Making a Difference

Category: Spring 2015

A letter from Greg Willems

greg-089r-2Greetings KSUF Board of Trustees,

Last week, I officially hit the 30-day mark as president and CEO of the KSU Foundation. This first month has been an exciting one, filled with learning and listening. I’ve enjoyed getting to know the KSU Foundation staff, our campus partners, donors and friends, and especially learning more about the K-State family.

While the listening and learning will continue, my first 30 days have taught me volumes about the KSU Foundation and its potential to move Kansas State University forward. We’ve enjoyed tremendous successes over the last several years. Fundraising has soared to new heights, our endowment investment performance is nationally recognized and the construction of our new office building, to be completed in October 2015, will support our organization’s needed growth to advance philanthropic giving into the distant future. Continue reading “A letter from Greg Willems”

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 the nation, according to a study by the National Association of College and University Business Officers, or NACUBO, and the Commonfund Institute.

The study found that the valuation of Kansas State University’s endowment — $474 million at the end of the 2014 fiscal year — represents a 30 percent increase over the previous year. This places Kansas State University in the top 5 percent of all U.S. college and university endowment growth for that time period. Continue reading “National study finds Kansas State University’s endowment growth among best in nation for 2014”

Join us for the Spring 2015 Trustees Meeting!

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We hope you are planning to join us in Manhattan for the Spring 2015 Trustees Meeting, Friday, April 10. The All-University Open House is Saturday, April 11.

Registration deadline is today, Friday, April 3. Click here to register!

We are excited to see you and promise that your weekend will be packed with great presentations, plus opportunities to meet and greet fellow trustees. See you soon!