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Kent Wired is reporting this gift has been withdrawn. Can't post link from my phone.
01-06-2012 08:29 PM
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(01-06-2012 08:29 PM)BrashFlash Wrote:  Kent Wired is reporting this gift has been withdrawn. Can't post link from my phone.

Here it is:

http://kentwired.com/cope-court-donor-wi...lion-gift/
01-06-2012 09:43 PM
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Heard he was shady. Didn't know the extent of it. Oh well, we still have a lot of cheese committed this year.
01-07-2012 12:31 AM
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WOW! This was a trainwreck from the start. Funny how everybody was on board to take that tainted money, and now this story was broken by that top-notch investigative rag the Daily Kent Stater. Maybe they can put their focus back on the people with clean money and get them to donate. Since these guys took over I have noticed a subtantial drop-off with how they solicite funds.
01-07-2012 09:53 AM
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(01-07-2012 09:53 AM)Polish Hammer Wrote:  WOW! This was a trainwreck from the start. Funny how everybody was on board to take that tainted money, and now this story was broken by that top-notch investigative rag the Daily Kent Stater. Maybe they can put their focus back on the people with clean money and get them to donate. Since these guys took over I have noticed a subtantial drop-off with how they solicite funds.

Can you explain what you mean by your statement? The giving at KSU has NEVER been higher than it is now.
01-07-2012 12:20 PM
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They may have snagged a big donor or two making the final tally look big, but that doesn't mean they are doing well with the smaller pocketed donors. And if getting money from crooks like this makes us feel better then I'll go elsewhere with my cash. I may not kick in a million but still offer up a decent chunk every year and with every project and can only speak for myself. Their solicitations have dropped off and been nothing but a cluster%$#@ with my donations.
(This post was last modified: 01-07-2012 03:57 PM by Polish Hammer.)
01-07-2012 03:55 PM
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(01-07-2012 03:55 PM)Polish Hammer Wrote:  They may have snagged a big donor or two making the final tally look big, but that doesn't mean they are doing well with the smaller pocketed donors. And if getting money from crooks like this makes us feel better then I'll go elsewhere with my cash. I may not kick in a million but still offer up a decent chunk every year and with every project and can only speak for myself. Their solicitations have dropped off and been nothing but a cluster%$#@ with my donations.

I certainly cannot speak to your experience, but your statement is pretty much just flat out incorrect. The donations being received are across the board. Yes, the larger donations (meaning millions) are new, but the overall number of donors is up and most are in that small to mid-sized donation bracket. Also, the final tally hasn't "looked" big. It has been BIG. Ridiculously BIG.
(This post was last modified: 01-07-2012 04:36 PM by dannyb73.)
01-07-2012 04:35 PM
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Donors up, no surprise there are more graduate every year. I used to get solicited for my donations and gave what I could. Since the new guys came in it seems to me they just take for granted they can count on my donation and don't need to work for it so they focus elsewhere. Again, I don't kick in millions but do offer a decent amount and don't need to just give it away and made to feel like they're doing me the favor by taking it.
01-07-2012 04:58 PM
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I have absolutely no clue what the percentages are, but people graduate from every University every year and I doubt highly that results in more donors (especially in this economy). What I mean by that statement is that I bet a large amount of colleges across the country and their donations are down despite the graduates and increased number of alums. I do however understand your frustration, as the attitude you are describing would piss me off too.
01-07-2012 05:07 PM
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At ther very least this does not make the school look very good. Had this gotten out after the court was formally named, it would have been a public relations issue. At least it got stopped in time.
01-07-2012 05:29 PM
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