How can I support the spot I love full well?

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Let us count the ways.

Kansas State University is the spot we love full well. But how do we keep it strong?

It takes funds from a variety of sources to keep K-State accessible and advancing excellence. Philanthropic gifts, plus research grants and contracts, make up the largest part of K-State’s budget at 32.8%.

This investment in K-State by people like you delivers enriching experiences for students such as participating on competition teams, or helps programs purchase vital resources, or provides funds for faculty to enhance their teaching and research. Are you wondering if there’s a way to give that fits your budget? There is! Here’s how.

1. Will my small gift of $25, $50 or $100 really make a difference?

Yes! Every gift adds up to support K-State students, faculty and programs. Want proof? More than 20,000 people gave to K-State last year for a combined $226.4 million.

One way to make a big impact with a small gift is to make it a monthly recurring gift via a credit card or electronic transfer.

2. Want to double, or even triple, your gift?

An easy way to double your contribution is through your or your spouse’s employee giving program. Many corporations have giving programs that match employee gifts to qualifying organizations.

3. How can I support K-State while honoring a loved one or celebrating a special occasion?

Set up a memorial fund. These funds can be established to honor someone’s memory, like a beloved professor or a grandparent who helped you pay for college.

Memorial funds can also honor a special occasion like a wedding, retirement or birthday. It’s a great gift for the Wildcat in your life who bleeds purple but doesn’t want more stuff.

4. How do I start a scholarship?

The K-State Family Scholarship match program provides a way for you, or a small group of people, to create a scholarship. When you give a minimum of $32,000, it will be matched, doubling the impact of your gift. You can give a lump sum or an annual pledge of $6,400 spread across five years.

A scholarship of up to $2,000 will be awarded quickly, helping to keep a K-State education accessible for generations.

5. How do I put K-State in my estate plans?

There are many ways to support K-State when you retire or after you’re gone. You can add K-State to your will or living trust. You can designate the KSU Foundation as a beneficiary of your IRA, retirement plan, life insurance policy or donor-advised funds. Or you can establish a gift that pays you an income while supporting K-State.

Make a difference

To learn more about how to support K-State, contact a KSU Foundation digital development officer at 785-775-2000 or

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