Senior Katie Kimble (Business, ’17) loves to give back.
We met Katie a few weeks ago when she visited FLASHanthropy’s Giving Tuesday table in the Kent Student Center. Katie contributed to the Pay It Flash Forward Scholarship, which supports Kent State students.
Kent State isn’t the only cause that benefits from Katie’s generous spirit! Katie was profiled in a recent article that appeared in the Record-Courier, our local newspaper, for her work on behalf of Kent Social Services (KSS), a local agency that provides nutritious hot meals and food pantry assistance to families in Portage County. KSS also helps local families celebrate the holidays by distributing Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets.
Katie says that Giving Tuesday is her favorite holiday. This year, she celebrated it by contributing 115 different gifts to KSS, including stuffed animals, puzzles, and games — all of which she purchased herself.
Katie is a great example for all of us. Giving back makes you feel good about yourself. And more importantly, it makes a huge positive impact on the lives of others. (Learn more about Katie’s personal journey here — you’ll agree, any way you look at it, Katie’s a pretty impressive person!)
Way to go, Katie! Your personal commitment to helping others inspires all of us to be more philanthropic, and your courageous story inspires all of us to try harder! We’re proud to call you a fellow Golden Flash — and happy to know that you’re a FLASHanthropist at heart!