ALBION COLLEGE NAMES KENT BEITTEL AS ONE OF ITS SIX 2021 ALUMNI RECIPIENTS, ANNOUNCING AS FOLLOWS:
Kent Beittel, ’69
“In 1983, Beittel founded The Open Shelter — a nonprofit advocacy center and day-services shelter for homeless and marginally housed people in Columbus, Ohio. Beittel served as the first director of Open Shelter for over 30 years. To date, Open Shelter has worked with more than 40,000 individuals and developed innovative ways to address the complex needs of their clients. In particular, Beittel worked with financial institutions to set up banking and savings access for homeless people, a program that has since been adopted by communities across the country. Beittel and his late wife, Mary, received the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Columbus Coalition for the Homeless, and in 2020 Beittel was named a Distinguished Alumnus by the Upper Arlington (OH) Alumni Association.”
He was nominated by Kenneth R. Sleight, whose nomination was supported by Philip T. Carter, with links below to the nomination and support documents.
Support by Philip T. Carter for Kent Beittel as Nominee for an Albion College Distinguised Alumni Award
We are so grateful as an agency for this recognition of Kent’s legacy.