$120 Million: K-State Donations Set New Record

By: K-State Release
By: K-State Release

MANHATTAN -- Alumni, friends and corporate partners of Kansas State University made philanthropic gifts and commitments totaling $121 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30. This figure sets a new record in fundraising activity in the 68-year history of the KSU Foundation, surpassing the previous record of $107 million in fiscal year 2011.

"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 51,400 donors who contributed this year, which is up from 44,700 donors 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 $121 million total, $76 million was received in outright gifts, and
$45 million was committed through pledges and deferred gifts, which will come to the university at a later date. These figures represent a total increase of $14 million from the previous year. Thirteen gifts or
commitments of $1 million or more were included in the total. Other
highlights included the establishment of 92 new scholarships and four professorships or chairs.

"This is a new milestone for Kansas State University, and it is an honor to thank the donors who expressed their support of K-State so generously," said Kirk Schulz, president of Kansas State University.

"Just one-quarter of the university's 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. This new landmark in fundraising will 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 K-State are coordinated by the Kansas State University 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, 132, $412,522
Anderson, 51, $23,840
Atchison, 126, $42,976
Barber, 69, $17,106
Barton, 380, $1,253,830.22
Bourbon, 64, $80,467.50
Brown, 189, $726,137.06
Butler, 458, $788,387.31
Chase, 46, $10,0880
Chautauqua, 17, $2,690
Cherokee, 23, $5,590
Cheyenne, 48, $7,841
Clark, 35, $178,385.64
Clay, 283, $151,6100
Cloud, 193, $417,522.84
Coffey, 91, $95,893.66
Comanche, 24, $10,035.83
Cowley, 194, $146,946
Crawford, 95, $24,655.82
Decatur, 51, $13,011.04
Dickinson, 405, $448,376.75
Doniphan, 93, $64,9000
Douglas, 559, $671,687.94
Edwards, 48, $25,971
Elk, 20, $3,235
Ellis, 238, $102,460.67
Ellsworth, 92, $52,643
Finney, 346, $763,412.36
Ford, 220, $325,340
Franklin, 176, $159,561
Geary, 442, $931,704.61
Gove, 47, $37,119
Graham, 50, $10,065
Grant, 48, $8,229
Gray, 75, $196,128.76
Greeley, 21, $8,329.55
Greenwood, 78, $37,945
Hamilton, 30, $14,815
Harper, 47, $1,318,565
Harvey, 315, $361,719.34
Haskell, 67, $27,105
Hodgeman, 37, $4,0020
Jackson, 168, $99,682.21
Jefferson, 129, $55,853
Jewell, 58, $23,093.34
Johnson, 5,798, $12,322,990.30
Kearny, 32, $116,479
Kingman, 83, $109,776.29
Kiowa, 34, $8,705
Labette, 77, $32,238.05
Lane, 35, $22,605
Leavenworth, 308, $183,183
Lincoln, 69, $15,3850
Linn, 28, $2,283.50
Logan, 41, $234,643
Lyon, 209, $698,809.06
Marion, 134, $54,125.52
Marshall, 296, $476,404.31
McPherson, 455, $339,501.24
Meade, 39, $11,288
Miami, 221, $167,306.51
Mitchell, 197, $295,548.83
Montgomery, 158, $69,888.50
Morris, 159, $248,702.17
Morton, 6, $215
Nemaha, 239, $614,299.80
Neosho, 101, $141,604
Ness, 60, $3,840,266.84
Norton, 54, $28,715.08
Osage, 146, $151,455.55
Osborne, 72, $31,830.24
Ottawa, 115, $43,839.08
Pawnee, 106, $293,861.15
Phillips, 87, $301,552
Pottawatomie, 993, $392,214.77
Pratt, 134, $775,323.25
Rawlins, 50, $10,153
Reno, 564, $476,807.47
Republic, 133, $72,255.54
Rice, 147, $239,128.12
Riley, 8,219, $24,667,650.48
Rooks, 77, $18,957
Rush, 30, $4,610
Russell, 86, $47,684.85
Saline, 1,069, $2,320,970.63
Scott, 122, $852,709.76
Sedgwick, 2,989, $6,668,013.62
Seward, 87, $93,390.76
Shawnee, 2,111, $2,668,071.03
Sheridan, 34, $16,152
Sherman, 62, $8,339
Smith, 63, $36,946
Stafford, 89, $40,257
Stanton, 23, $3,445
Stevens, 30, $2,392
Sumner, 146, $183,761
Thomas, 133, $73,173.29
Trego, 35, $8,700.68
Wabaunsee, 224, $68,756.90
Wallace, 25, $1,871.50
Washington, 155, $57,152
Wichita, 41, $23,155.32
Wilson, 66, $9,771
Woodson, 27, $34,530
Wyandotte, 317, $107,779.08


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email: feedback@wibw.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 162581676 - wibw.com/a?a=162581676