Starting in the summer, some of our members traveled to Louisville, Kentucky, for the CASE Affiliated Student Advancement Programs National Conference. Student Foundation gave two presentations and gained valuable ideas from other universities around the nation. Both of our presentations received outstanding evaluations from participating students and sponsors.
At the end of October, our campaign planning team met with Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, the founder of Susan G. Komen, about how to grow our philanthropy and continue the mission of K-State Proud. We are so excited to apply some of the takeaways from her insightful experiences.
Student Opportunity Awards
At the heart of our mission are the students we help stay on campus through the allocation of Student Opportunity Awards. This semester, we awarded a total of $31,648.80 to 24 students.
October 22-26, 2018, brought a week full of gratitude to the K-State campus. Students were encouraged to reflect on their personal motives for giving their time, talents and treasure. Five hundred and fifty flags were placed in the quad to represent the more than 6,600 students who received scholarship support in the past year. One flag represented 13 students. A donor panel was held on Monday to give students the opportunity to interact with and hear from K-State donors. Throughout the week, our members talked with their peers about the effect donors have on a college campus and why students should be philanthropists.
Each year, K-State Proud hosts a logo contest to find the new design for our T-shirts. After submissions were received, the campaign planning team narrowed the selection to five designs. Students then voiced their opinions on social media by voting for their favorite design. Natalie May was the winner of this year’s contest!
K-State Proud football game
At the tailgate held before the Texas A&M football game on September 29, Student Foundation members passed out 1,000 free hot dogs to K-State fans to promote the reveal of the 2018-2019 logo. Fans could also sport a sticker of the new logo and purchase vintage K-State Proud T-shirts.
Early Edition campaign
Kicking off this year’s fundraising campaign, we targeted Greek organizations, student ambassador organizations, the marching band, and KSU Foundation employees to donate for t-shirts. The Early Edition campaign allows selected organizations and groups to donate before the rest of campus. These individuals serve as ambassadors for the K-State Proud campaign and increase awareness of the new logo. In one month, the Early Edition campaign raised $13,275! We hope to keep the momentum rolling into our campaign and college weeks which will be held in the spring semester.