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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Center for Gift and Estate Planning
PO Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001
Telephone: 330-672-1000
Email: giftplan@kent.edu
Our Staff

Mindy R. Aleman, CFRE, APR
Assistant Vice President

Phone: 330-672-2555
FAX: 330-672-3275

Mindy Aleman is Assistant Vice President 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 a number of articles for national gift planning publications.

Andra Polasky
Senior Director of Advancement, Gift Planning

Phone: 330-672-0424
FAX: 330-672-3275

Andra Polasky is the Director of Advancement, Gift Planning for the center for gift and estate planning, in Kent State University's Institutional Advancement division. 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 uses her expertise and passion to assist KSU alumni, friends and emeriti in leaving a legacy beyond their lifetime through a planned gift.

Jeff Young
Director of Advancement, Planned Gifts

Phone: 330-672-8382
FAX: 330-672-3275

Jeff Young is the Director of Advancement, Planned Gifts. Prior to his appointment in the Center for Gift and Estate Planning, Jeff served for over three years as an Advancement Officer in the College of the Arts at Kent State. He has a passion for helping alumni, friends and emeriti secure the future of Kent State through a planned gift.

Jane Rossman
Special Assistant, Center for Gift and Estate Planning

Phone: 330-672-1000
FAX: 330-672-3275

Jane is Special Assistant 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.