Making a Difference

Category: October 2019

K-State celebrates first named college: the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering

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.”

KSU Foundation Trustees think BIG at fall meeting


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.

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K-State Family Scholarship: How it works

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.

Save the Date!

Be sure to mark your calendar for these upcoming events!

2020 Spring Board of Trustees Meeting
Friday, May 8, 2020
Manhattan, KS

2020 Fall Board of Trustees Meeting
Friday, September 18, 2020
Manhattan, KS

Innovation and Inspiration Finale Celebration
September 18 and 19, 2020
Manhattan, KS
More details to come