Inspiring and guiding philanthropy

How KSU Foundation maximizes your generosity.

A standout among top performers

  • $174.2 million raised in FY18
  • $92.2 million made available to campus in FY18
  • 11¢ KSU Foundation spends for each $1 raised.* The national average is 20¢
  • 22 of top 172 top performing development officers nationally work for the KSU Foundation.*

*Per national study of U.S. colleges and universities

Fast facts

  • Founded in 1944, $2.50 first gift
  • 125 full-time employees and 30 part-time student employees
  • 5,500 personal visits with K-Staters all over the country
  • $2+ billion  raised since 1944 raised in FY18
  • $539 million Market value of the long-term investment pool
  • Leading industry innovations like K-State Office Park

By giving to K-State through the nonprofit KSU Foundation, philanthropic contributions are tax-deductible, are directed as the donor intends for today and in the future, and cannot be reallocated by the state and Board of Regents to be used elsewhere.

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