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Kansas State University establishes #KStateStrong Emergency Response Fund to address critical student and campus needs related to COVID-19

Kansas State University has established the #KStateStrong Emergency Response Fund to address the emerging needs of K-State students, faculty and staff during K-State’s COVID-19 response.  Read more.<
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Rockin' K's now offering fan favorites in the Edge Collaboration District at K-State
A new gastropub combining the best of legendary Kite's and Mr. K's fare with the fresh flavor of Rockin' K's Originals. Serving Cat fans everyday including Caturdays. Read more.

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Despite the pandemic crisis, donors remained loyal to Kansas State University and gave $177.4M in FY20
"This was a fundraising year like no other." Read more.



Kansas State University and Stormont Vail Health announce strategic partnerships
Stormont Vail has signed an agreement with Kansas State University to form an academic partnership in the College of Health and Human Sciences’ Physician Assistant Program. Read more.


K-State Proud at work: Student Opportunity Award applications skyrocket during Covid-19
Funded through the K-State Proud Campaign, Student Opportunity Awards provide financial assistance for students who have demonstrated extreme financial need or who need temporary financial assistance. Read more.

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A record-breaking year: Donors contribute $212 million in fiscal year 2019 for Kansas State University
Donations to Kansas State University reached an all-time high in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, with more than $212 million in private gifts through the Kansas State University Foundation.  Read more.

Hearst Foundations 2020 giftHearst Foundations grant $100,000 to K-State's Multicultural Academic Program Success' Summer Bridge opportunity The Hearst Foundations, a national philanthropic resource for education, health, culture and social service, have granted Kansas State University $100,000 in support of the Multicultural Academic Program Success (MAPS) Summer Bridge experience. Read More.
Gilliland family scholarship, College of Business AdministrationGift establishes match funds for 50 new College of Business Administration scholarships The estate of Otis and Wanda Gilliland gave $1.6 million to create scholarships via K-State Family Scholarship match funds. Read More.
KSU Foundation Flag2019: New trustees elected for KSU Foundation KSU Foundation Trustees elected new members to serve as the university's premier advocates, ambassadors and investors. Read More.
Fulcrum Global Capital: Feeding the world one investment at a timeFulcrum Global Capital establishes office location in K-State Office Park Venture capital firm specializing in early-stage investing in companies focused on agriculture, agriculture technology and animal health, is establishing an office in the K-State Office Park. Read More.
McCain Auditorium expansionKansas State University's McCain Auditorium to be expanded and renovated Construction for the project is expected to start June 2020, adding a modern and inviting entry, more accessible spaces and much-needed patron amenities. Read More.
Greg Willems, president and CEO of Kansas State University FoundationCouncil for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) selects Greg Willems so serve on national committee Greg Willems, president and CEO of the KSU Foundation, has been selected to serve on the CASE National Committee for Institutionally Related Foundations. Read More.
KSU Foundation certified a Great Place to WorkKSU Foundation certified a Great Place to Work® KSU Foundation is the only certified institutionally related foundation in the country and one of only seven Great Place to Work® certified organizations in Kansas. Read More.
KSU Foundation Board of Directors to be honored with national award for board leadershipKSU Foundation Board of Directors to be honored with national award for board leadership The Kansas State University Foundation Board of Directors will be honored with the 2018-2019 John W. Nason Award for Board Leadership by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB). Read more.
KSU Foundation digital development officerA new way to connect with K-Staters. KSU Foundation launches texting outreach program. Read More.
USDA at K-State Office ParkUSDA establishes office in K-State Office Park in support of the National Bio and Agro-defense FaclityRead More.
Lee Borck and Jackie Hartman BorckLee Borck and Jackie Hartman Borck awarded Kansas State University's Medal of ExcellenceRead More.
Carl and Mary IceCarl and Mary Ice  provide matching funds for 30 scholarships through the K-State Family Scholarship ProgramRead More.
Vanier 2nd K-State Family Scholarship MatchMary Vanier gives second $1 million gift to advance KSU Foundation's successful K-State Family Scholarship ProgramRead More.
KSU Foundation FY18 ProgressKSU Foundation announces $174.2M in fundraising in fiscal year 2018 for Kansas State University
Marks the KSU Foundation's second-best fundraising year ever. Read More.
KSU Foundation FY18 Progress2018 New KSU Foundation Trustees and Directors Elected
KSU Foundation Trustees elected new members to serve as the university's premier advocates, ambassadors and investors. Read More.
bluestem grill in K-State Office ParkBluestem Grill opens in K-State Office Park, 1880 Kimball Avenue
Bluestem Grill brings new local full-service dining options to community and K-State Office Park. Read More.
vanierMary L. Vanier K-State Family Scholarship
Mary Vanier gives gift of $1 million to create at least 30 matching gift scholarships as part of the K-State Family Scholarship Program. Read More.
andersonKSU Foundation announces $152.6M in fundraising in fiscal year 2017
Philanthropic gifts and commitments to Kansas State University given through the Kansas State University Foundation totaled $152,680,585 for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2017. Read more.
October update letterFrom KSU Foundation: making an impact through scholarships
Everything starts with a promise. The KSU Foundation inspires and guides philanthropy toward university priorities to boldly advance K-State. That's our promise to you. Read more.
phase II groundbreakingCommunity celebrates K-State Office Park Phase II groundbreaking
To mark the next stage in development of Kansas State University’s north campus research and academic corridor, the Kansas State University Foundation broke ground and began excavation for Phase II of the K-State Office Park in a June 8, 2017, ceremony. Read more
Office park ribbon cutting
Kansas State University Foundation holds ribbon-cutting for new office park 
Kansas State University Foundation and Kansas State University celebrated the opening of the K-State Office Park on Friday, Dec. 4, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house. The new building is the first in a multiphase project that will fuel collaboration, philanthropic support and economic development in the North Campus Corridor. Read more.
October update letter

October update letter from president and CEO

Over the past several months, the dedicated staff at the KSU Foundation have been working with our campus partners and volunteers to launch Innovation and Inspiration: The Campaign for Kansas State University. Read more.

September letter

September update letter from president and CEO

Greg Willems reflects on the beginning of a new fall semester. Read more.

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K-State Proud and All-University Campaign celebrate 10 years

This year, both K-State Proud and the All-University Campaign are celebrating 10 years of philanthropic impact. Read more.

K-State Marching band

Support the Pride of Wildcat Land

Drummers strike the cadence, notes ring out. The crowd jumps to their feet, clapping along. We all know that feeling of joy and excitement when the K-State marching band — The Pride of Wildcat Land — begins to play. Read more.
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National recognition: University, KSU Foundation receive fundraising award

K-State and the KSU Foundation recognized nationally for overall improvement in fundraising from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Read more.
Greg Willems

A letter from Greg Willems, KSU Foundation president and CEO

I hope everyone enjoyed a festive and safe July and you're escaping the heat we’ve experienced in early August! My wife Christina, our daughters and I enjoyed our first Fourth of July in Kansas. Read more.
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Eiselein named first recipient of the Michael Donnelly Faculty Award in English

Dr. Gregory Eiselein, professor of English and University Distinguished Teaching Scholar, has been named the first recipient of the Michael Donnelly Faculty Award in English. Read more.
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Kansas State University alumni and friends give $141.5 for fiscal year 2015

Philanthropic gifts and commitments by alumni, friends, parents, faculty, students and corporate partners of Kansas State University totaled $141.5 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30. Read more.

Garmin, U.S Engineering, Veterinary and Biomedical Research Center named lead tenants in multi-phase K-State Office Park

This innovative four-phase project will help lead the development of Kansas State University's north campus corridor and fuel economic growth and development of Manhattan and the region. Read more.

June letter from Greg Willems

Earlier this month, I celebrated my 100th day as president and CEO of KSU Foundation. It has been an exciting first few months in this new role, and my appreciation for the K-State family has grown in equal step with my enthusiasm for the university’s future. I’d like to reflect on some of my experiences during these first 100 days and what has inspired me. Read more.
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Garmin executive gives $1 million to K-State engineering expansion

Dr. Min Kao, of Garmin International, Inc., has made a $1 million gift to create four labs in the Phase IV building addition at the K-State College of Engineering. Read more.
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Accident incident at 1800 Kimball Ave.

Shortly after 10:30 a.m. Monday, a worksite injury was reported at the construction site of the new  K-State Office Park, located at 1800 Kimball Ave. Read more.
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KSU Foundation welcomes Greg Willems as president and CEO

Greg Willems has been named president and chief executive officer of the KSU Foundation. He officially assumed the post at the KSU Foundation Board of Director’s meeting on Friday, February 27. Read more.

Koch gift

Koch Industries renews support for diversity programs, adds support for new programs at the university

Koch Industries, Inc., Wichita, Kansas, has announced a gift of $2,635,000 to Kansas State University. Read more.

K-State Proud

K-State Proud announces campaign week activities

K-State Proud, the first ever all-university, student-led campaign at Kansas State University, is back for its ninth year of students helping students. Read more.

Endowment release

National study finds Kansas State University's endowment growth among best in nation for 2014
The growth of Kansas State University's endowment in fiscal year 2014 was among the best in nation. Read more.


Greg Willems to lead KSU Foundation as president and CEO
Greg Willems has been named president and chief executive officer of the KSU Foundation, Manhattan, effective Friday, February 27. Read more.

All-University Campaign

Faculty/staff demonstrate K-State is more than their employer by contributing $1.2 million
More than 2,100 employees gave back to K-State this year – that’s over 41 percent of faculty and staff! This resulted in a collective contribution of more than $1.2 million. The campaign is just one way K-State faculty and staff have a direct impact on the university's goal of becoming a top 50 public research university by 2025. Read more.

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VIDEO: There's no place like purple
Because of outstanding alumni supporters like YOU, our list of achievements is growing  and gets us one step closer to becoming a top 50 public research institution by 2025. Read more here.


2014 Annual Report
This was a banner year in philanthropic giving to Kansas State University. Alumni, friends, parents, faculty, students and corporate partners of K-State made gifts and commitments of $211 million in fiscal year 2014. Read more here.


Matching gift challenge benefits K-State’s College of Business Administration
Paul and Sandra Edgerley, Brookline, Massachusetts, have made a challenge matching gift of $5 million to the College of Business Administration (CBA) at Kansas State University. Read more.


Welcome Center named for Berney Family
K-State’s new welcome center will be named the Berney Family Welcome Center, in recognition of the $11 million commitment to advance K-State made by Rand and Patti Berney, McKinney, Texas. Read more.

Kale gift supports geography

K-State Geography Department, students benefit from estate gifts
The estate of Steven Kale, Salem, Oregon, will support a scholarship and the excellence fund for the Department of Geography in the College of Arts & Sciences. Read more.

FY14 gift

Purple pride: K-State donors set new record with $211 million in philanthropic gifts
Alumni, friends, parents, faculty, students and corporate partners of Kansas State University made philanthropic gifts and commitments totaling $211 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2014. Read more.

Kemper gift

William T. Kemper Foundation gives $1 million boost to Seaton Complex
The Kansas City, Missouri-based William T. Kemper Foundation has made a gift of $1 million to the College of Architecture, Planning & Design (APDesign) at Kansas State University to support the Seaton Complex revitalization and expansion. Read more.

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KSU Foundation to develop 14-acre site at Kimball and Denison
The Kansas State University Foundation's board of directors has voted to begin development of the first phase of a master plan for a 14-acre tract of land at the corner of Kimball and Denison avenues in Manhattan. Read more.

Mary Vanier gift

K-State alumna's gift supports K-State Proud Student Opportunity Awards
A gift of $550,000 from Kansas State University alumna Mary Vanier, Manhattan, Kansas, will benefit the K-State Proud Student Opportunity Awards fund. Read more.


K-State alumna's final gift supports business students
The estate of Elnita Jezek has provided a $1.67 million gift to Kansas State University through her trust. The funds will support students in the College of Business Administration. Read more.

Welcome Center

K-State Alumni support K-State Welcome Center and a new initiative in leadership
David and Ellie Everitt have made a gift of $3 million to K-State to establish the Leading Change Institutes in the School of Leadership Studies and to benefit the new K-State Welcome Center. Read more.


Longtime university supporters establish chair for director of the School of Leadership Studies
Mary Lynn and Warren Staley, Avon, Colo., have made a gift of more than $2.5 million to establish an endowed chair for the director of the School of Leadership Studies at K-State. Read more.


Army veteran establishes military sciences fund
The estate of Lt. Col. Albert E. Hylton III, Kansas City, Kan., has made a gift of more than $629,000 to the Department of Military Science in the College of Arts & Sciences to establish the Albert E. Hylton Jr. Excellence Fund. Read more.


Largest gift in K-State history
The Jack Vanier family has made a gift of $60 million — the largest private donation in the history of K-State. Read more.


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