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KSU Foundation elects 35 new trustees, reelects 82

Following a vote at the Sept. 8 meeting of the Kansas State University Foundation’s Board of Trustees in Manhattan, Kansas, two members were reelected to a three-year term on the foundation’s board of directors, two members were newly elected to the board of directors […]

KSU Foundation raises $226.4M, thanks to 44,642 generous donors

Donations to Kansas State University in fiscal year 2023 reached more than $226.4 million in private gifts through the Kansas State University Foundation, closely mirroring last year’s all-time-record fundraising of $235 million. The value of K-State’s long-term investment pool, managed by the KSU Foundation, […]

Glenn and Claire Swoggers’ estate gift funds the Primary Texts Certificate program at Kansas State University

The late Glenn and Claire Swogger of Topeka, Kansas, through an estate gift, have created a faculty chair and endowment fund for the Primary Texts Certificate program at Kansas State University. The Primary Texts program is multidisciplinary and housed in the Department of Political […]


Dolese celebrates 10-year anniversary of $210 million gift announcement to higher education, engineering programs

When Dolese — Oklahoma’s largest supplier of ready-mix concrete, crushed stone, gravel and sand — was looking to give back to the communities it served, it focused on higher education.

Paul Chai

Chai selected as associate vice president of investments, chief investment officer

Following a nationwide search, the KSU Foundation has selected Paul Chai to serve as its next chief investment officer. Chai, most recently the foundation’s senior director of investments, joined the organization in 2018 after twelve years in a senior investment partner role at Grandway […]

Tim & Marta Belstra

Alumni create the Belstra Family Professorship in Feed Science at Kansas State University

Tim and Marta Belstra of DeMotte, Indiana, have invested in the Department of Grain Science at Kansas State University by creating the Belstra Family Professorship in Feed Science. Dr. Chad Paulk, associate professor of feed science and management, is the first to receive the […]

Eldon Gideon

Kansas State University alumnus invests in naming the deanship of the College of Agriculture

Eldon Gideon of Topeka, Kansas, has given a gift to name the deanship in Kansas State University’s College of Agriculture. This is the fourth named deanship at K-State. Gideon’s gift to name the Eldon Gideon Deanship in the College of Agriculture is transformational for […]

patti and rand berney

KSU Foundation Announces 2023 Medal of Excellence Honors

Rand and Patti Berney of Ponce Inlet, Florida, have been awarded the KSU Foundation’s 2023 Medal of Excellence award for their efforts to advance Kansas State University through exceptional service, leadership and philanthropic contributions.

All In for K-State

Donors gave $1,051,199 to brighten the financial futures of K-State students through All In for K-State

One-third of K-State students surveyed said they’d considered dropping out due to finances. For many, the stress of making ends meet disrupts their ability to learn. On March 22, All In for K-State, the university’s day of giving, raised $1,051,199 to bring financial education […]


Farm Credit Associations of Kansas and CoBank invest $1 million in Kansas State University’s College of Agriculture’s innovation centers

Four Kansas Farm Credit Associations and CoBank recently combined to give $1 million to support the Kansas State University College of Agriculture’s innovation centers for grain, food, animal and agronomy research. This investment will fund new facilities and renovations of current buildings, along with […]

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