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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Meet Our Advisors

Jim Frye

Jim started in the financial service industry immediately after graduating from Kent in 1971 with a degree in Business Management. As President of The Frye Company in Twinsburg, Ohio, Jim provides financial planning to individuals with a focus on closely-held business owners. After helping reduce their taxes and increase their net worth, he concentrates on creating tax-efficient retirement plans.

Jim has pioneered a unique approach using “cash flow” as primary focus and integrating all other benefits, including Social Security maximization techniques.

Jim also works with individuals to maximize retirement income while preserving assets for future generations.

Jim has furthered his education by obtaining the Chartered Life Underwriter and the Chartered Financial Consultant degrees through the American College and continues his education by attending over 60 hours of continuing education yearly.

He is a member of various associations including a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Roundtable, the Society of Financial Service Professionals and the Circle of Wealth Group.

Jim resides in Hudson with his wife Lori and is an avid golfer He may be reached at 330-963-3300, or at: theinsgroup@yahoo.com

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