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.
The show that changed lives
Dusty Joe Garner-Carpenter and his husband, Ryan Garner-Carpenter, created an excellence fund for the LGBTQ Resource Center to offset costs of counseling services for students.
Latest Donor stories
The art of giving
Anita K. Laurent’s estate gift has supported hundreds of students for nearly 50 years. Anita K. Laurent’s charming face in a famous painting is memorable, but her scholarship trust has an even longer-lasting legacy. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to a French family, Anita […]
EA financial psychology lab will help future financial advisors understand clients’ motivations and how to communicate with them
When a parent loses a job
K-State Proud helped keep Dan Rentie in school when his mom lost her job.
“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.
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