Hundreds of purple-clad K-State faculty, students, alumni and friends greeted Carl and Mary Ice at the engineering complex Friday, Oct. 18, to help them celebrate the naming of the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering. Greg Willems welcomed the Ices and their family and thanked all the attendees for being there to honor two K-Staters who have set the standard for what it means to inspire through leadership, service and philanthropy.
President Richard Myers thanked Trustees Carl and Mary for their investment, sharing how this investment will benefit the college and K-State. It inspires the K-State family to dream big. It brings prestige to the college and the university and lets future leaders and educators know that alumni and friends believe in the university’s future. “Thank you, Carl and Mary, for your incredible commitment,” Myers said. “You are truly making K-State history today. Your investment will be felt for generations to come, not only in the College of Engineering, but across the university.”
On a rainy Friday, October 4, KSU Foundation Trustees met for the fall 2019 Board of Trustees meeting. More than 300 trustees attended and learned of many ways K-Staters are thinking big to advance Kansas State University.
Rand Berney, chair of the board of trustees, ran the business meeting in which 54 returning trustees were elected to continue their service on the board. Fifty-two new trustees were approved for the board and 32 trustees were approved for emeritus status. There are 367 members of the KSU Foundation Board of Trustees.
At our fall meeting, you heard about how a handful of signature donors have created the K-State Family Scholarship Program. Here are more details about how this innovative program works.
How the family scholarship funding works
Lead donors have already given seed monies to establish their “family tree” of matched funds.
You give a gift of $30,000 to your family scholarship of choice; it is matched at $30,000 for a total gift is $60,000 once the gift agreement is signed and the first pledge is received.
Your gift can be given in a lump sum or an annual pledge of $6,000 for five years.
If you pledge $6,000, $4,000 goes to principal and $2,000 is awarded.
We’ve simplified the donor-requested criteria to make the scholarship more awardable and impactful. You may designate your scholarship to a college or unit.
Only two gift matches per household.
A portion of the funds from these Family Scholarships will be made available to campus once the agreement is signed and pledge received with the remainder going into the endowment to fuel future scholarships.*
Claim your place in the family tree of scholarships, and you will directly meet the needs of this and future generations of K-State students!
For more information, contact John Morris by email or at 785-775-2007.
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.
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.”
With 2018 behind us, Student Foundation is happy to share some updates on our activities!
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”→
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.