Kent State Tuscarawas kicks off For the Future annual campaign

| October 11, 2017

NEW PHILADELPHIA – You can break the mold and help shape the future for Kent State University at Tuscarawas students this fall. Join the Tuscarawas County University Foundation as it launches the 2017 For the Future annual campaign to benefit local Kent State Tuscarawas students.

The campaign will kick off at Kent State Tuscarawas Oct. 18 with an open house and luncheon for the campus community and business and civic leaders from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Remarks will be made at 12:15 p.m.

As part of the public fund drive, the Foundation will have a special business campaign. The corporate campaign leadership includes Becky Mastin, a member of the Tuscarawas County University Foundation board, and Steve VanHorn of ComDoc. Other community volunteers serving as Blue and Gold Ambassadors include:  Doug Bambeck, Investment Partners; Diane Lautenschleger, Tuscarawas County Convention & Visitors Bureau; Milo Miller, The Budget; Rodney Sommers, Novogradac & Company; Kiley Kendall, Edward Jones; Amy Brandon, Boltaron; Matthew Ferris, Ferris Financial, LLC; Kerri Silverthorn, Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities; and Hanna Urfer, Sourdough Digital Marketing.

The event, located in the library academic learning commons at Founders Hall, will include brief presentations by Dr. Bradley Bielski, dean and chief administrative officer, and campaign leaders, as well as a video testimonial by Breianna Fechuck, a criminology major at Kent State Tuscarawas.

According to Bielski, “We are pleased to have students such as Breianna who are so dedicated to their educations and futures; they are going to impact the world! We encourage the community be part of that journey and support the Foundation’s annual fund to assist us in providing essential scholarships and modern campus learning resources.”

The foundation was created in 1968 to sustain and advance a high standard of education and excellence at Kent State Tuscarawas. Funds raised through the campaign are used for student scholarships and student initiatives, as well as providing excellent educational facilities and equipment. This year, the foundation awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships to nearly 150 students.

“We are asking the community to help us support our hardworking students by making a gift to our For the Future Founders Fund benefiting student scholarships and student success,” said Chad Conrad, director of advancement. “Students like Breianna Fechuck are an excellent example of the types of students who receive vital scholarships through our campus’ Tuscarawas County University Foundation.”

Donations to the Tuscarawas County University Foundation in support of Kent State Tuscarawas can be sent to Tuscarawas County University Foundation, 330 University Drive NE, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 or online at www.kent.edu/tusc. For more information, contact Conrad at 330.308.7445 or by email at cconra1@kent.edu.

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