Making a Difference

Category: November 2016

Surpassing a milestone


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

Mark your calendar for these 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 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 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.