Making a Difference

Category: Summer 2017

Join us Sept. 29 for the Fall Board of Trustees Meeting!

We look forward to seeing you at the 2017 Board of Trustees Fall Meeting.

At each meeting, we strive to bring you — K-State’s premier advocates, ambassadors and investors — relevant and inspiring updates on the activities, accomplishments and aspirations of the KSU Foundation and Kansas State University. The day will culminate that evening with a trustee reception at The Gardens at Kansas State University.

Your attendance makes a difference! We hope you will join your K-State family for a great meeting. Watch your mailboxes in July for your invitation and the full schedule of events!

Funding secured for Phase II of the K-State Office Park

The Kansas State University Foundation has successfully secured funding derived from New Markets Tax Credits and an economic development agreement with the City of Manhattan for Phase II of the K-State Office Park.

This phase of the office park expansion will cost $15.8 million and will add 59,000 square feet of partner-tenant space, doubling the existing development. Phase II will accommodate more than 30 flexible incubator spaces for companies and partners on Kansas State University’s Manhattan campus and create a home for up to 250 jobs when fully leased. Tenants are required to have an affiliation with the university that supports its mission.

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Something to talk about: Trustees in the news

From news headlines to social media, Trustees are making news everywhere. In case you missed it, here are just a few headlines about your fellow

Bill and Debbie Leckron-Miller and Charlene and Rod Lake have made seed contributions to launch an honors program in K-State’s A.Q. Miller School of Journalism & Mass Communications in the fall of 2018. Read more.

Steve and Annette Huff were featured in Inspired Living Omaha for their tiny house in Manhattan, where they stay when in town for games, events or meetings. See the article.



Susie and Chuck Grier were featured in KSU Foundation’s newest social media feature,#VoicesofK-State. This collection of stories shares thoughts on philanthropy from the K-State family. Check out the Griers’ feature and more at We’d love to hear from you! Contact Marisa Larson to share your story.

GW Tweets!

If you’re not following the KSU Foundation on Twitter, you’re not only missing out on amazing stories of K-State generosity and philanthropic impact, you’re also missing out on tweets from our CEO Greg Willems!

Greg often serves as KSU Foundation’s own roving reporter, sending 140 character updates and photos from his visits with the K-Staters and colleagues across the country. Above is a tweet Greg sent from the Big XII Development Conference in Morgantown, West Virginia, where he enjoyed dinner with other Big XII foundation CEOs and vice presidents.

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