Corporate and foundation partnerships

The KSU Foundation’s corporate partnership team will connect your corporate and foundation interests with the unique branding, inspired research and solid investment opportunities found at K-State. 

At K-State, you’ll find the people with better ideas to move your industry forward.

Your strategic partner for success

Open the door to K-State collaboration. The KSU Foundation team will connect your corporate and foundation interests with the unique branding, inspired research and solid investment opportunities found at K-State.

You can gain access to motivated and career-ready students. Or collaborate with faculty experts whose visionary research is resolving the grand challenges ahead.

  • Connect your corporate interests with K-State excellence. Forge valuable relationships with faculty and partner for your success.
  • Get to know our students as your future employees. When you hire Wildcats, you know that next-generation industry and civic leaders are joining your team.
  • Link your industry with our research. K-State has earned more than 300 patents and is home to 90 research centers ranging from the Konza Prairie Biological Station to the Johnson Cancer Research Center and the Biosecurity Research Institute’s focus on food safety.
Corporate and foundation partnerships

K-State is your next great partner

Check out why there’s no place like Kansas State University for your company and foundation’s investments. Read about K-State’s most recent achievements and be inspired by what we can accomplish together.

Shamrock Trading Corporation invests in the future of business and strategic selling

Shamrock Trading Corporation invested $1 million in Kansas State University’s College of Business Administration to name the Shamrock Student Success Suite and establish an endowment to sustain the National Strategic Selling Institute

William M. Keck Foundation awards K-State $1M grant toward research

William M. Keck Foundation awarded $1 million to a research collaboration lead by Kansas State University’s Bret Flanders, professor of physics, Paul Smith, professor of chemistry, and research partner, Christine Orme, senior staff physicist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, to advance research into stochastic heating.

Alumni give $3M for financial analysis center

Gates Capital Management Center for Financial Analysis created at Kansas State University through $3 million gift from alumni.

Sharpen your competitive edge

Locate in the Edge Collaboration District at K-State where industry, research and talent transform your ideas to meaningful commercial and social success.

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Whitney Riley

Whitney Riley Associate Vice President of Corporate and Foundation Development


Rebecca Lester

Rebecca Lester Director of Foundation Relations


Galen Bunning

Galen Bunning Director of Corporate Relations and Director of Development - Aerospace and Technology