This holiday season, KSU Foundation launched a thank you video to all donors just before the holiday season.
Using the voices of students, young alumni and faculty, the video not only serves as a cheerful thank you to donors, but a way of showing how annual gifts help support K-State students, the faculty who teach them, and the learning environment that makes it all possible.
K-State faculty and staff are the heart and soul of the university — in more ways than one. Not only do they shape the student experience at K-State, but they also invest in K-State’s future through the All-University Campaign for K-State.
Information, inspiration and purple pride were everywhere at the 2013 annual meeting of the K-State Board of Trustees in September. More than 321 trustees traveled from 17 states to make the meeting a great success.
This year’s annual meeting was a busy day packed with information and excitement for K-State’s future. We hope you will make plans to join us for next year’s meeting, scheduled for September 19, 2014. Here’s a look back at the event in pictures:
The Board of Trustees welcomed 21 new members with an orientation session on Thursday. Pictured here, KSU Foundation President and CEO Fred Cholick visits with new members Van and Janice Witthuhn, Hays, Kan.
Fall brings lots of excitement to K-State, including the kickoff of the All-University Campaign for K-State. The annual campaign allows faculty and staff on all three campuses to support the areas of the university they care about most. Since 2007, the number of faculty and staff who make gifts to K-State annually has increased by 146 percent. In 2012 alone, 42 percent of faculty and staff — or 2,100 employees — made gifts to the university totaling more than $1.3 million.
Alumni, friends, parents, faculty, students and corporate partners of Kansas State University made philanthropic gifts, pledges and future commitments totaling $152 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2013. This figure sets a new record in total gift activity in the 69-year history of the KSU Foundation, surpassing the previous record of $111 million in fiscal year 2012.
Total gift activity includes outright gifts of cash or securities, pledges that will come to the university within a five-year-period, and deferred gift commitments that will be realized by the university at some point in the future.
“The generosity of K-State’s alumni and friends is deeply appreciated,” said Curt Frasier, Beloit, Kan., chairman of the KSU Foundation Board of Directors. “This achievement is a testament to the 57,300 individuals who contributed this year, which is up from 51,400 individuals last year.”
Established in 2009, “Generous U” is a national student philanthropy competition that annually recognizes university students who grow philanthropy and philanthropic values on their campus. The award includes a $5,000 prize. K-State Proud was selected from a pool of 48 student entries nationwide — up from 21 last year. There were three runners-up: the University of California, Los Angeles; the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Oklahoma. Continue reading “Student-led campaign earns K-State national recognition”→
Are you on Facebook? Do you tweet? If so, you can help us extend K-State’s culture of philanthropy into the social media realm. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or connect with us on LinkedIn, but above all — share the good news!
We are constantly posting the latest K-State news relevant to giving and progress toward our K-State 2025 goals. From features on our generous donors to stories about inspiring K-State students, social media is helping K-Staters around the world remain connected to what’s happening at K-State today.
Social media is more than just a pastime for organizations like KSU Foundation — it’s way to engage alumni and friends and raise awareness about the power of giving back. In FY13, KSU Foundation’s social media followers increased by more than 88 percent, and our web traffic from social media increased by more than 40 percent. Continue reading “Help us spread the word on social media!”→
K-State Proud, a student-led, nationally recognized fundraising campaign, succeeded in raising more than $105,600 this year. In the first seven years of the campaign, more than $650,000 has been raised and some 300 students have received awards, helping them stay at K-State and complete their education. Read more about K-State Proud and its impact here.
Contributions to K-State Proud establish Student Opportunity Awards for students who are struggling financially and have exhausted all other forms of financial assistance.
Imagine being a student at Kansas State University, working hard to earn a degree, when something unexpected happens that makes it financially impossible for you to continue your studies. Imagine that gut-wrenching, sick feeling in the pit of your stomach as you see your dreams slipping away. Now imagine that your fellow students all chip in and give you the money you need to get through the semester or year. Sound unbelievable? It’s not. That very scenario has played out many times each semester for the past seven years at K-State thanks to K-State Proud.
This summer, Telefund transitioned to a year-round calling program, allowing K-State to significantly expand the number of K-Staters who can be reached each year. In addition to increasing the number of alumni contacted on behalf of K-State’s nine academic colleges, Telefund’s expansion will allow students to connect with a broader audience, including K-State parents and friends, as well as increase private support and create 60 new campus jobs for students. Continue reading “Calling all K-Staters: the new K-State Telefund expands its reach”→
The All-University Campaign for K-State broke records in 2012, with 42 percent of faculty and staff participating. And that’s just one of several exciting numbers K-State faculty and staff are proud to share. Here are a few more:
More than 200 trustees traveling from more than 16 states helped to make the 2012 annual meeting of the K-State Board of Trustees a great success. Trustees gathered in the K-State Student Union for a day packed with information, inspiration and purple pride. Continue reading →
A highlight of the Board of Trustees meeting each year is student participation. Above, a student panel shares their experiences with scholarships, study abroad, leadership and honors programs.
This year’s annual meeting was a busy day packed with information and excitement for K-State’s future. We hope you will make plans to join us for next year’s meeting, scheduled for September 20, 2013. Here’s a look back at the day in pictures: Continue reading “A look back in pictures”→
Have you heard about the plans for a new K-State Welcome Center? This incredible facility will serve the entire K-State family as the front door to new opportunities and will be one of the first in the country to provide a central location for students and families to connect with New Student Services, Admissions, Financial Aid, Housing and Dining Services, and Career and Employment Services. Continue reading “A video sneak peek: K-State Welcome Center”→