While Kent State may be a public university, you may be surprised by how much funding is being raised right here on the Kent State campus.
Less than 20 percent is received through the state and that number is continuing to decline.
However, a group of students is helping towards the cause.
That would be Flashanthropy.
Flashanthropy is Kent State’s student run philanthropy group.
Flashanthropy advisor Taylor Police says the group’s mission is to spread the awareness of philanthropy through educating others, fundraising and group events.
They generate much of their donations towards something called the “Pay It Flash Forward Scholarship” where three $2,500 scholarships are given to select students every year. Applying students must write an essay on the importance of philanthropy.
Just this year, they were able to raise over $100,000 for the scholarship from their efforts.
The group itself is funded from the university and money raised through the group is given to the KSU community. The more money raised by Flashanthropy, the more they’ll have to operate.
The organization has 20 members through four committees and puts in nearly three hours a week in just meetings.
I’m Jarrod Evangelist for Broadcast Beat Reporting