K-State donors set new record with $211 million in philanthropic gifts

Alumni, friends, parents, faculty, students and corporate partners of Kansas State University made philanthropic gifts and commitments totaling $211 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2014.

This figure sets a new record in charitable giving in the 70-year history of the KSU Foundation, surpassing the $200 million mark for the first time. The previous record of $152 million was set last year.

“The generosity of K-State’s alumni and friends is phenomenal,” said retired Gen. Richard Myers, Arlington, Virginia, chairman of the KSU Foundation Board of Directors. “This achievement is a clear statement of support for the leadership of Kansas State University and its strategic direction. K-State is thriving and the future is very bright.”

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Windows of opportunity

As we move closer to breaking ground on a historic revitalization of the east side of Memorial Stadium and  new home of the K-State Welcome Center, there is a special opportunity to be part of this project. A limited number of windows in the Welcome Center are available for naming.

These beautiful, arched windows can provide a lasting tribute for many different occasions:

  • Celebrate family’s K-State heritage
  • Honor a family member
  • Remember a loved one
  • Recognize a war veteran
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Cholick to retire in 2015

Fred Cholick, president and CEO of the KSU Foundation since February 2010, has announced his plans to retire in early 2015. Cholick came to the foundation with an extensive record of achievement in academic leadership including six years at Kansas State University as dean of the College of Agriculture and director of K-State Research and Extension.

During Cholick’s tenure, total philanthropic giving rose from $99.5 million in fiscal year 2011 to $211 million in fiscal year 2014.

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