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KSU Foundation Board of Directors to be honored with national award for board leadership

KSU Foundation Trustee flagThe 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).

The award is presented annually to governing boards demonstrating exceptional leadership and initiative.

“From substantially elevating fundraising performance to delivering solutions to address the university’s greatest needs, members of the KSU Foundation’s Board of Directors are truly committed to delivering outstanding results to our university,” said KSU Foundation President and CEO Greg Willems. “We greatly appreciate their extraordinary leadership.”

This year’s Nason Award honorees were chosen from some 35 nominations illustrating the critical work of boards from both public and private institutions, statewide systems, and institutionally related foundations. Of the six institutions chosen this year, the KSU Foundation is the only institutionally related foundation to receive the honor.

“We are fortunate to have directors on the board of the KSU Foundation who are actively engaged and committed to the success of K-State,” said Kansas State University President Richard B. Myers. “Their progressive leadership has been paramount in raising and managing funds for student scholarships, optimizing the deployment of donor funds to address the university’s most pressing needs, and managing real estate projects and strategies that attract corporate partners to campus.”

Awardees were honored at AGB’s National Conference in May, as well as at individual board meetings this spring.  

As Kansas State University’s strategic partner for philanthropy, the KSU Foundation inspires and guides philanthropy toward university priorities to boldly advance K-State family. The foundation is leading Innovation and Inspiration: The Campaign for Kansas State University to raise $1.4 billion for student success, faculty development, facility enhancement and programmatic success.