Who are trustees? They’re K-State’s premier advocates, ambassadors and investors. If you’re passionate about K-State, becoming a trustee is a great way to contribute to its long-term success.
What roles do the trustees play?
- Be involved in the foundation and university through service to the colleges, engagement with students and volunteer opportunities.
- Lend assistance in legislative matters that may impact the KSU Foundation and university.
- Receive early access to university news and information about key initiatives.
- By attending meetings twice a year.
- Serve as an ambassador on the foundation’s behalf at key events, with your network of friends and through social media.
- Help identify and recruit new donors and trustees.
- Create connections and build bridges between your sphere of influence and the university.
- Help diversify the trustee membership so it reflects K-State’s alumni base.
- Keep K-State among your top philanthropic priorities, generously supporting your areas of interest.
- Consider including the university in your estate plan.
- Promote a culture of philanthropy by mentoring a K-State Student Foundation member.
Trustee Excellence Fund
As part of their commitment to the advancement of the university, trustees contribute to the Trustee Excellence fund (TEF). The TEF is used to seed-fund projects or programs that are either an emerging opportunity for growth or are addressing a student or campus need.
Medal of Excellence
At the spring KSU Foundation Board of Trustees meeting, trustees Rand and Patti Berney, Ponce Inlet, Florida, were awarded the Kansas State University Medal of Excellence, which recognizes those who have advanced K-State through exceptional service, leadership and philanthropic contributions
Board of Trustees meeting highlights