foundation and enjoys matching charitable giving techniques to donors' philanthropic goals.

Laura is active in many professional and community associations including the Ohio State Bar Association section of Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law; and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; in addition to numerous other local and regional organizations. laura@gorrettaLaw.com

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