Making a Difference

Category: 2019

Spring Meeting 2019 recap

This year’s spring meeting included celebrations, field trips and more!

Nearly 200 members of KSU Foundation’s Board of Trustees met Friday, May 10, to connect with friends, celebrate K-State successes and get a behind-the-scenes look at philanthropy in action and the College of Veterinary Medicine.

 

Innovation and Inspiration Campaign surpasses $1.4 billion milestone

The day began with the announcement and celebration of Kansas State University’s Innovation and Inspiration campaign having surpassed its $1.4 billion milestone. The campaign will continue to raise funds for K-State priorities until its scheduled end on June 30, 2020. Add the campaign celebration to your calendars; it is planned for September 18-19, 2020. Learn more here.

Greg Willems, president and CEO of KSU Foundation, announced that KSU Foundation Board of Directors has been awarded the 2018-2019 John W. Nason Award for Board Leadership by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges for demonstrating exceptional leadership and initiative.

Two iconic K-Staters

Coach Bill Snyder and retiring Vice President for Student Life Dr. Pat Bosco were celebrated by trustees for the transformational leadership.

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Lee Borck and Jackie Hartman Borck awarded K-State Medal of Excellence

At the spring KSU Foundation Board of Trustees meeting, trustees Lee Borck and Jackie Hartman Borck, Manhattan, Kansas, were awarded the Kansas State University Medal of Excellence, which recognizes those who have advanced K-State through exceptional service, leadership and philanthropic contributions. Continue reading “Lee Borck and Jackie Hartman Borck awarded K-State Medal of Excellence”

Innovation and Inspiration Campaign surpasses $1.3 billion milestone

Kansas State University’s Innovation and Inspiration Campaign surpassed the $1.3 billion mark in December.

“The Innovation and Inspiration Campaign’s continued success is rooted in the generosity of the K-State family and its belief in the future of Kansas State University,” K-State President Richard Myers said. “We are thankful to the many alumni and friends who have invested in K-State faculty, students and programs. Your support is key to the university’s success, now and in the future.”

Funds raised through the campaign will be used to support students, faculty, facility enhancements and programs and will advance the university toward becoming a top 50 public research university by 2025. Three signature drivers have helped to build momentum during the campaign’s extension period, which will continue through June 30, 2020: Continue reading “Innovation and Inspiration Campaign surpasses $1.3 billion milestone”

KSU Foundation phone numbers change Jan. 22

To better serve you and optimize KSU Foundation resources, we will be switching telephone services as of January 22, 2019.

This means our phone service will be more efficient, and you’ll be able to reach your KSU Foundation connections by telephone more quickly, whether they are traveling or at the office.

It also means that the KSU Foundation’s phone numbers will be changing. Here is a list of new staff phone numbers, which will be active on January 22. Please bookmark this page and make note of the KSU Foundation numbers you call frequently.

Following the service change, call 785-775-2000 to reach the  foundation reception desk.

Please note these often-called numbers:

Jennifer Fabrizius, director of trustee relations: 785-775-2015

RSVP hotline: 785-775-2040.

We appreciate your partnership as K-State’s premier advocates, ambassadors and investors.

 

K-State Student Foundation update

With 2018 behind us, Student Foundation is happy to share some updates on our activities!

Professional development

Starting in the summer, some of our members traveled to Louisville, Kentucky, for the CASE Affiliated Student Advancement Programs National Conference. Student Foundation gave two presentations and gained valuable ideas from other universities around the nation. Both of our presentations received outstanding evaluations from participating students and sponsors.

At the end of October, our campaign planning team met with Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, the founder of Susan G. Komen, about how to grow our philanthropy and continue the mission of K-State Proud. We are so excited to apply some of the takeaways from her insightful experiences. Continue reading “K-State Student Foundation update”

Strategic enrollment management update

In December, K-State President Richard Myers, along with Provost and Executive Vice President Chuck Taber and Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students Pat Bosco, announced key components for a new strategic enrollment management organizational structure/framework for K-State, to be put in place by July 1, 2019.

This new structural framework does not require any new senior administrative positions, but makes strategic use of those vacancies currently in the Provost’s office. It allows the university to begin building our SEM leadership and expertise.

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