Making a Difference

Category: Fall 2017

Welcome new trustees!

The Board of Trustees welcomed 40 new members at the Fall Meeting and elected five to terms on the Board of Directors. The foundation now has 315 trustees serving as the university’s premier advocates, ambassadors and investors.

“Our KSU Foundation trustees and directors personify an outstanding commitment to boldly advance the K-State family,” said Greg Willems, president and CEO of the KSU Foundation. “We thank our trustees — new and returning — for their leadership and dedication to K-State.” Continue reading “Welcome new trustees!”

Follow up: Attend a screening of Farmer, Rancher, Fisherman at K-State

Join the Department of Agronomy November 16 at 6 p.m. in Engineering Hall 1109 to watch Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman.

The film stars K-State Agronomy alumnus, Justin Knopf, who spoke at the fall meeting with Dr. Chuck Rice, university distinguished professor of agronomy and recipient of the Mary L. Vanier University Professorship.

Continue reading “Follow up: Attend a screening of Farmer, Rancher, Fisherman at K-State”

Carry the banner high!

At the fall meeting this year, trustees received a KSU Foundation Trustee flag to display at their home or on the go. If you were unable to attend the fall meeting, Jennifer will be sending your flag in the coming weeks.

Every time you raise your flag, you assist with student recruitment efforts, show your commitment to legislative advocacy and raise K-State to the ranks of the elite. Together, we can involve more students, alumni and friends as we aspire to reach higher and be the best.

Show your pride! Take a photo with your flag flying and send it to Jennifer Fabrizius at

Thank you to trustees Al and Karen Walczak (flag pictured at top) and Jim and Debra Gordon (family and flag photo inset right) for sharing their flag photos!

You are K-State’s best ambassadors! Carry the banner high!

GW tweets


If you’re not following the KSU Foundation on Twitter, you’re missing out!

President and CEO Greg Willems often serves as KSU Foundation’s own roving reporter, sending 140 character updates and photos from his visits with K-Staters and colleagues across the country. Above, you can see Greg’s tweet about 2017 K-State Medal of Excellence award winners Gib and Brenda Compton’s on-field recognition at the K-State v. Oklahoma game October 21.

See more by following us at Pro tip: You’ll know a tweet is from Greg if it’s signed “GW.”

Trustee Spring Meeting: Friday, April 20, 2018

Get ready for our Board of Trustees Spring Meeting, scheduled for Friday, April 20, 2018, 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. Questions? Contact Jennifer Fabrizius at or 785-532-7566.