Making a Difference

Looking back: Spring 2017 Trustees Meeting

Thank you to all trustees who attended our spring meeting in April!

There were so many highlights to this remarkable day, including the announcement of the Innovation and Inspiration Campaign extension, the celebration of Gib and Brenda Compton as K-State Medal of Excellence Award winners and an appearance by Coach Snyder!

Here’s a look back at this incredible day: Continue reading “Looking back: Spring 2017 Trustees Meeting”

Watch your mailboxes: The next issue of Good for K-State is on the way

Your Spring 2017 Good for K-State Magazine is on the way. This issue focuses on how K-Staters go above and beyond to make K-State an extraordinary university, thanks to the generosity of our donors.

We hope you enjoy this issue. You can access the magazine online at www.found.ksu.edu/good and email your feedback to us at good@found.ksu.edu. Happy reading!

 

Save the date: Fall 2017 Board of Trustees meeting

Get ready for our fall Board of Trustees meeting, scheduled for September 29, 2017, in Manhattan. We’re working hard to put together an exceptional showcase to enhance your experience as one of K-State’s premier advocates, ambassadors and investors.

You’ll learn about the state of the university and the foundation, the challenges we face and the emerging opportunities where you can make a difference.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Fabrizius at jenniferf@found.ksu.edu or 785-532-7566.

RSVP for Trustee Spring Meeting

Friday, April 21, 2017, in Manhattan

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the Board of Trustees Spring Meeting, scheduled for Friday, April 21, 2017, in Manhattan. We’re working hard to put together an extraordinary showcase that will enhance your experience as one of K-State’s premier advocates, ambassadors and investors. You’ll learn about the state of the university and the foundation, the challenges we face and the emerging opportunities where you can make a difference.

RSVP by April 14, 2017
You can RSVP by sending in your registration form or register online.

Special note: The Spring Football Game is scheduled for Saturday, April 22, 2017. This will be a fun weekend to be in Manhattan!

Questions? Contact Jennifer Fabrizius at jenniferf@found.ksu.edu or 785-532-7566.

Save the Date!
2017 Fall Meeting
Friday, September 29

K-State Office Park expansion to advance university’s north corridor

The Kansas State University Foundation is expanding the K-State Office Park to add 59,000 square feet of on-campus, finished, leased office space along the university’s north corridor. This phase will include the second of four office buildings planned for the Office Park that will total 240,000 square feet, part of the combined 56-acre world-class ecosystem of innovative research and academic growth adjacent to K-State in the Office and Research Parks. With this phase, the KSU Foundation Board of Directors has committed $30 million over the last three years toward the university-focused staged progress.

Continue reading “K-State Office Park expansion to advance university’s north corridor”

You’re invited to the K-State Research Showcase in Olathe

Are you interested in developing corporate partnerships with K-State researchers? Then you will not want to miss the K-State Research Showcase May 17, 2017, on the K-State Olathe campus.

The showcase will highlight the wide breadth of research expertise, resources and capabilities at K-State and K-State Olathe that are available to public and private corporate partners in the KC metro area. More than 60 of our researchers will be at the event to showcase K-State technologies, products and intellectual properties.

For information and to register, visit www.k-state.edu/research/our-research/industry/showcase/

Inspiration takes flight!

The Innovation and Inspiration Campaign event in Salina was held at Hangar 600, where guests were able to see some of K-State Polytechnic aircraft up close. Photos by David Mayes Photography.

Inspiration takes flight!

Inspiration took flight on Jan. 27, when more than 190 K-Staters were inspired by an Innovation and Inspiration Campaign event at Hangar 600 in Salina, Kansas. The event included a cocktail reception, a campaign presentation and dessert reception featuring many of K-State’s aviation fleet and equipment. Many thanks to all who attended these events and helped to make them a success!

Here’s a look back in photos at this extraordinary evening: Continue reading “Inspiration takes flight!”

KSU Foundation is part of the K-State mobile app

In collaboration with K-State Division of Communications and Marketing and Information Systems Office, KSU Foundation recently launched a presence on K-State’s mobile app! Look for the flag icon to gain access to online giving, information on the Innovation and Inspiration Campaign and more!

The KSU Foundation content is available on the app for donors, friends, faculty and staff; future plans include a presence for students. The K-State Mobile app is available to download on iTunes and Google Play, and a quick video description can be found here along with download links.

President Myers on K-State NOW

President Richard Myers appeared on K-State NOW, an interview series produced by K-State’s Division of Communications and Marketing. On the Jan. 31 show, President Myers discussed the effects  of the recent executive order on immigration on K-State students, faculty and staff, his work with the Kansas legislature and K-State’s budget concerns.

Save the dates

Wichita Innovation and Inspiration Campaign event:
Friday, March 3, 2017

Watch your inbox for more information in the coming weeks. If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Rettele-Thomas at 785-532-7592 or jenniferr@found.ksu.edu.

Trustee Spring Meeting
Friday, April 21, 2017 in Manhattan

Get ready for our Board of Trustees Spring Meeting, scheduled for Friday, April 21, 2017 in Manhattan. We’re working hard to put together an extraordinary showcase that will enhance your experience as one of K-State’s premier advocates, ambassadors and investors. You’ll learn about the state of the university and the foundation, the challenges we face and the emerging opportunities where you can make a difference.

Special note: The Spring Football Game will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017. This will be a fun weekend to be in Manhattan!

Watch your mailbox and your inbox for more information. Questions? Contact Jennifer Fabrizius at jenniferf@found.ksu or 785-532-7566.

Join us in Houston!

nlceventtexasbowlemail_editThe KSU Foundation and K-State Athletics invite Board of Trustee members to a bowl game party to celebrate the successful season and your leadership giving to the Ahearn Fund and the Innovation and Inspiration Campaign. This is an exclusive, invitation-only event, not open to the public.

ADVOCARE V100 TEXAS BOWL PRE-GAME PARTY
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The Cantina at NRG Stadium
Two NRG Park
Houston, Texas

Heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails

RSVP by FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23 to Chelsey Frihart at 785-532-7952 or cfrihart@kstatesports.com.

Enter NRG Stadium at the southwest corner (Ford Gate). Guests must have game tickets and pass through security prior to entering the event. Clear Bag Policy is in effect at NRG Stadium. Once entered, you will not be permitted to leave the stadium.

Enjoy great K-State lectures from anywhere

This fall, K-State student, faculty, staff, alumni and community members packed McCain Auditorium to hear Dr. Temple Grandin — author, world-renowned autism spokesperson, consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior and professor of animal science at Colorado State University — as part of K-State’s Landon Lecture Series.

We hope you will enjoy watching this notable lecture from the comfort of your home. All Landon Lectures are available via live stream the day of the event. The next scheduled Landon Lecture will feature Martin Baron, executive editor for the Washington Post. This event will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 6, 2017. Visit https://www.k-state.edu/landon/ for more details on how you can attend virtually.

Save the date: upcoming events

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Make plans to join your K-State family at these events this spring!

Campaign events

NEW DATE! Salina Innovation and Inspiration event: Friday, January 27, 2017

Wichita Innovation and Inspiration event:
Friday, March 3, 2017

Watch your mailbox and inbox for more information in the coming weeks. If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Rettele-Thomas at 785-532-7592 or jenniferr@found.ksu.edu.

Trustee Spring Meeting

Friday, April 21, 2017 in Manhattan
Get ready for our Board of Trustees Spring Meeting, scheduled for Friday, April 21, 2017 in Manhattan. We’re working hard to put together an extraordinary showcase that will enhance your experience as one of K-State’s premier advocates, ambassadors and investors. You’ll learn about the state of the university and the foundation, the challenges we face and the emerging opportunities where you can make a difference.

Special note: It was just announced that the Spring Football Game will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017. This will be a fun weekend to be in Manhattan!

Watch your mailbox and your inbox for more information later this year. Questions? Contact Jennifer Fabrizius at jenniferf@found.ksu or 785-532-7566.

Surpassing a milestone

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Innovation and Inspiration campaign exceeds $900 million

In October, the Innovation and Inspiration Campaign surpassed a major milestone: surpassing $900 million toward its $1 billion goal. As of Nov. 1, 2016, K-State donors and friends have given $909.5 million.

For more information about the campaign, the donors and friends who are making our exciting progress possible, visit inspire.k-state.edu.

Mark your calendar for these upcoming events!

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Make plans to join your K-State family at these events this spring!

Campaign events

NEW DATE! Salina Innovation and Inspiration event: Friday, January 27, 2017

Wichita Innovation and Inspiration event:
Friday, March 3, 2017

Watch your mailbox and inbox for more information in the coming weeks. If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Rettele-Thomas at 785-532-7592 or jenniferr@found.ksu.edu.

Trustee Spring Meeting

Friday, April 21, 2017 in Manhattan
Get ready for our Spring Board of Trustees meeting, scheduled for Friday, April 21, 2017 in Manhattan. We’re working hard to put together an extraordinary showcase that will enhance your experience as one of K-State’s premier advocates, ambassadors and investors. You’ll learn about the state of the university and the foundation, the challenges we face and the emerging opportunities where you can make a difference.

Watch your mailbox and your inbox for more information later this year. Questions, contact Jennifer Fabrizius at jenniferf@found.ksu or 785-532-7566.

Coming soon: A new-and-improved Good for K-State magazine!

180x242px_gfks_fall2016_coverYou might notice a few differences in the next issue of Good for K-State magazine, which will arrive in homes before the Thanksgiving holiday. Based on a recent readership survey, we’ve made some improvements in content and design to engage our readers in more stories highlighting the impact of philanthropy at K-State, ideas for giving and more.

Of special note to trustees, we’ve added a new section entitled “Good Work,” which will feature our valued volunteers like you. To kick this new section off, we’re highlighting the Board of Trustees and their roles as K-State’s premier advocates, ambassadors and investors.

We hope you enjoy the next issue. If you have feedback on Good for K-State magazine, please contact Marisa Larson, KSU Foundation’s editorial manager and Good for K-State editor, at marisal@found.ksu.edu or 785-532-7648.

Wildcats encouraged to take #JustDrive pledge

2016-oct-24_1438_08-donttexKansas State University is competing in the Kansas Insurance Department’s Don’t Text #JustDrive campaign. The university with the most votes wins!

K-State family — including alumni and friends — are encouraged to take the pledge:

“No text message, email, website or video is worth the risk of endangering my life or the lives of others on the road. I pledge to not text and drive and will take action to educate others about the dangers of texting while driving. No text is worth the risk. It can wait.”

Take the pledge online or text Wildcat to 50555.

A look back: the 2016 Fall Meeting

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KSU Foundation President and CEO Greg Willems and Acting Chair of the Board of Trustees Sharon Evers at the 2016 Fall Meeting in September.

Thank you to the more than 200 trustees who attended our fall meeting in September. This special edition of Making a Difference will allow you to review the presentations and videos featured at the meeting this year. Whether you were able to attend or not, please be sure to fill out our follow-up survey.

Highlights from this year’s meeting included:

State of the Organization (View a PDF here)
Presenters: KSU Foundation senior leadership

University Finance 101 (View a PDF here)
Presenter: Gen. Richard Myers, interim president, Kansas State University

Kansas Board of Regents luncheon presentation (View as PDF here)
Presenters: Blake Flanders, Kansas Board of Regents president/CEO

Center for Risk Management
Watch the videos from the presentation, or contact Emilie Fink at emilief@found.ksu.edu or 785.532.7571.

Here’s a look back in pictures of the meeting’s highlights:

Continue reading “A look back: the 2016 Fall Meeting”

Follow-up survey for the 2016 Annual Meeting

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Share your feedback, sign up to be a mentor!

We have changed up our post-meeting survey, and would like all Board of Trustees members — whether you attended the meeting or were unable to attend — to take our feedback survey!

In this survey
  • Give us meeting feedback if you attended
  • Share ideas for future session topics
  • Sign up for the KSU Foundation Trustee/Student Foundation Mentorship Program

For more information on the Trustee/Student Foundation Mentorship Program, you can download this fact sheet.

Thank you again for your support of Kansas State University. If you have any questions, please e-mail Jennifer Fabrizius.

New members elected to the KSU Foundation Board of Directors and Board of Trustees

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We elected four members to the board of directors and 45 members to the board of trustees at our annual meeting. These elections bring the total number of trustees to 315 individuals serving as Kansas State University’s premier advocates, ambassadors and investors. Continue reading “New members elected to the KSU Foundation Board of Directors and Board of Trustees”

Video round up: In case you missed it

Did you enjoy a video showcased at the Board of Trustee Meeting? Here, you can watch them all again — and share them with a friend!

Video highlights of Innovation and Inspiration Metro Events

A look back at our spring Innovation and Inspiration campaign events that took place in Houston, Denver and Dallas/Forth Worth.

Continue reading “Video round up: In case you missed it”