All donors have a “why” — a personal journey that leads them to give back. As you get to know our donors and the stories behind their gifts, you might see yourself following in their footsteps.

Latest Donor stories

Jim and Mimi Lipari personal financial planning

Emotional currency

EA financial psychology lab will help future financial advisors understand clients’ motivations and how to communicate with them

dan rentie

When a parent loses a job

K-State Proud helped keep Dan Rentie in school when his mom lost her job.

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“I wouldn’t have the opportunity to be here if it wasn’t for K-State Proud.” – Charity Rentie

Attending Kansas State University was a last-minute decision for Charity Rentie, but now she wouldn’t dream of leaving. “I did not think I was going to go to K-State. But I had some family and friends who went to K-State, and they convinced me […]

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

A fateful detour

A K-State scholarship brings generations of Wildcats together.

Dr. Elbie Loeb and his wife Ada Ramos

Inspired to pay it forward

Dr. Elbie Loeb and his wife, Ada Ramos, RN, created the first fund for the physician assistant program, inspired by the investment of K-State professors.

Living out philanthropy through activism

Inspired to by her time as a K-State Proud leader, Ariel Sinha incorporates this mission in her life today through art activism.

Why K-Staters give

Passion drives philanthropy, and our donors are passionate about K-State In our last issue of Good for K-State, we asked you, our readers, to share your “Why I Give” story. Many of you responded, and here are a few of those giving stories we think you’ll enjoy.

A passion for the Chisholm Trail

Ken Selzer gave to support award-winning book by historian, Jim Sherow

Changing the face of education

From the age of five, Dr. Eva Kleinpeter can remember her parents emphasizing the importance of education and hard work. Growing up poor in Layfette Parish, Louisiana, Eva began her education at Mouton Switch, a two-room segregated schoolhouse. Walking miles from her home to get to school, she recalls the teachers giving everything to help the students read and write.

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