Your support for the Keep Me Kettering Emergency Fund provides assistance for students who face financial challenges stemming from COVID-19 that could prevent them from completing their degrees. Kettering students have long persevered through hardships to reach success with the help of alumni and friends like you.
Josh Ramaglia '17 put his degree on hold in 2008 when he faced his own financial roadblock during the recession. Determined to earn a degree from Kettering, Josh returned in 2015. "Kettering had the best program to get me in the door anywhere. I was able to secure scholarships, and that helped to reduce my costs significantly. They were hugely influential in my ability to push through.” Josh’s success, and the success of many current Kettering students, would be impossible without the generous support of donors like you.
Your gift to the Kettering Gift Fund during this extraordinary time enables the University to address students' most pressing educational needs. In recent weeks, this flexible support has allowed the University to pivot with our amazing faculty to deliver classes virtually and continue to provide housing and food services for students on campus.
Gifts of all sizes help to meet these types of unexpected challenges and provide a path forward for Kettering students. The new CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act allows all taxpayers to make a charitable deduction of up to $300 even if you do not itemize. You might think that $300 is a small amount and might not make a difference. But what if all alumni gave "just" $300? Such support would have a huge impact on all Kettering students.