Who we are
The KSU Foundation is K-State’s strategic partner for philanthropy.
What we do
The KSU Foundation inspires and guides philanthropy toward university priorities to boldly advance K-State.
"At the KSU Foundation, we pursue exceptional outcomes for our donors, our university and our community. We are proud to be a progressive organization, striving to secure K-State's future."- Greg Willems, president and CEO, KSU Foundation
We cultivate a culture of excellence that celebrates and rewards initiative, resilience, courage and results.
We work alongside passionate, caring, talented people who trust and challenge us in our intentional pursuit to be the best.
We offer resources for professional growth so that team members can find their purpose, a path to grow, ways to add value and thrive.
We find solutions as a family while aiming for individual excellence, collective success and meaningful outcomes.
Boldly advancing K-State
Foundation staff members work in close partnership with university administrators, deans and faculty to secure charitable contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations to support identified priorities for the university and K-State 2025. Gifts received through the foundation fund undergraduate and graduate student scholarships, establish faculty chairs and professorships, provide college and departmental support, and enhance the campus infrastructure. After the money is raised, it must be prudently managed. This function is managed by foundation staff members who work under the guidance of an advisory committee of trustees. You can learn more about our investment policies and performance here.
KSU Foundation supports the K-State 2025 vision by:
- Leading the $1.4 billion Innovation and Inspiration Campaign for K-State
- Supporting economic development in our local economy through our K-State Research Park and K-State Office Park
- Promoting a culture of philanthropy on campus through K-State Proud and K-State Student Foundation
Want to learn more?
Note: The Kansas State University Foundation was established in 1944 and is a separate, independent entity chartered by the state of Kansas as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit education corporation. Gifts made to support K-State through the KSU Foundation are used according to the donor’s wishes and may not be reallocated by the state. Gifts to the foundation are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.