Making a Difference

Category: December 2016

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.

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

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 for more details on how you can attend virtually.

Save the date: upcoming events


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

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.