Create your K-State legacy

Add Kansas State University as a beneficiary in your will or living trust to leave your mark. Your legacy can be a life-changer.

K-State Legacy

Choose your path

From life insurance to IRAs, you have many ways to support the future of K-State through a planned gift. Some options even pay you income for life.

Wondering how to create a planned gift?

You’ve got options! Here are some popular choices:

  • Add K-State to your will or living trust.
  • Designate the KSU Foundation as a beneficiary of your IRA, retirement plan, life insurance policy or donor-advised funds.
  • If you have appreciated securities (stocks or bonds) or mutual funds that you’d like to donate to K-State, place a Transfer on Death (or TOD designation) on your accounts.
  • Gifts that also pay you income include charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts.

Donors can lean into almost anything of interest to them. It really is about ‘Can you change people’s lives and make a difference?”’

Jim Johnson, alumnus, business owner, K-State philanthropist

Contact your gift planning team

Sarah Buda

Sarah Buda Senior Gift Planning Officer


darci cain

Darci Cain, CTFA Senior Director of Gift Planning


Gordon Dowell

Gordon Dowell Executive Gift Planning Officer


Brenda McCrady

Brenda McCrady Executive Gift Planning Officer


Kent Sedlacek

Kent Sedlacek Senior Executive Gift Planning Officer


Josh Simpson

Josh Simpson Gift Planning Officer


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