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Inspiring Stories

Legacies Change Lives

Even though he passed away in 2011, Brittany Caldwell, a sophomore at the East Liverpool campus, feels like she knows Gus Markanton well.

His Charitable Trust Gifts the MPA Program

When Jim Tinnin came to Kent State in 1978 from Michigan, he only planned to be here for two years to complete a federal grant project.

Her Gifts Keep the Music Coming at WKSU

Lovers of classical music and all other things NPR will find a friend in Sandie Kramer.

A Heart for First-Generation Students

Rick and Janis Krumel remember well what it was like to be the first in their families to attend college. Jan's hard-working parents paid for most of her education.

Why we're leaving a legacy: Andy, '73, and Micheal, '72 Sonderman

Andy and Micheal Sonderman have fond memories of their time as students at both the Trumbull and Kent campuses.

Why I'm leaving a legacy: Marilyn Seifert Flower, B.S. '61, M.E. '86

Marilyn Flower and her late husband, Don, were passionate supporters of the men's basketball and wrestling programs at Kent State, and Marilyn loves Porthouse Theater as well.

Why I'm Leaving A Legacy: Patricia Grutzmacher, '85

Patricia Grutzmacher, '85, professor emerita of music education, remembers that as a student it was important for her to have time to study, reflect, philosophize and actually learn.

Why I'm Leaving A Legacy: Randall Keller, '08

What's your motivation to give back? Randall Keller, '08, feels Kent State is a vital part of Northeast Ohio, and has chosen to boost its regional impact through his estate plan.

Ed and Peg Hall—All Roads Lead to A Giving Legacy

Ed Hall and his wife, Peg, have funded a gift annuity which will benefit the Map Library in the Kent State University Libraries.

David and Patricia Grutzmacher Keep the Giving Circle Growing

If you've ever been a "band nerd," you have a lot in common with David and Pat Grutzmacher.

WKSU Legacy Gift Keeps Window on the World Open

The fact that Richard III's remains were recently found in England would have been a complete delight to Sondra Constant.

Martin and Susan Goetz

Keeping the Beacon Shining for Students

Bill and Margaret Clark — Creating an Educational Legacy

Growing up together in the small town of Mesopotamia, Ohio, Bill Clark and Margaret Reynolds appreciated the benefits of country living.

Why I made a Bequest to Kent State

By: Charles Harker, emeritus professor Architecture
Prior to coming to Kent State University, I was principal of my own architectural design/build firm in Austin, Texas.