Making a Difference

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Welcome new trustees!

The Board of Trustees welcomed 40 new members at the Fall Meeting and elected five to terms on the Board of Directors. The foundation now has 315 trustees serving as the university’s premier advocates, ambassadors and investors.

“Our KSU Foundation trustees and directors personify an outstanding commitment to boldly advance the K-State family,” said Greg Willems, president and CEO of the KSU Foundation. “We thank our trustees — new and returning — for their leadership and dedication to K-State.” Continue reading “Welcome new trustees!”

Follow up: Attend a screening of Farmer, Rancher, Fisherman at K-State

Join the Department of Agronomy November 16 at 6 p.m. in Engineering Hall 1109 to watch Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman.

The film stars K-State Agronomy alumnus, Justin Knopf, who spoke at the fall meeting with Dr. Chuck Rice, university distinguished professor of agronomy and recipient of the Mary L. Vanier University Professorship.

Continue reading “Follow up: Attend a screening of Farmer, Rancher, Fisherman at K-State”

Carry the banner high!

At the fall meeting this year, trustees received a KSU Foundation Trustee flag to display at their home or on the go. If you were unable to attend the fall meeting, Jennifer will be sending your flag in the coming weeks.

Every time you raise your flag, you assist with student recruitment efforts, show your commitment to legislative advocacy and raise K-State to the ranks of the elite. Together, we can involve more students, alumni and friends as we aspire to reach higher and be the best.

Show your pride! Take a photo with your flag flying and send it to Jennifer Fabrizius at jenniferf@ksufoundation.org.

Thank you to trustees Al and Karen Walczak (flag pictured at top) and Jim and Debra Gordon (family and flag photo inset right) for sharing their flag photos!

You are K-State’s best ambassadors! Carry the banner high!

GW tweets

 

If you’re not following the KSU Foundation on Twitter, you’re missing out!

President and CEO Greg Willems often serves as KSU Foundation’s own roving reporter, sending 140 character updates and photos from his visits with K-Staters and colleagues across the country. Above, you can see Greg’s tweet about 2017 K-State Medal of Excellence award winners Gib and Brenda Compton’s on-field recognition at the K-State v. Oklahoma game October 21.

See more by following us at https://twitter.com/KSU_Foundation. Pro tip: You’ll know a tweet is from Greg if it’s signed “GW.”

Trustee Spring Meeting: Friday, April 20, 2018


Get ready for our Board of Trustees Spring Meeting, scheduled for Friday, April 20, 2018, in Manhattan. We’re working hard to put together an extraordinary showcase that will enhance your experience as one of K-State’s premier advocates, ambassadors and investors. You’ll learn about the state of the university and the foundation, the challenges we face and the emerging opportunities where you can make a difference.

Watch your mailbox and your inbox for more information. Questions? Contact Jennifer Fabrizius at jenniferf@ksufoundation.org or 785-532-7566.

Join us Sept. 29 for the Fall Board of Trustees Meeting!

We look forward to seeing you at the 2017 Board of Trustees Fall Meeting.

At each meeting, we strive to bring you — K-State’s premier advocates, ambassadors and investors — relevant and inspiring updates on the activities, accomplishments and aspirations of the KSU Foundation and Kansas State University. The day will culminate that evening with a trustee reception at The Gardens at Kansas State University.

Your attendance makes a difference! We hope you will join your K-State family for a great meeting. Watch your mailboxes in July for your invitation and the full schedule of events!

Funding secured for Phase II of the K-State Office Park

The Kansas State University Foundation has successfully secured funding derived from New Markets Tax Credits and an economic development agreement with the City of Manhattan for Phase II of the K-State Office Park.

This phase of the office park expansion will cost $15.8 million and will add 59,000 square feet of partner-tenant space, doubling the existing development. Phase II will accommodate more than 30 flexible incubator spaces for companies and partners on Kansas State University’s Manhattan campus and create a home for up to 250 jobs when fully leased. Tenants are required to have an affiliation with the university that supports its mission.

Continue reading “Funding secured for Phase II of the K-State Office Park”

Something to talk about: Trustees in the news

From news headlines to social media, Trustees are making news everywhere. In case you missed it, here are just a few headlines about your fellow
members.

Bill and Debbie Leckron-Miller and Charlene and Rod Lake have made seed contributions to launch an honors program in K-State’s A.Q. Miller School of Journalism & Mass Communications in the fall of 2018. Read more.

Steve and Annette Huff were featured in Inspired Living Omaha for their tiny house in Manhattan, where they stay when in town for games, events or meetings. See the article.

 

 

Susie and Chuck Grier were featured in KSU Foundation’s newest social media feature,#VoicesofK-State. This collection of stories shares thoughts on philanthropy from the K-State family. Check out the Griers’ feature and more at www.found.k-state.edu/voices. We’d love to hear from you! Contact Marisa Larson to share your story.

GW Tweets!


If you’re not following the KSU Foundation on Twitter, you’re not only missing out on amazing stories of K-State generosity and philanthropic impact, you’re also missing out on tweets from our CEO Greg Willems!

Greg often serves as KSU Foundation’s own roving reporter, sending 140 character updates and photos from his visits with the K-Staters and colleagues across the country. Above is a tweet Greg sent from the Big XII Development Conference in Morgantown, West Virginia, where he enjoyed dinner with other Big XII foundation CEOs and vice presidents.

See more by following us at https://twitter.com/KSU_Foundation. Pro tip: You’ll know a tweet is from Greg if it’s signed “GW.”

 

Looking back: Spring 2017 Trustees Meeting

Thank you to all trustees who attended our spring meeting in April!

There were so many highlights to this remarkable day, including the announcement of the Innovation and Inspiration Campaign extension, the celebration of Gib and Brenda Compton as K-State Medal of Excellence Award winners and an appearance by Coach Snyder!

Here’s a look back at this incredible day: Continue reading “Looking back: Spring 2017 Trustees Meeting”

Watch your mailboxes: The next issue of Good for K-State is on the way

Your spring 2017 Good for K-State Magazine is on the way. This issue focuses on how K-Staters go above and beyond to make K-State an extraordinary university, thanks to the generosity of our donors.

We hope you enjoy this issue. You can access the magazine online at www.found.ksu.edu/good and email your feedback to us at good@found.ksu.edu. Happy reading!

 

Save the date: Fall 2017 Board of Trustees meeting

Get ready for our fall Board of Trustees meeting, scheduled for September 29, 2017, in Manhattan. We’re working hard to put together an exceptional showcase to enhance your experience as one of K-State’s premier advocates, ambassadors and investors.

You’ll learn about the state of the university and the foundation, the challenges we face and the emerging opportunities where you can make a difference.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Fabrizius at jenniferf@found.ksu.edu or 785-532-7566.

RSVP for Trustee Spring Meeting

Friday, April 21, 2017, in Manhattan

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the Board of Trustees Spring Meeting, scheduled for Friday, April 21, 2017, in Manhattan. We’re working hard to put together an extraordinary showcase that will enhance your experience as one of K-State’s premier advocates, ambassadors and investors. You’ll learn about the state of the university and the foundation, the challenges we face and the emerging opportunities where you can make a difference.

RSVP by April 14, 2017
You can RSVP by sending in your registration form or register online.

Special note: The Spring Football Game is scheduled for Saturday, April 22, 2017. This will be a fun weekend to be in Manhattan!

Questions? Contact Jennifer Fabrizius at jenniferf@found.ksu.edu or 785-532-7566.

Save the Date!
2017 Fall Meeting
Friday, September 29

K-State Office Park expansion to advance university’s north corridor

The Kansas State University Foundation is expanding the K-State Office Park to add 59,000 square feet of on-campus, finished, leased office space along the university’s north corridor. This phase will include the second of four office buildings planned for the Office Park that will total 240,000 square feet, part of the combined 56-acre world-class ecosystem of innovative research and academic growth adjacent to K-State in the Office and Research Parks. With this phase, the KSU Foundation Board of Directors has committed $30 million over the last three years toward the university-focused staged progress.

Continue reading “K-State Office Park expansion to advance university’s north corridor”

You’re invited to the K-State Research Showcase in Olathe

Are you interested in developing corporate partnerships with K-State researchers? Then you will not want to miss the K-State Research Showcase May 17, 2017, on the K-State Olathe campus.

The showcase will highlight the wide breadth of research expertise, resources and capabilities at K-State and K-State Olathe that are available to public and private corporate partners in the KC metro area. More than 60 of our researchers will be at the event to showcase K-State technologies, products and intellectual properties.

For information and to register, visit www.k-state.edu/research/our-research/industry/showcase/

Inspiration takes flight!

The Innovation and Inspiration Campaign event in Salina was held at Hangar 600, where guests were able to see some of K-State Polytechnic aircraft up close. Photos by David Mayes Photography.

Inspiration takes flight!

Inspiration took flight on Jan. 27, when more than 190 K-Staters were inspired by an Innovation and Inspiration Campaign event at Hangar 600 in Salina, Kansas. The event included a cocktail reception, a campaign presentation and dessert reception featuring many of K-State’s aviation fleet and equipment. Many thanks to all who attended these events and helped to make them a success!

Here’s a look back in photos at this extraordinary evening: Continue reading “Inspiration takes flight!”

KSU Foundation is part of the K-State mobile app

In collaboration with K-State Division of Communications and Marketing and Information Systems Office, KSU Foundation recently launched a presence on K-State’s mobile app! Look for the flag icon to gain access to online giving, information on the Innovation and Inspiration Campaign and more!

The KSU Foundation content is available on the app for donors, friends, faculty and staff; future plans include a presence for students. The K-State Mobile app is available to download on iTunes and Google Play, and a quick video description can be found here along with download links.

President Myers on K-State NOW

President Richard Myers appeared on K-State NOW, an interview series produced by K-State’s Division of Communications and Marketing. On the Jan. 31 show, President Myers discussed the effects  of the recent executive order on immigration on K-State students, faculty and staff, his work with the Kansas legislature and K-State’s budget concerns.

Save the dates

Wichita Innovation and Inspiration Campaign event:
Friday, March 3, 2017

Watch your inbox for more information in the coming weeks. If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Rettele-Thomas at 785-532-7592 or jenniferr@found.ksu.edu.

Trustee Spring Meeting
Friday, April 21, 2017 in Manhattan

Get ready for our Board of Trustees Spring Meeting, scheduled for Friday, April 21, 2017 in Manhattan. We’re working hard to put together an extraordinary showcase that will enhance your experience as one of K-State’s premier advocates, ambassadors and investors. You’ll learn about the state of the university and the foundation, the challenges we face and the emerging opportunities where you can make a difference.

Special note: The Spring Football Game will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017. This will be a fun weekend to be in Manhattan!

Watch your mailbox and your inbox for more information. Questions? Contact Jennifer Fabrizius at jenniferf@found.ksu or 785-532-7566.

Join us in Houston!

nlceventtexasbowlemail_editThe KSU Foundation and K-State Athletics invite Board of Trustee members to a bowl game party to celebrate the successful season and your leadership giving to the Ahearn Fund and the Innovation and Inspiration Campaign. This is an exclusive, invitation-only event, not open to the public.

ADVOCARE V100 TEXAS BOWL PRE-GAME PARTY
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The Cantina at NRG Stadium
Two NRG Park
Houston, Texas

Heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails

RSVP by FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23 to Chelsey Frihart at 785-532-7952 or cfrihart@kstatesports.com.

Enter NRG Stadium at the southwest corner (Ford Gate). Guests must have game tickets and pass through security prior to entering the event. Clear Bag Policy is in effect at NRG Stadium. Once entered, you will not be permitted to leave the stadium.

Enjoy great K-State lectures from anywhere

This fall, K-State student, faculty, staff, alumni and community members packed McCain Auditorium to hear Dr. Temple Grandin — author, world-renowned autism spokesperson, consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior and professor of animal science at Colorado State University — as part of K-State’s Landon Lecture Series.

We hope you will enjoy watching this notable lecture from the comfort of your home. All Landon Lectures are available via live stream the day of the event. The next scheduled Landon Lecture will feature Martin Baron, executive editor for the Washington Post. This event will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 6, 2017. Visit https://www.k-state.edu/landon/ for more details on how you can attend virtually.