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Meet the Staff
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Meet the Staff

PO Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001
Telephone: 330-672-0421
Email: giftplan@kent.edu
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Our Staff

From Left to Right:

Anthony Jones
Associate Director of Advancement, Planned Gifts

Phone: 330-672-0414
FAX: 330-672-3275
Ajone159@kent.edu

Anthony has recently joined the team as Associate Director of Advancement, Planned Gifts. Anthony has an extensive background in sales and marketing in senior retirement communities, and pharmaceutical sales. He also previously served as Campaign and Fund Raising Division Director with United Way of Western Michigan. He holds a BS from Western Michigan University, and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

Jane Ickes
Senior Secretary, Center for Gift and Estate Planning

Phone: 330-672-0421
FAX: 330-672-3275
jrickes@kent.edu

Jane is Senior Secretary for gift and estate planning at Kent State. She has been a staff member since 1996. Jane oversees the Herrick Society programs, donor inquiries, the annual "Ask the Panel" seminars, assists in the creation of donor proposals, marketing, gift annuities, trusts, and donor stewardship; and coordinates numerous special projects.

Mindy R. Aleman, CFRE, APR
Executive Director, Center for Gift and Estate Planning

Phone: 330-672-2555
FAX: 330-672-3275
maleman@kent.edu

Mindy is executive director of gift and estate planning and has been in Kent State's Institutional Advancement division since 1999. She holds memberships in the Northern Ohio Planned Giving Council, Partnership for Philanthropic Planning and Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). She is certified in fund raising by the International Association of Fund Raising Professionals and accredited by the Public Relations Society of America. Mindy is a frequent presenter at gift planning seminars and has authored articles for national gift planning publications. She holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Akron.

Andra Polasky
Director of Advancement, Planned Gifts

Phone: 330-672-0424
FAX: 330-672-3275
apolask4@kent.edu

Andra is Director of Advancement, Planned Gifts in Kent State University's Institutional Advancement division. As an integral member of the Center for Gift and Estate Planning, Andra uses her expertise and passion to assist KSU alumni, friends and emeriti in leaving a legacy beyond their lifetime through a planned gift. She is a member of the Northern Ohio Planned Giving Council and has over 15 years of experience in development, community outreach and communications in the areas of senior services and wellness. Andra is a graduate of the University of Akron.

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Kent State University
Center for Gift & Estate Planning
PO Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001
330-672-0421
giftplan@kent.edu