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.
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.
Philanthropic gifts and commitments to Kansas State University given through the Kansas State University Foundation totaled $174.2 million for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2018. This marks the second most successful year in the university’s fundraising history.
“2018 was an incredible year as generous K-State alumni and friends, university faculty and staff, and campus partners stepped up to boldly advance the university and move K-State closer to becoming a Top 50 public research university,” said Greg Willems, president and CEO of KSU Foundation. “The K-State family can be proud of what we have achieved together to support students, faculty, facilities and programs in fiscal year 2018.” Continue reading “KSU Foundation announces $174.2M in fundraising for FY18”→
This fall, the KSU Foundation launched a new video series called Kids Tell, featuring the next generation of the K-State family (who also happen to be the children of KSU Foundation employees). The kids talk about purple pride, scholarships and more. Keep an eye out for #KSUFoundationKids videos on our social media and share them widely!
More than 200 members of the KSU Foundation Board of Trustees gathered on Friday, April 20 for a day full of updates, celebrations and action!
In the morning, attendees received an update on the State of the Organization, an update from K-State President Richard Myers and a presentation from the Huron Group. Thanks to your contributions to the Trustees Excellence Fund, K-State was able to engage this strategic enrollment management consulting group to study enrollment trends.
At the spring meeting, trustees Dan and Beth Bird, Manhattan, Kansas, were awarded the K-State Medal of Excellence, which recognizes those who have advanced Kansas State University through exceptional service, leadership and philanthropic contributions.
Dan received his degree in animal sciences and industry from K-State in 1962. Beth earned her degree in business administration from K-State in 1961.
K-State President Richard Myers has created a new video series, Minutes with Myers, to host unique conversations that are central to the university’s values. Minutes with Myers will discuss some of the most relevant topics in higher education with K-State experts. Continue reading “President Myers launches new video series”→
The Spring 2018 Board of Trustees Meeting is coming soon! We hope you plan to join us on Friday, April 20, for an action-packed day with your K-State family. Your full invitation will arrive in the mail soon, but a number of you have already begun to make your plans. Here are some key start times to keep in mind:
Board of Trustees Meeting Friday, April 20, 2018
8 a.m.: Coffee, pastries and social time Courtyard, K-State Student Union
9 a.m.: Morning sessions begin Forum Hall, K-State Student Union
Noon: Trustees luncheon/2018 Medal of Excellence recipients recognized Ballroom, K-State Student Union
1:15-3:30 p.m.: Trustees-in-Action Engagement Activities (New this year! See your invitation for more details). 2nd Floor Concourse, K-State Student Union
On Monday, the Student Foundation kicked off their Spring 2018 K-State Proud Campaign Week! As they have for more than a decade, members of K-State Student Foundation and K-State Proud volunteers can be found in the Student Union collecting donations and distributing this year’s Proud T-shirts to be worn to the K-State Men’s Basketball game against Iowa State on Saturday! Continue reading “It’s K-State PROUD week!”→
The KSU Foundation was excited to host Trustee Diane Patrick, a 1970 graduate in political science, and her Student Foundation mentee, Tori Thomas, a junior in biological systems engineering and Spanish, at our January All-Staff meeting. The pair shared the story of their incredible mentor/mentee relationship. We will share their story and more at the Spring Meeting of the KSU Foundation Board of Trustees on Friday, April 20!