Jeff Young, CFRE

Director, Gift Planning, Center for Gift and Estate Planning at Kent State University

Jeff Young is Director, Gift Planning, for the Center for Gift and Estate Planning at Kent State University. A member of Kent State's Division of Institutional Advancement since 2012, Jeff first served 3 years as an Advancement Officer in the College of the Arts prior to joining the Center for Gift and Estate Planning in 2015. Before joining Kent State, Jeff managed a call center that made calls on behalf of many major non-profit organizations. An accomplished fundraiser and marketer, Jeff has been a top performer for Kent State's Advancement team. In particular, Jeff's leadership on IRA marketing has tripled both the number of donors and dollars raised via IRA RMDs on an annual basis.

Jeff holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from the University of Akron and obtained his CFRE in 2016. He lives in Ohio with his wife, Jamie and two children, Jocelyn and Jordan.

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