Record Year For Fundraising At K-State, $152 Million Donated

By: Kansas State University Press Release (posted by Lindsey Rogers)
By: Kansas State University Press Release (posted by Lindsey Rogers)

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- 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 Kansas State University 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, 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."

"This new record is a demonstration of commitment to the university's leadership and strategic vision," said Fred Cholick, president and CEO of the KSU Foundation. "As the university moves toward the ambitious goal of becoming a Top 50 public research university by 2025, philanthropic support will be crucial to propel that vision forward."

Of the $152 million total, $86 million was received in outright gifts, $33 million was pledged and $33 million was committed through deferred gifts, which will come to the university at a later date.

There were 22 gifts or commitments of $1 million or more, totaling $82.6 million. Another highlight was $1.7 million in gifts made through Telefund in its first year of expansion to a year-round basis.

Additionally during the 2013 fiscal year, the student-led K-State Proud campaign concluded its seventh year with a grand total of $650,000 for Student Opportunity Awards, and the All-University Campaign for faculty and staff achieved a 42 percent participation rate.

"It is an honor to thank the alumni, friends, corporate partners, faculty, staff and students who expressed their support of K-State so generously," said Kirk Schulz, president of Kansas State University.

"Less than one-quarter of the university's operating budget now comes from the state," Schulz said. "The remainder of the budget comes from three sources: tuition, grants and contracts, and private philanthropic support given through the KSU Foundation. Charitable gifts have a great impact on students, faculty and facilities at K-State, both immediately and in the future. There is no question that this level of support by the K-State family will assist the university in our quest to be recognized among the Top 50 public research universities."

Philanthropic contributions to Kansas State University are coordinated by the KSU Foundation. The foundation staff works with university partners to build lifelong relationships with alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students through involvement and investment in the university.

The following is a list of the number of donors and total gifts to the university by Kansas county:

Allen, 89, $134,192.95
Anderson, 66, $12,670
Atchison, 131, $46,967
Barber, 66, $19,680
Barton, 402, $1,086,958.99
Bourbon, 61, $10,130
Brown, 208, $324,800.42
Butler, 527, $342,394.35
Chase, 55, $7,775
Chautauqua, 17, $2,030
Cherokee, 39, $19,640
Cheyenne, 40, $7,635
Clark, 35, $65,445
Clay, 304, $104,689.35
Cloud, 210, $164,421.29
Coffey, 115, $277,188
Comanche, 19, $10,058.32
Cowley, 229, $277,840
Crawford, 117, $26,767
Decatur, 54, $64,577.86
Dickinson, 484, $243,515.62
Doniphan, 101, $56,437
Douglas, 608, $962,182.98
Edwards, 81, $56,663.01
Elk, 23, $3,365
Ellis, 258, $136,743.60
Ellsworth, 133, $51,699.85
Finney, 410, $853,644.39
Ford, 249, $195,773.26
Franklin, 195, $39,999.50
Geary, 443, $300,580.57
Gove, 46, $38,546.06
Graham, 29, $13,348.50
Grant, 55, $107,080
Gray, 98, $124,307
Greeley, 26, $10,689.28
Greenwood, 83, $41,600
Hamilton, 22, $31,045
Harper, 51, $272,830
Harvey, 342, $1,116,370.23
Haskell, 65, $35,275
Hodgeman, 34, $16,467.50
Jackson, 182, $92,334.23
Jefferson, 151, $83,204.75
Jewell, 67, $34,805.11
Johnson, 6,941, $5,385,821.82
Kearny, 35, $68,199.86
Kingman, 119, $195,712.01
Kiowa, 43, $100,715.70
Labette, 75, $32,100
Lane, 36, $32,320.19
Leavenworth, 365, $104,696.05
Lincoln, 70, $17,285
Linn, 33, $5,872
Logan, 60, $67,367
Lyon, 244, $312,442.27
Marion, 150, $62,392.50
Marshall, 301, $164,928.38
McPherson, 495, $227,067.69
Meade, 45, $11,960
Miami, 245, $447,675.91
Mitchell, 224, $129,806.62
Montgomery, 178, $1,208,468.34
Morris, 170, $86,551
Morton, 10, $940
Nemaha, 283, $1,045,670
Neosho, 113, $68,286
Ness, 77, $115,965.22
Norton, 54, $29,445.71
Osage, 180, $47,256.52
Osborne, 73, $24,066.98
Ottawa, 123, $42,402.08
Pawnee, 106, $80,413.14
Phillips, 94, $36,771.02
Pottawatomie, 1,083, $507,342.03
Pratt, 142, $393,527.50
Rawlins, 47, $7,625
Reno, 641, $1,081,839.75
Republic, 143, $74,275.94
Rice, 153, $92,753
Riley, 8,527, $38,509,113.74
Rooks, 79, $24,528
Rush, 34, $4,685
Russell, 96, $56,396.70
Saline, 1,217, $6,657,878
Scott, 128, $351,031.90
Sedgwick, 3,304, $4,472,204.41
Seward, 103, $75,805
Shawnee, 2,348, $2,667,700.64
Sheridan, 42, $39,642
Sherman, 70, $10,560
Smith, 58, $762,185
Stafford, 88, $166,151.94
Stanton, 33, $29,120
Stevens, 32, $2,155
Sumner, 149, $73,704
Thomas, 147, $108,705.44
Trego, 39, $6,383.21
Wabaunsee, 236, $55,439.75
Wallace, 28, $3,095
Washington, 161, $63,865.50
Wichita, 62, $27,081.64
Wilson, 61, $82,757
Woodson, 25, $12,340
Wyandotte, 359, $118,755.62

"The money is very important but what’s more important is what the money does. The money supports faculty, it supports students through scholarships, it supports infrastructure, it supports programs. So really what the money does is it supports the needs of Kansas State University in its path of excellence," Fred Cholick told WIBW.


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